…, brought to life by Josefine Mindus with a sweet and clear soprano. bachtrack 26 January 2022
In July 2022, Josefine Mindus made her debut as Bess in the Scandinavian premiere of Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at Vadstena Slott in Sweden. The Swedish soprano is a member of Komische Oper Berlin‘s opera studio from the 2020/21 season an made her company debut in October 2020, singing Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Ainārs Rubiķis. Since, her repertoire includes Une Femme de Palais in Enescu’s Œdipe, 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 and during the 2022/23 season she will sing First Wood Sprite in Dvořák’s Rusalka, Iris in Handel’s Semele, soprano solo in Nono’s Intoleranza 1960, 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, Ainārs Rubiķis, Jordan de Souza, and Matthew Toogood.
Second Prize (Bachelor): Hochschule für Theater und Medien Hannover Competition 2021
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