Idunnu Münch’s sweet-toned Dorabella… Opera, September 2021
2022 saw Idunnu Münch’s debut at The Royal Opera, to be followed by her first appearance at Leeds Opera Festival. She made her debut at Longborough Festival Opera in 2021, singing Dorabella in a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and will return as Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen in 2022. 2018 saw the mezzo-soprano’s first engagement at English National Opera in London. She has since returned for several new productions and will sing in Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Tesori’s Blue and Wagner’s Das Rheingold during the 2022/23 season.
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 Smaragd in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at Opéra national du Rhin and Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the 2017/18 season, and made her Komische Oper Berlin debut as Nimbavati in Handel’s Poros in 2019.
Idunnu Münch made her London debut as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2018. The mezzo-soprano was a member of Stuttgart Opera Studio from 2015 to 2017, performing Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Mary in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. She has worked with directors including Anthony Almeida, Tatjana Gürbaca, Richard Jones, Daniel Kramer, Harry Kupfer, Henry Mason, David Pountney, Emma Rice, James Robinson, Kirill Serebrenikov and Jossie Wieler.
Idunnu Münch’s concert repertoire includes cantatas by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Händel, Haydn, Knezek and Mozart as well as Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos. She has performed with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Camerata Salzburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Münchner Philharmoniker, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano and Vienna Philharmonic and with conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Charles Dutoit, Sian Edwards, Antony Hermus, Lothar Koenigs, Fabio Luisi, Antonello Manacorda, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Franz Welser-Möst. During the 2021/22 season, Idunnu Münch will make her debut with Tonkünstler-Orchester. Also a dedicated recitalist, she made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2021.
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