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Genia Kühmeier was born in Salzburg and started her international career at La Scala in Milan and furthermore had guest appearances at the Salzburg Festival, Theater an der Wien, ROH Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Opéra Bastille, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Semperoper Dresden.
With her vast repertoire Genia Kühmeier has shifted the main focus of her artistic activities to the concert stage. She is one of the most sought after concert singers of our time and a frequent guest at renowned concert halls. Recently she could be heard with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Beethoven’s Mass in C Minor with the symphony orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in Copenhagen under Mariss Jansons, Missa Solemnis at the Elbphilharmonie under Thomas Hengelbrock, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem at the Salzburg Pentecost Festival, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung in Madrid and at La Scala, Schubert’s Mass in G Major at the Musikverein in Vienna under Riccardo Muti, Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Munich Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev (in Munich and on tour at Carnegie Hall New York, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and the Philharmonie de Paris) as well as with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Mikko Franck and Strauss’ Four Last Songs at the Grafenegg Festival as well as with the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. Current and future projects include numerous concerts, among others in Monte Carlo and Aix-en-Provence, as well as performances of Carmen (Micaela) at the Semperoper Dresden.
She has worked with great conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Sir Roger Norrington, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Valery Gergiev, Mikko Franck, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Minkowski, Mariss Jansons, Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Sir Colin Davis, Marek Janowski and Sir Simon Rattle.