… and Idunnu Münch gave us the creamiest, most resonantly rich mezzo lines… www.musicomh.com, 13 August 2019
2018 saw Idunnu Münch’s first engagements at English National Opera in London, where she returned for new productions of Dvořák’s Rusalka and Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld during the 2019/2020 season. Further new productions are planned for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons. The mezzo-soprano 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 and her Komische Oper Berlin debut as Nimbavati in Handel’s Poros in 2019.
The German mezzo-soprano made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 and returned for the new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier in 2014. From 2015 up to 2017 a member of the Stuttgart’s Opera Studio, she performed her first Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin or Mary in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. 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 made her BBC Proms’ debut in 2019.
Idunnu Münch 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, Roland Kluttig, Lothar Koenigs, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ulf Schirmer, Franz Welser-Möst.
The concert soloist’s repertoire includes variouse cantatas by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Händel, Haydn, Knezek, Mozart as well as Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos. Idunnu Münch is a dedicated recitalist and has a wide Lied repertoire to offer: Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Grieg, Hirshbein, Mahler, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Schweinitz, Wagner and Wolf.
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