Evelyn Herlitzius
Soprano
Evelyn Herlitzius studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. First engagements in Flensburg, Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe. Since her debut at the Dresden State Opera in 1997 as Leonore / Fidelio she has performed regularly with this company (roles such as Salome, Färberin / Die Frau ohne Schatten, Jenufa, Elisabeth  and Venus / Tannhäuser, Kundry / Parsifal, Brünnhilde / Die Walkü- re, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Jeanne / Die Teufel von Loudon). Evelyn Herlitzius has performed with all the major opera compa- nies throughout Europe and Japan, including the Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Vienna State Operas, the Deutsche Oper Berlin (complete Ring Cycle), Opéra National de Paris (Lohengrin /  Ortrud), Teatro alla Scala di Milano (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Katerina Izmaylova, Wozzeck / Marie, Lohengrin / Ortrud). 2018: debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York (Parsifal / Kundry). Evelyn Herlitzius also has a busy concert career. Sir Simon Rattle engaged her for Schönberg's Erwartung with the Berlin Philharmo- nic Orchestra for concerts in Berlin and New York and for Die Walküre / Brünnhilde. Pierre Boulez invited her to sing with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Glagolitic Mass). After her debut with the Bayreuth Festival in 2002 in the role of Brünnhilde, Evelyn Herlitzius received re-invitations for the Ring Cycle in 2003 and 2004 as well as for Parsifal / Kundry in 2006 and 2007. New production of Lohengrin / Ortrud, 2010. Salzburg Festi- val 2011 (Die Frau ohne Schatten / Färberin, new production) and 2017 (Lear / Goneril, new production, leading team: Franz Welser- Möst / Simon Stone). Festival d'Aix en Provence 2013: Elektra / title role (Chereau / Esa Pekka Salonen). Evelyn Herlitzius has worked with many important conductors and stage directors including Sir Georg Solti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Daniel Barenboim, Daniele Gatti, Adam Fischer, Christian Thielemann, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Simon Rattle, Willy Decker, Jürgen Flimm, Andreas Homoki, Harry Kupfer, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Christof Loy, Hans Neuenfels and Christoph Schlingensief. Evelyn Herlitzius has been awarded the Kammersängerin title (2002). She has also received the "Christel-Goltz-Prize" (1999) and the ”Deutsche Theaterpreis Faust" (2006). Representation: General Management / Worldwide