The most exciting and rewarding part of this profession is the challenging task of understanding the composer‘s intention and then serving as a kind of bridge between this vision and the audience. Your interpretation rarely ends up perfect which leaves you hungry for more! Josefine Mindus
From the 2020/2021 season onwards, Josefine Mindus is a member of Komische Oper Berlin‘s opera studio. In October 2020, she made her company debut singing Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Ainārs Rubiķis. In spring 2021, she will make her role debuts as Kitchen boy in Dvořák’s Rusalka, Une Femme de Palais in Enescu’s Œdipe and Princess Nicoletta in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges.
The soprano gained her first operatic experiences in productions of Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover, Germany: in Offenbach’s La vie parisienne, as Hotel Boy in Martinů’s Juliette and Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In 2019, she performed the part of Susanna in Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna at Musikhochschule Hamburg.
Josefine Mindus has been recognised as a composer in her homeland Sweden. In 2013, one of her works accompanied the entry of the Swedish King and Queen at the opening ceremony of the parliament in Stockholm. In 2015, Josefine Mindus represented Sweden at the “Ung Nordisk Musik”-Festival in Helsinki. In 2017, her children opera När Värdshuset Lyckosten fick Annorlunda besök was premiered at Vadstena Gamla Teater with nine following performances.
In 2020, Josefine Mindus gave a lied recital at Theater Chemnitz, accompanied by her duo partner pianist Emanuel Ratiu.
Second Prize: Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb “Das Lied” 2019
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Three questions to Josefine Mindus:
A composer: … the one I’m discovering at the moment is Haydn! I am totally in love.
What was your calling to become a singer? During my composition studies I understood how much I would like to be part of the realization, the realization of the music! This incredibly creative part, this kind of bridge between the silent paper and the audience, is absolutely wonderful!
To be a singer – in three words: adventurous, challenging and enriching!