…, brought to life by Josefine Mindus with a sweet and clear soprano. bachtrack 26 January 2022
In 2022, Josefine Mindus made her debut as Bess in the Scandinavian premiere of Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at Vadstena Slott in Sweden. 2024 will see her debut at Bühnen Bern, singing Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The Swedish soprano, a member of Komische Oper Berlin‘s opera studio from the 2020/21 season, made her Berlin debut in 2020, singing Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Ainārs Rubiķis. Since, her repertoire includes Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Susanna in a Covid-version of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro as well as First Wood Sprite in Dvořák’s Rusalka, Atalanta in Handel’s Serse, and Princess Nicoletta in Prokofjew’s The Love of Three Oranges.
Josefine Mindus gained her first operatic experiences in the world premiere of her own composed opera När Värdshuset Lyckosten fick Annorlunda Besök, where she portraited Anne-Sophie von Otter in 2017. Later, at Hanover Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, she performed in Offenbach’s La vie parisienne and Martinů’s Julietta. In 2019, she performed the title role in Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna at Musikhochschule Hamburg. Since, the soprano worked with directors including Ylva Kihlberg, Barrie Kosky and Damiano Michieletto.
In her homland Sweden, Josefine Mindus has received recognition as a composer. In 2013, one of her works accompanied the entry of the Swedish King and Queen at the opening ceremony of the Parliament in Stockholm and in 2015 she represented Sweden at the “Ung Nordisk Musik” festival in Helsinki. In 2017, her children’s opera När Värdshuset Lyckosten fick Annorlunda besök was premiered at Vadstena Gamla Teater.
In 2020, Josefine Mindus gave a recital at Theater Chemnitz, accompanied by her duo partner pianist Emanuel Ratiu. She performed under the baton of conductors including David Bates, David Björkman, Anthony Bramall, Patrick Lange, Ainārs Rubiķis, Jordan de Souza, and Matthew Toogood and was accompanied by orchestras including Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin. In 2022, she made her debut with Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.
Second Prize Concert: Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2022
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