Biography

The soprano, Martina Welschenbach, was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied music at the Stuttgart Conservatory, at the Guildhall School of Music, and at the Royal College of Music in London.
Whilst still studying, she gave guest performances in minor roles at Staatstheater Stuttgart and at the National Theater in Zagreb. She has won grants from the Konstantin and Kid Lambert foundation and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
 
In 2005, she joined the International Opera Studio at the opera house in Zürich. Within a few weeks, she was engaged as a member of the ensemble at the opera house. By the season of 2008/09, Welschenbach changed to the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she has performed in roles such as Musetta/La Bohème, Gretel/Hansel and Gretel, Oscar/Un ballo in maschera, Ännchen/Der Freischütz, and Echo/Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as Clorinda/La Cenerentola, Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Micaëla/Carmen, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte, Woglinde/Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Karolka/Jenufa, Solveig/Peer Gynt, Liu/Turandot, and Vixen/Cunning Little Vixen.
 
Throughout her career, Martina Welschenbach has worked with such renowned stage directors as Claus Michael Gruber, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Martin Kuschej, Carlo Lievi, Christof Loy, Giancarlo del Monaco, and David Pountney and conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedosejev , Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Cornelius Meister, Ingo Metzmacher, Carlo Rizzi, Donald Runnicles, Nello Santi, Peter Schneider, Franz Welser-Möst, Jonathan Nott, and Sir Simon Rattle.
 
In the season 2012/13, she made her debut as Freia in Wagner’s Rheingold and Eva in Meistersinger, successfully breaking ground in German repertoire.
 
Guest engagements and concerts led her to Vienna, Paris, Lucerne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Eutin, Leipzig, and Gera. Highlights include her acclaimed debut at the Opéra National de Paris as Regina in Mathis der Maler under Christoph Eschenbach, the role of Thekla/Wallenstein with the ORF under Cornelius Meister at the Vienna Konzerthaus, her role debut as Fiordilig/Cosi fan tutte in a concert version under Marcus Bosch, the role debut of Tatjana/Eugene Onegin in several concertante performances with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie, as well as her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Claude Debussys’ La Damoiselle élue under the baton of Donald Runnicles.      

From season 2015/16 on, Martina Welschenbach works freelance, but remains an acclaimed guest singer at Deutsche Oper Berlin, her roles including Mimì/La Bohème, Europa/Die Liebe der Danae, and Irene in Wagner’s Rienzi - and in the season 2016/17 roles such as Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Gretel/Hansel and Gretel, Freia/Rheingold, and Helmwige/Walküre, all under the baton of GMD, Donald Runnicles. Another important role debut was the title role in the new production of Lulu at Wuppertaler Bühnen in Germany.
 
In the current season, she will, among other things, be embodying Senta/Flying Dutchman at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under Donald Runnicles, in Bari, and in Rennes.

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director
natascha@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
  Kaffeekantate
Britten Ceremony of Carols
Fauré Requiem
Grieg Peer Gynt / Solveig
Mahler Symphony no. 4
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Coronation Mass
  Exultate Jubilate
  Requiem
  Vespere solennes de Confessore
Orff Carmina Burana
Suter Le Laudi oli.25
 

Repertoire Opera

Berg Lulu Lulu
Berlioz Les Troyens Hécube
Bizet Carmen Micaëla
Britten Peter Grimes Niece
Hindemith Mathis der Maler Regina
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Gretel
  Königskinder Innkeeper's daughter
Janacek Jenufa Karolka
  The Cunning Little Vixen Vixen
Mozart Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
  Die Zauberflöte 1st Lady
    Pamina
    Papagena
  Don Giovanni Donna Anna
    Zerlina
  La finta giardiniera Ramiro
  Le nozze di Figaro Contessa
    Susanna
Puccini La Bohème Mimi
    Musetta
  Turandot Liù
Rossini La Cenerentola Clorinda
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Echo
  Die Liebe der Danae Europa
  Elektra 5th Maid
  Intermezzo Anna
Tchaikovski Eugene Onegin (Concert) Tatjana
Verdi Don Carlo Tebaldo
  Nabucco Anna
  Rigoletto La contessa di Ceprano
  Un ballo in maschera Oscar
Wagner Das Rheingold Freia
    Woglinde
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Eva
  Die Walküre Ortlinde
  Götterdämmerung Woglinde
  Parsifal 1st Esquire
    Flowermaiden
  Rienzi Irene
  Tannhäuser Shepherd
Weber Der Freischütz Ännchen
Weinberger Wallenstein Thekla
Zandonai Francesca da Rimini Samaritana

News

Wagnerian waves of sound at the Spree
For Martina Welschenbach, the fresh season begins with a true highlight. On September 18th she can be heard at the Berlin Philharmonie as part of the final concert of this year’s Musikfest Berlin. Under the baton of Donald Runnicles and, among others, alongside Bryn Terfel (Wotan) and Anja Harteros (Sieglinde) she will be singing the part of Helmwige in a concertante performance of the 3. act of Die Walküre.
Following this concert she will be returning to her Berlin parent house, the Deutsche Oper, where she will be performing the role of Senta in Christian Spuck’s staging of The Flying Dutchman on three nights: September 22nd, October 27th and November 18th. On September 22nd, Robert Watson will be with her on stage singing the part of Erik.
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