"Without music, life would be a blank to me." - Jane Austen

Anna Lucia Richter is a welcome guest as concert and opera singer all around the world. Recently she has worked with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst (Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion) and has often sung under that of Teodor Currentzis with the ensemble MusicAeterna in, among other works, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, on tour with works of Gustav Mahler, and as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the 2021 Salzburg Festspiele. She has also made regular appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, with Il Giardino Armonico under Giovanni Antonini, with the Orchestre de Paris under Thomas Hengelbrock, with the Gewandhausorchester under Philippe Herreweghe, and with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. She has several times sung as guest artist with these famous ensembles at such great festivals as the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms in London and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, as well as having been artist-in-residence both at the Rheingau Music Festival and with the Cologne Philharmonia. This highly accomplished artist has been rewarded with many prizes, including the very prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. In 2020, under the guidance of Prof. Tamar Rachum, she began a musical retraining as a mezzo soprano. An important step which opened up new possibilities for her worldwide. It allowed her, for example, to give, in 2021, a guest performance of Mahler’s Wunderhorn-Lieder under the baton of Ádám Fischer in Düsseldorf and to take on, in 2022, the alto part in Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 with the Bamberg Symphony under Jakub Hrůša in Bamberg, 14 15 Vienna and Baden-Baden, as well as the alto solo in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin led by Iván Fischer. Also in the field of opera performance this vocal transition proved very successful: In December 2021 at the Cologne Opera she gave, under the baton of F.-X. Roth, her debut performance as Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. At the beginning of 2023 she received much acclaim for her performance in the title role in Offenbach’s La Périchole at the Theater an der Wien and sang, shortly afterward, again in Cologne the role of Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto. In the field of Lied performance Anna Lucia Richter is, thanks to her broad repertoire, a welcome guest in all the great centres of this musical art: for example at the Schwarzenberg and Vilabertran “Schubertiads”, at the Rheingau Music Festival, at the Heidelberger Frühling, at New York’s Park Avenue Armory and Carnegie Hall, and in London’s Wigmore Hall.

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