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Renowned worldwide as one of the finest interpreters of Mozart’s works, being called a born “Mozartian”, Sophie Karthäuser has earned such praise by singing her first ever Pamina under the baton of René Jacobs at La Monnaie.


Notable scenic productions include the title-role in LA CALISTO at La Monnaie (René Jacobs), Agathe/DER FREISCHÜTZ with John Eliot Gardiner at the Opéra Comique in Paris, Asteria/TAMERLANO in Brussels and Amsterdam (Christophe Rousset), Héro/ BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT at La Monnaie as well as at her debut at the 2016 edition of the Glyndebourne Festival.


Sophie Karthäuser is an equally sought-after concert soloist and has worked with ensembles and orchestras such as Wiener Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Concentus Musicus Wien, Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik, Les Arts Florissants, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège and Belgian National Orchestra alongside conductors such as Christian Arming, William Christie, Stefan Gottfried, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Jakub Hrůša, René Jacobs, Vladimir Jurowski, Louis Langrée, Antonello Manacorda, Ingo Metzmacher, Kazushi Ono, Jérémie Rhorer and Christophe Rousset.


Sophie Karthäuser counts among the most coveted recitalists with appearances in the Berlin and Cologne Philharmony, Wigmore Hall London, Carnegie Hall New York, etc.


Highlights of the season 2018/2019 include Pamina in Mozart´s ZAUBERFLÖTE at La Monnaie, Mozart´s MASS IN C MINOR and REQUIEM at Brucknerhaus Linz, BRAHMSREQUIEM in Stockholm, the world premiere of Annelies van Parys´ WAR REQUIEM, Bach´s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO in Werfen, a duo recital with Stéphane Degout in Antwerp as well as ELIAS by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy at the Vienna Musikverein.


Sophie Karthäuser´s discography include opera recordings as well as solo albums, such as a recording of Poulenc songs. Her CD of Lalande´s “Leçons de Ténèbres” with the Ensemble Correspondances and Sébastien Daucé, highly acclaimed by the press, appeared in March 2015. Her CD "Kennst du das Land" with songs of Hugo Wolf has been released in April 2016.


2018/2019 season (Representation: Concert Germany)
General management: Helga Machreich


This biography was provided by Machreich Artists Management.
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