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© Simon Pauly

Anna Lapkovskaja

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Anna Lapkovskaja was born in Minsk and grew up in Munich.


In 2019, she made her role debut at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden as Dalila in Samson et Dalila under the baton of Thomas Guggeis. This season she made her debut as Judith at the Opéra de Lyon in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and she also returns to the Berlin State Opera as Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto. She made her house debut at the Teatro Real Madrid with the 1st Norn under Pablo Heras Casado. She also appeared in the new Ring at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, and in the Dresden Ring at the Semperoper, both under the baton of Christian Thielemann.


In recent seasons she made her debuts in Wiesbaden as Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma, at the Teatro Colón as Mascha in Eötvös’ Tri Sestri, and as Preziosilla in Verdi’s La forza del destino at the Ópera Nacional de Chile. She sang the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with the MDR Symphony Orchestra at the Gewandhaus Leipzig. Other roles in her repertoire include Charlotte in Werther and Strauss ́ Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier).


Anna Lapkovskaya was guest at several leading opera houses and festivals, including the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Bayreuth Festival and the BBC Proms. She has worked with directors such as Harry Kupfer, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Peter Sellars, Andrea Breth, Robert Carsen and Damián Szifron.


In addition to her operatic activities, the singer devotes herself intensively to concert singing. Under Daniel Barenboim she performed Boulez’ Le visage nuptial, among other works. She sang Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Berlioz’ Les nuits d’été with Sascha Goetzel, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Mahler’s 2nd Symphony under the baton of Alexander Soddy. She has a regular collaboration with Sir Simon Rattle, under whom she has already appeared as Varvara in Janáček’s Katja Kabanowa at the Staatsoper Berlin. Most recently, she performed Stravinsky Journey with the Berlin Philharmonic and LSO London under his baton.

May 2023 – For the most up-to-date biography please contact Bartosz Jakóbczak