German soprano KATHARINA RUCKGABER is a graduate of Munich’s University of Art and Drama as well as the Frankfurt Opera Studio. Her time at Oper Frankfurt saw many stage appearances including Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Frasquita in Barrie Kosky’s highly praised production of Carmen, and the Waldvogel in Wagner’s Siegfried. Katharina sang Fennimore in Kurt Weil’s Silver Lake at the Konzerthaus Berlin under Iván Fischer and Serpetta (Mozart La Finta Giardiniera) with the Bamberg Symphony under Ainars Rubikis.
Recently she made her Konzerthaus Wien debut with acclaimed pianist Graham Johnson, and was invited for a Schubert evening at Wigmore Hall with pianist Sholto Kynoch, she sang Clizia in Händels Teseo at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and recorded a song CD with renowned pianist Helmut Deutsch. Katharina is a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Bühnenverein, the SIAA foundation and was awarded the much sought after Jury prize from Michael Schade in the Stella Maris competition and in the Anneliese-Rothenberger-Competition.
Future seasons will see her make debuts as Musetta (La Bohème), Olympia (The Tales of Hoffmann), Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) at the Freiburg Theatre, as well as Susanna at Staatstheater Darmstadt. Under the baton of René Jacobs, Katharina will also perform in the premiere production of The Magic Flute at Theater an der Wien.