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Hanna Herfurtner

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Regine Dierse

Phone: +49 40 35719380
E-Mail: info@kulturkontor.de

Hanna Herfurtner was born in Munich. After studying theatre studies and art history at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, she then switched to vocal studies at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and subsequently at the Berlin University of the Arts. She studied with Julie Kaufmann, and later with John Norris and Maria Janina Hake.

Today the soprano is an experienced interpreter, especially of early music and contemporary music.

Hanna Herfurtner was a prize-winner at the Pietro Antonio Cesti International Vocal Competition for Baroque Opera at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music in 2010 and received the special prize at the Resonanzen Early Music Festival of the Vienna Konzerthaus, where she has been a regular guest ever since, most recently with Concerto Melante.

She was Singer in Residence at the Trigonale Festival of Early Music, where she performed with baroque soloists and Ensemble Sirocco, Franco Pavan and Alfredo Bernardini, among others.

Numerous CD recordings with the Kölner Akademie, the Bach Consort Wien and the Staats- und Domchor zu Berlin document the range of her repertoire.

Her busy concert schedule includes a wide oratorio repertoire with works by Monteverdi, Bach and Handel as well as Mendelssohn, Brahms and Honegger. It takes her all over Europe, among others to the Theater an der Wien, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern or the Norwegian National Opera. She works closely with Wolfgang Katschner and the Lautten Compagney Berlin. Joint engagements have taken her to the Prague Early Music Summer Festival, RheinVokal and the Mozart Festival in Würzburg, among others. In spring 2018, she made her debut at the Handel Festival in Halle as Clio, the female lead in Handel's "Parnasso in Festa", directed by Sigrid t'Hooft, a specialist in baroque gestures. The following season she sang Morgana in Handel's "Alcina" there, as well as Almirena in "Rinaldo" and Arianna in "Il Giustino" on a tour of southern Germany and Switzerland. She is also a regular guest in the lounge format of the Lautten Compagney live at the Theater im Delphi in Berlin. In May 2021 she presented her first solo album "Lucier and Bach: Sitting in a room", which combines the conceptual artwork "I am Sitting in a Room" by Alvin Lucier with selected arias by J. S. Bach. The CD was released by bastille musique/Deutschlandfunk. In the same year she gave a guest performance at the Bregenz Festival in the world premiere of the opera "Wind" by Alexander Moosbrugger. In 2021-22 she returned to the Berlin State Opera unter den Linden as Pinocchio in Lucia Ronchetti's mono-opera of the same name. In 2022 she made her debut at the Göttingen Handel Festival, sang Telemann concerts under Reinhard Göbel, J.S. Bach's "St. John Passion" with Ensemble Resonanz, Bach's "B Minor Mass" at the Leipzig Bach Festival with Ensemble I barocchisti under Diego Fasolis, J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" with the Dresdner Kreuzchor and also with Ensemble Resonanz at the Hamburg Laeiszhalle. In 2023-2024, her agenda includes Handel's "Messiah" at the Halle Handel Festival, guest engagements at the Schwetzinger Winter and the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, as well as projects with the RIAS Chamber Choir and the Kölner Akademie. With Ensemble Resonanz she can be heard again with the "Christmas Oratorio", this time in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. In 2024 she will return to the Bregenz Festival.

In addition, she made her debut at the Ruhrtriennale as the "naked virgin" in Arnold Schönberg's "Moses und Aaron", directed by Willi Decker. The following year she sang the title role in the world premiere of Hans Werner Henze's last opera "Gisela". She was a guest at the Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals, the Berlin State Opera, the Cologne Opera, the Frankfurt Opera and the Nederlandse Reisopera. For a short time she belonged to the ensemble of the Kiel Opera, where she was heard as Olympia in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" and Fraarte in Handel's "Radamisto", among other roles. She has appeared in numerous world premieres - for example in "Mauerschau" by Hauke Berheide at the Munich Opera Festival, in Klaus Ospald's "Ungefroren ist die Erde" with the Coburg Symphony Orchestra and in Annette Schlünz's "Tre Volti" at the opening premiere of the Schwetzingen SWR Festival. In 2016 she made her debut at the National Music Forum in Wrocław with Ligeti's "Mysteries of the Macabre". She also performed in "A Monteverdi Project" at the Baroque Days of the Berlin State Opera.

Song is also very close to her heart. She received strong impulses in this genre from Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider. In 2009, she won 1st prize at the Paula Salomon Lindberg Competition in Berlin with the pianist Stefan Paul. In recent years, Hanna Herfurtner has appeared with various programmes at the Heidelberger Frühling, the Coburger Musikverein and the Vienna Konzerthaus, among others. At the Rheingau Music Festival she performed Hugo Wolf's "Italian Songbook" together with Jonathan Ware. As a duo with jazz guitarist Max Frankl, she tours with new interpretations of John Dowland's songs.

She is also co-founder and artistic director of the vocal ensemble THE PRESENT, which specialises in the interweaving of early and contemporary music. It is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as part of the Reload.scholarship.

H. Berheide

Mauerschau (WP)

Penthesileas tiefer Schatten

H. Birtwistle

Punch and Judy

Pretty Polly

B. Britten

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Titania (de)

G. Frid

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank

Anne

D. Glanert

Solaris

Zwerg

Ch. W. Gluck

Orphée et Eurydice

L´Amour

G. F. Handel

Radamisto

Fraarte

Parnasso in Festa

Clio

Alcina

Morgana

Rinaldo

Almirena

Il Giustino

Arianna

H. W. Henze

Gisela (WP)

Gisela

S. Laks

L´Hirondelle inattendue (scen.WP)

Prokné

J. Offenbach

Les Contes d´Hoffmann

Olympia

J. Massenet

Manon

Poussette

C. Monteverdi

L`Orfeo

La Musica/Ninfa/Euridice

A. Moosbrugger

Wind (WP)

Polia

W. A. Mozart

The Abduction from the Seraglio

Blonde

The Magic Flute

Papagena, 1st Boy

Der Schauspieldirektor

Mlle Silberklang / Mme Herz

Don Giovanni

Zerlina

La finta giardiniera

Arminda (de)

J. Offenbach

Les contes d ́Hoffmann

Olympia

L. Ronchetti

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

A. Schlünz

Tre Volti (WP)

Sie 1

A. Schönberg

Moses und Aron

Solo Voice/2. Nacked Virgin

R. Strauss

Frau ohne Schatten

Voice of an Unborn Child

C. M. v. Weber

Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter)

Ännchen (from 2024)

R. Wagner

The Valkyrie

Helmwige

E. Wolf Ferrari

Aschenputtel (Cenerentola)

Aschenputtel (de)

A. Tchaikovsky

The Merchant of Venice (WP)

Boy

C. Vivier

Kopernikus

Coloratura Soprano

J. S. Bach
St John Passion
St. Matthew Passion
St. Mark Passion
Christmas Oratorio
Mass in B minor
Magnificat
Ascension Oratorio BWV 11
„Weinen, Klagen, Seufzen, Zagen“ BWV 12
„Wär‘ Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit“ BWV 14
„Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee“ BWV 18
„Jauchzet Gott“ BWV 51
„Wer mich liebet“ BWV 59
„Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland“ BWV 62
“Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir“ BWV 73
„Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes“ BWV 76
„Du sollst Gott deinen Herren lieben“ BWV 77
„Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn“ BWV 96
„Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn“ BWV 132
„Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder“ BWV 135
„Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal“ BWV 146
„Oh heil´ges Geist und Wasserbad“ BWV 165
„Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding“ BWV 176
„Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut“ BWV 199
D. Buxtehude
Cantata „Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab“
Membra Jesu nostri
J. Brahms
A German Requiem
M.-A. Charpentier
Te Deum
A. Dvořák
Te Deum
Stabat Mater
G. Fauré
Requiem
G. F. Handel
Dettingen Te Deum
Dixit Dominus
Il trionfo del tempo (Piacere)
Triumph of Time and Truth (Beauty)
Gloria
Joshua (Achsa)
Messiah
Samson (Dalila)
Saul (Michal)
Solomon (Queen)
Utrecht Te Deum
J. Haydn
The Creation
The Seasons
Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze
A. Honegger
Jean d´Arc
G. Ligeti
Mysteries of the Macabre
W. A. Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate
Mass in C minor (1. & 2. Soprano)
Coronation Mass
Vespere Solennes de confessore
Requiem
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy
St. Paul
Elijah
Hymnus „Hör mein Bitten“
Te deum
A Midsummer Night's Dream
C. Monteverdi
Vespro della beata vergine
C. Orff
Carmina burana
K. Ospald
Ungefroren ist die Erde (WP)
A. Pärt
St John Passion
G. B. Pergolesi
Salve Regina
M. Rosenmüller
Nisi Dominus
Magnificat
Ave Maris Stelle
Lauda Jerusalem
Laudate Dominum
Dixit Dominus
G. Rossini
Petite messe solemnelle
Stabat Mater
J. Rutter
Magnificat
Requiem
A. Scarlatti
Requiem
C. Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël
L. Spohr
Die letzten Dinge
G. Ph. Telemann
Machet die Tore weit
Was für ein jauchzend Gedränge
Da aber die Zeit erfüllet
EIlt zu, ruft laut
Verirrte Sünder kehret um
A. Vivaldi
Gloria
Liederzyklen
B. Britten
On this Island
J. Casken
Ia Orana, Gaugin!
G. Crumb
Apparition
C. Debussy
Proses Lyriques
Fetes galantes
P. Hindemith
Das Marienleben
5 French Songs on Poems by R.M.Rilke
G. Lilienstern
Schneetanzblumen
G. Mahler
5 Songs on Words by F. Rückert
M. Ravel
Histoires Naturelles
P. Ronnefeld
5 Lieder im Herbst
A. Schönberg
4 Lieder, op. 2
H. Schreker
2 lyrische Gesänge
R. Schumann
Song Cycle op. 39
Frauenliebe und -leben
Songs op. 90
R. Strauss
Mädchenblumen
R. Wagner
4 French Songs
H. Wolf
Italienisches Liederbuch

DATES: a selection

All information are subject to change

02.02.2024
Winterreisen (Michael Praetorius, Johann Hermann Schein u.a.)
Klangvokal Musikfestival, Reinoldihaus, Dortmund
Conductor: Wolfgang Katschner, lautten compagney BERLIN
10 April 2024
A German Requiem (J. Brahms)
Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling
Peterskirche, Heidelberg
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum, KlangForum Heidelberg, Schola Heidelberg, ensemble aisthesis
11 April 2024
A German Requiem (J. Brahms)
Thüringer Bachwochen
Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul, Weimar
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum, KlangForum Heidelberg, Schola Heidelberg, ensemble aisthesis
17 July 2024 (Premiere), more performances until 18 August 2024
Ännchen in „Der Freischütz“ (C. M. von Weber)
Bregenzer Festspiele
Wiener Symphoniker, Bregenzer Festspielchor, Prager Philharmonischer Chor
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola / Erina Yashima, Director: Philipp Stölzl
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