Annette Schönmüller

In recent years, mezzo-soprano Annette Schönmüller has established herself as one of the most versatile and sought-after interpreters in the field of contemporary music. The artist has sung at leading opera houses and festivals, including the Zurich Opera House (H. Holliger “Lunea”, G. Aperghis “Dark Side”), the Frankfurt Opera (R. Riehm “Sirenen”), the Konzerthaus Berlin (A. Hölszky “Bremer Freiheit”), the Staatstheater Darmstadt (L. Nono “Prometheo”), at the Munich Biennale (D. Fennessy “Sweat of the sun”), the Salzburg Biennale (S. Sciarrino “Infinito Nero”), the Wuppertal Opera (L. Nono “Intolleranza), the Klangspuren Schwaz or the Music Biennale Zagreb and worked with, among others. With Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Adriana Hölszky, Aribert Reimann, Pierluigi Billone, Chaya Czernowin, Fabián Panisello, Andreas Homoki, Johannes Erath, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Ludger Engels, Kay Kuntze, Marco Štorman, Nicola Raab, Markus Stenz, Emilio Pomàrico, Johannes Kalitzke, Jonathan Stockhammer, Marino Formenti or Marin Alsop. Annette Schönmüller received her training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she also intensively studied early music. Parts in operas by Monteverdi can therefore be found in her artistic repertoire as well as the roles of Countess Geschwitz in “Lulu” and Marie in “Wozzeck” by A. Berg or of Eine Frau in A. Schönberg’s monodrama “Erwartung”.

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