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Hanna Herfurtner


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Heute ist die junge Sopranistin Hannah Herfurtner eine versierte Interpretin besonders im Bereich der Alten und Neuen Musik. Sie sang bei den Salzburger und Bregenzer Festspielen, an der Staatsoper Berlin, der Oper Köln, der Oper Frankfurt und bei den Opernfestspielen in München. Für 2020 war ihr Debüt bei den Händelfestspielen Göttingen geplant, sowie die Uraufführung der Oper "Wind" von Alexander Moosbrugger bei den Bregenzer Festspielen. Beide Produktionen wurden auf 2021 verschoben. Zu Beginn des Jahres 2021 kehrt sie als Pinocchio in Lucia Ronchettis gleichnamiger Monooper an die Berliner Staatsoper zurück.

Hanna Herfurtner – Sopran

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. Sie studied with Prof. 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 in the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music in 2010, as well as receiving the special prize of the Resonanzen early music festival from the Konzerthaus in Vienna, where she has been a regular guest ever since, most recently with Concerto Melante.

In 2012 and 2013 she was Singer in Residence at the Trigonale Early Music Festival, where she per-formed with Baroque soloists and the Ensemble Sirocco, Franco Pavan and Alfredo Bernardini, among others.

Numerous CD recordings with the Cologne Academy, the Bach Consort Wien and the State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin document the range of her repertoire.

Her active concert schedule comprises a broad oratorio repertoire with works by Monteverdi, Bach and Händel and by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Honegger. It takes her throughout Europe, including to the Theater an der Wien, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Norwe-gian National Opera. She closely collaborates with Wolfgang Katschner and the Lautten Compagney Berlin. Joint engagements have led her to the Summer Festivities of Early Music, Prague, RheinVokal and the Mozartfest in Würzburg. She debuted in spring 2018 at the Händel Festival in Halle as Clio, the leading female role in Händel's "Parnasso in Festa" directed by Sigrid t'Hooft, specialist in Baroque ges-ture. In the following season she sang Morgana there in Händel's "Alcina", as well as Almirena in "Rinal-do" 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 Berlin, as well as online in recent months.

In the summer of 2009 she debuted at the Ruhrtriennale as "naked virgin" in Arnold Schönberg's Moses and Aaron directed by Willi Decker. In the following year she sang the title role in the premiere of Hans Werner Henze's last opera "Gisela".

She has sung at the Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals, at the Staatsoper Berlin, the Cologne Opera, the Frankfurt Opera and the Nederlandse Reisopera. In 2012 she was a member of the ensemble of the Kiel Opera for a short time, where she sang Olympia in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" and Fraarte in Händel's "Radamisto", among other roles. She was involved in numerous premieres - for instance, in "Mauerschau" by Hauke Berheide in 2016 at the Munich Opera Festival, in Klaus Ospald's "Ungefroren ist die Erde" with the Coburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as at the opening premiere of the Schwetzingen Festival in Annette Schlünz's "Tre Volti" in 2017. In 2016 she debuted at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław with Ligeti's "Mysteries of the Macabre". Most recently she performed in "A Monteverdi Project" at the Berlin Staatsoper's Barocktage.

Für 2020 war ihr Debüt bei den Händelfestspielen Göttingen geplant, sowie die Uraufführung der Oper „Wind“ von Alexander Moosbrugger bei den Bregenzer Festspielen. Beide Produktionen wurden auf 2021 verschoben.

Zu Beginn des Jahres 2021 kehrt sie als Pinocchio in Lucia Ronchettis gleichnamiger Monooper an die Berliner Staatsoper zurück.

The Lied is also very close to her heart. She received powerful impetus in the genre from Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider. In the fall of 2009, she won First Prize at the Paula Salomon Lindberg Competition in Berlin with pianist Stefan Paul. In recent years, Hanna Herfurtner has been a guest with various programmes at the Heidelberg Spring Music Festival, the Coburg Music Club and in the Konzerthaus in Vienna, among others. In August 2012 she performed Hugo Wolf's "Italienisches Liederbuch" together with Jonathan Ware at the Rheingau Music Festival. She tours with new interpretations of John Dowland's songs as a duo with jazz guitarist Max Frankl.

In addition, she is the co-founder and artistic director of the vocal ensemble THE PRESENT, which is specialised in intertwining early and contemporary music. It is supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in the scope of the "Reload" grant programme.

H. Berheide

Mauerschau (UA)

Penthesileas tiefer Schatten

H. Birtwistle

Punch and Judy

Pretty Polly

B. Britten

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


G. Frid

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank


D. Glanert



Ch. W. Gluck

L´Orfee ed Euridice


G. F. Handel



Parnasso in Festa






Il Giustino


H. W. Henze

Gisela (WP)


S. Laks

L´Hirondelle inattendue (scen.WP)


J. Offenbach

Les Contes d´Hoffmann


J. Massenet



C. Monteverdi


La Musica/Ninfa/Euridice L`Orfeo

W. A. Mozart

The Abduction from the Seraglio


Le nozze di Figaro


The Magic Flute

Papagena, 1. Knabe

Der Schauspieldirektor

Mme Herz

La finta giardiniera


A. Schönberg

Moses und Aron

Solo Voice/2. Nacked Virgin

A. Schlünz

Tre Volti (UA)

Sie 1

R. Strauss

Frau ohne Schatten

Voice of an Unborn Child

R. Wagner

The Valkyrie


E. Wolf Ferrari

Aschenputtel (Cenerentola)

Aschenputtel (de)

A. Tchaikovsky

The Merchant of Venice (UA)


J. S. Bach
St John Passion
St. Matthew Passion
St. Mark Passion
Christmas Oratorio
Mass in B minor
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
G. F. Handel
Dettinger Te deum
Dixit Dominus
Il trionfo del tempo (Piacere)
Triumph of Time and Truth (Beauty)
Joshua (Achsa)
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
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Hymnus „Hör mein Bitten“
Te deum
A Midsummer Night's Dream
C. Monteverdi
Vespro della beata vergine
C. Orff
Carmina burana (Swan)
A. Pärt
St John Passion
G. B. Pergolesi
Salve Regina
M. Rosenmüller
Nisi Dominus
Ave Maris Stelle
Lauda Jerusalem
Laudate Dominum
Dixit Dominus
G. Rossini
Petite messe solemnelle
Stabat Mater
J. Rutter
A. Scarlatti
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
B. Britten
On this Island
J. Casken
Ia Orana, Gaugin!
G. Crumb
C. Debussy
Proses Lyriques
Fetes galantes
P. Hindemith
Das Marienleben
5 French Songs on Poems by R.M.Rilke
G. Lilienstern
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
Liederkreis op.39
Frauenliebe und -leben
Lieder op. 90
R. Strauss
R. Wagner
4 French Songs
H. Wolf
Italienisches Liederbuch


All information are subject to change

17 December 2021 and 18/20 Dec. ‘21
Soprano „Weihnachtsoratorium“ (J. S. Bach)
Laeiszhalle Hamburg, on 20 Dec. at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle Harburg
Ensemble Resonanz