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Claudia Kunz-Eisenlohr

Claudia Kunz-Eisenlohr studied at the Richard-Strauss-Academy of Music in Munich with Ingrid Bettag. She took part in masterclasses held by Daniel Ferro, Hans Hotter and Norman Shettler. During her studies she was invited to sing “Königin der Nacht” in Mozart’s Zauberflöte in numerous opera houses throughout Germany and Austria. She also sang in Oratorio performances and Lieder recitals. She was engaged at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Semper Oper in Dresden, both for 6 years.

Claudia was engaged to sing major roles at important opera houses in Europe: Geneva, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper Berlin, National Theatre Prague, Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg, Volksoper Vienna, Karlsruhe, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Hannover, Leipzig, Parma, Modena, Piacenza, Ravenna among many others.

She sang all of Mozart’s soprano roles beyond the light soprano roles, beginning with “Queen of the night”, continuing with Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, la Contessa in Le nozze de Figaro, and also Elettra and Vitellia. Other important roles were Musetta in La bohème, Sophie in the Der Rosenkavalier, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Agathe in Der Freischütz, all soprano roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann (in a staging by Harry Kupfer at the Komische Oper Berlin), Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and some major roles in contemporary operas, including Luigi Nono’s Intolleranza.

Claudia has worked with well-known conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Jeffrey Tate, Thomas Hengelbrock, Donald Runnicles, Stefan Soltez, Friedemann Layer, Jun Märkl, Marc Albrecht, J.Belohlavek, Kazushi Ono, Adam Fischer; and stage directors Willy Decker, Werner Schröter, Harry Kupfer, Christine Mielitz, Christoph Loy and others.

She has also performed large concerto and recital repertoire from Purcell and Bach, to John Cage, with an emphasis on late romantic and classical modern composers.

Since 2003 she has been a professor of voice at the University of Music in Cologne.