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Daniela Köhler

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Daniela Köhler made a memorable impression on audiences and the press during her debut as Sieglinde (Die Walküre) at Oper Leipzig in 2018, after which she was invited back to Leipzig in subsequent seasons as Sieglinde and Brünnhilde (Siegfried).


In the current 2023/24 season, Daniela Köhler will make her house and role debut as the Empress in Katharina Thomas’ new production of Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Cologne Opera. She will also return to Zurich Opera House as Sieglinde, a role in which she made her house debut last season in Andreas Homoki’s new production of Die Walküre. Daniela Köhler also appeared in the 2022/23 season as Senta in Herbert Fritsch’s new production of Der fliegende Holländer at the Komische Oper Berlin, as the 3rd Norn in Götterdämmerung and as the Jungfer Leitmetzerin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Semperoper Dresden and as Siegfried-Brünnhilde at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Last season she also made her eagerly awaited debut at the Staatstheater Mainz as Salome in Richard Strauss’ opera of the same name. In Mainz, she already made a successful debut in 2018 as Brünnhilde in Loriot’s humorous version of “Der Ring an einem Abend,” which she also repeated with great acclaim at the Aalto Theater in Essen and last season at the National Theater in Mannheim.


Since 2018, Daniela Köhler has also been a guest at the Bayreuth Festival, where she first sang all of the Brünnhilden roles in the children’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, and in 2019 took on the role of Sieglinde in Katharina Wagner’s production of Die Walküre under the musical direction of Markus Poschner while on tour with the Bayreuth Festival in Abu Dhabi. In subsequent years, she appeared in Bayreuth in the Festival’s regular productions as Helmwige (Die Walküre) and as Brünnhilde (Siegfried) in Valentin Schwarz’s new Ring.


Further guest appearances in recent seasons have taken her regularly to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe and others.


Daniela Köhler has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Markus Poschner, Axel Kober, Simone Young, Gianandrea Noseda, Alexander Soddy, Pietari Inkinen, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ulf Schirmer, Josep Pons and many others.

September 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Bartosz Jakobczak