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Sophie Koch

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The acclaimed French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch recently sang the title role in Paul Dukas’ Ariane et Barbe Bleue at the Théâtre du Capitol in Toulouse. In the 2018/19 season she also returned to the Vienna State Opera as Fricka in Das Rheingold, as Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos and as Charlotte in Werther. In 2019/20 further appearances at the Vienna State Opera as Fricka and as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier as well as her role debut as Kundry in Toulose are planned, as well as concerts with the San Francisco Symphony with Mahler and Wagner. The artist will also make her debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as a Muse/Nicklausse in Hoffmann’s Tales.

Sophie Koch regularly appears on the world’s most important opera stages. In addition to Brussels, Barcelona, Zurich and the Salzburg Festival, she appears regularly in London, Dresden, Vienna and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

The artist impersonated all the important Mozart and Strauss roles, such as Cherubino, Dorabella, Sextus and Idamante, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier and the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. More recently she has devoted herself more and more to the French and German repertoire, including Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther in Munich, Berlin, Chicago, Vienna and New York, Marguerite in La Damnation du Faust by Berlioz in Paris, Dresden and Amsterdam, Fricka and Waltraute in Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen in Paris, Munich and Vienna, and Venus in Tannhäuser in London, Paris and Budapest.

The mezzo-soprano regularly works with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Antonio Pappano, Ivor Bolton, Sir Roger Norrington, Franz Welser-Möst, Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Philip Jordan, Kirill Petrenko, Kent Nagano, Sir Simon Rattle, to name but a few.

Sophie Koch is internationally successful as a Lied and concert singer as well and appears regularly at major festivals including Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and the Vienna Musikverein.

An extensive discography documents her artistic work, for which she was awarded the Christel Goltz Prize by the Semperoper Dresen in 2001 and the title Österreichische

Kammersängerin by the Vienna State Opera in 2016.

On DVD you can see the artist alongside Renée Fleming in Der Rosenkavalier (Decca) and Ariadne auf Naxos (DGG) live from the Baden-Baden Festival and in Massenet’s Werther from the Paris Opera alongside Jonas Kaufmann (Decca).


July 2020 – Please don’t use any older material. For the most recent biography please contact Florian Schadhauser