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BRAUN Lioba

Lioba Braun

German mezzo-soprano is estimated as a specialist for Strauss, Wagner and Mahler.

2018 she performed Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre as well as Waltraute in Götterdämmerung in Ring cycles in Odense conducted by Alexander Vedernikov and was immediately invited to return in fall for Berg’s 7 frühe Lieder

2017 she gave her highly acclaimed debut in the part of Klytämnestra in Strauss’ Elektra at the Opéra de Lyon conducted by Hartmut Haenchen. She sang the part again in 2018 in Lisbon conducted by Leo Hussain. 

After her successful house debut at Staatsoper Hamburg in May 2016 as Brangänein Tristan und Isolde conducted by Kent Nagano she sang the same part with Staatsoper Hamburg in Bogotà and performed Ortrud in Lohengrin in Muskat with Wagner Festival Wels conducted by Ralf Weikert. 

During recent seasons she made two successful excursions into the soprano fach: She performed Isolde in Tristan und Isolde - first in concerts with Andris Nelsons in Birmingham and Paris before singing the role fully staged in Nürnberg and under Dmitiri Jurowski in Antwerpen. 2015 she took over the part highly successful in a new production in Florenz conducted by Zubin Mehta.
In fall 2011 she had added the role of Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in Leipzig under Ulf Schirmer to her repertoire and took over on short notice the same role at Deutsche Oper Berlin under Donald Runnicles. 

During the past seasons she was mainly heard as Kundry in Parsifal, as Brangäne, Fricka and Waltraute im Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen, as Ortrud in Lohengrin, as Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten or as Venus in Tannhäuser in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, at the Bayreuth Festival, in Vienna, Milan, Naples, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid and Los Angeles. 

Lioba Braun works with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Christoph Eschenbach, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Andr is Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles und Christian Thielemann.

As a concert singer she often performs music by Gustav Mahler. Lately she was heard in Naples with Mahler’s 3rd symphony and in Florence with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis conducted by Zubin Mehta. In Munich she sang Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Constantin Trinks. 

Among her recordings are Lioba Braun singt Wagner conducted by Peter Schneider, Mozart‘s Requiem under Thielemann, Mahlers 2nd and 8th symphony under Jonathan Nott, Mahler’s 8th symphony under Riccardo Chailly as well as Brahms‘ Altrhapsodie under Helmuth Rilling and Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica  conducted by Andris Nelsons. In 2016 the recording of Mendelssohn’s Elias with RIAS Kammerchor conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann has been published. 

Lioba Braun studied with Charlotte Lehmann and teaches today herself at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. 

09/2018

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