* born in Germany.
Idunnu Münch made her debuts at Opéra national du Rhin and Teatro alla Scala in Milan singing Smaragdi in new productions of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini during the 2017/2018 season, followed by her London debut in the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. 2018 saw her first engagements at English National Opera in London, where she will return for new productions of Dvořák’s Rusalka and Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld during the 2019/2020 season. In 2019, she made her debut as Nimbavati in Handel’s Poros at Komische Oper Berlin and performed the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Klosterkonzerte Maulbronn. From 2015 up to 2017, she was a member of the Stuttgart’s Opera Studio.
The mezzo-soprano made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 and returned for the new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier in 2014. In 2017, she made her debut at Verbier Festival in Strauss’ Elektra and Salome under the batons of Esa-Pekka Salonen and Charles Dutoit. She will make her BBC Proms‘ debut in 2019, accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Idunnu Münch performed with Camerata Salzburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Vienna Philharmonic and under the baton of conductors including Maurizio Barbacini, Ivor Bolton, Sylvain Cambreling, Giuliano Carella, Charles Dutoit, Theodor Guschlbauer, Roland Kluttig, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ulf Schirmer, Franz Welser-Möst.
The concert soloist’s repertoire includes variouse cantatas by Bach, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Historicus in Carissimi’s Jephte, Haydn’s Nicolai-Mass, Knezek’s Missa brevis in D as well as Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos and Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah (Mozart version). Idunnu Münch is also a dedicated recitalist and has a wide Lied repertoire to offer: Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Grieg, Hirshbein, Mahler, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Schweinitz, Wagner and Wolf.