Ricarda Merbeth recently celebrated a great success as Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia. This season she will return to the Vienna State Opera as Brünnhilde in all three operas, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, which she has already sung this season under Christian Thielemann at the Semperoper Dresden. This season she also made a promising role debut as Kundry in a concert version of Parsifal with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner.

 

Her upcoming season will include a return to the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin in the title role in Strauss’ Elektra, before her role debut as Färberin (Die Frau ohne Schatten) at the Opéra national du Capitole de Toulouse.

 

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