… and Idunnu Münch gave us the creamiest, most resonantly rich mezzo lines… www.musicomh.com, 13 August 2019
In June 2021, Idunnu Münch will make her debut at Longborough Festival Opera, singing Dorabella in a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, followed from her first appearance at Buxton International Festival. 2018 saw her first engagement at English National Opera in London, where she returned for new productions, since.
The German mezzo-soprano made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 and returned for a new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier in 2014. Her debuts followed at Verbier Festival in 2017 [Strauss’ Elektra and Salome] and at the BBC Proms’ in 2019. Idunnu Münch performed at Opéra national du Rhin and Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the 2017/2018 season [Smaragdi in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini], made her London debut in 2018 (title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas) and at Komische Oper Berlin (Nimbavati in Handel’s Poros) in 2019.
She was a member of the Stuttgart’s Opera Studio from 2015 to 2017, where she performed her first Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin and Mary in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. She worked with producers including Tatjana Gürbaca, Daniel Kramer, Harry Kupfer, Henry Mason, Sir David Pountney, Emma Rice, James Robinson, Kirill Serebrenikov, Jossie Wieler.
Idunnu Münch’s concert repertoire includes variouse cantatas by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Händel, Haydn, Knezek, Mozart as well as Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos. She performed with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Vienna Philharmonic and under the baton of conductors including Ivor Bolton, Sylvain Cambreling, Charles Dutoit, Sian Edwards, Theodor Guschlbauer, Antony Hermus, Lothar Koenigs, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ulf Schirmer, Franz Welser-Möst. She will perform with Münchner Philharmoniker in 2021.
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Three questions to Idunnu Münch:
A composer: As there are so many composers, I find it difficult to single out just one. The composer of the work I am currently working on becomes my priority and I turn wholeheartedly to his musical language.
What was your calling to become a singer? I have not yet used the term “calling” in this context. All I can say is that I feel deeply connected to music and want to serve it in an honest way.
To be a singer – in three words: Musicality, willingness, passion.