Scene from „Andrea Che­nier“ by Umber­to Giordano:
Roswitha Christi­na Müller as La Con­tes­sa di Coigny

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Munich, the mez­zo-sopra­no com­plet­ed her train­ing in 1995 after study­ing at the city’s musi­cal acad­e­my and the Mozar­teum Uni­ver­si­ty in Salzburg, grad­u­at­ing with hon­ours. She was sub­se­quent­ly award­ed the „Hon­orary Prize“ grant­ed by the Aus­tri­an Fed­er­al Min­istry of Cul­ture in Vien­na. The young singer made her stage début while study­ing, appear­ing at the Salzburg Cul­ture Days, and was a per­ma­nent ensem­ble mem­ber of the Salzburg Region­al The­atre (Salzburg­er Lan­desthe­ater) from 1995–2001. She sub­se­quent­ly became a reg­u­lar guest per­former at the fol­low­ing musi­cal events and insti­tu­tions: the Donaufest­wochen (Aus­tri­an-based music fes­ti­val), the Rossi­ni Fes­ti­val in Bad Wild­bad, Kla­gen­furt Munic­i­pal The­atre, Halle Opera House, the State The­atres in Saar­brück­en, Karl­sruhe and Stuttgart, the Czech Nation­al The­atre in Prague, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf/Duisburg, the Opera Zuid in Maas­tricht, the Nation­al The­atre in Weimar and the State Opera in Hamburg.

Her most suc­cess­ful parts include: Cheru­bi­no, Hansel, Edoar­do in Rossini’s „Matilde di Shabran“, La Cener­en­to­la, Rosi­na, Niklausse and Muse, Geor­gette in Liebermann’s „The School for Wives“, Low-Dive Jen­ny in „The Three­pen­ny Opera“, Suzu­ki, Mad­dale­na, Con­tes­sa and Made­lon in „Andrea Che­nier“. Dur­ing a peri­od at the Lübeck The­atre (2007–2009), she expand­ed her reper­toire, adding Hero­dias in „Salome“, Char­lotte in „Werther“ and Well­gunde, Siegrune and the sec­ond Norn in „The Ring of the Nibelung„, which was award­ed the 2012 Echo Prize. In addi­tion to opera, Roswitha Christi­na Müller con­cen­trates par­tic­u­lar­ly on con­cert and clas­si­cal singing. Her exten­sive reper­toire com­pris­es sacred works by Haydn, Mozart, Per­gole­si, Rossi­ni, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ver­di and song cycles by Brahms, Dvořák, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf. How­ev­er, she is par­tic­u­lar­ly fond of the Pas­sions of Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach. She has giv­en con­certs at the Gewand­haus con­cert hall in Leipzig and at the Rhein­gau Music Fes­ti­val in Wies­baden. In the 2010/11 sea­son, Roswitha Christi­na Müller also appeared as Fric­ka („The Rhein­gold“), Judith („Bluebeard’s Cas­tle“) and Eboli („Don Car­los“) at the Ulm The­atre. In March 2012, Roswitha Christi­na Müller per­formed the role of the sec­ond Norn („Twi­light of the Gods“) at the Freiburg The­atre and made her début as Siegrune („The Valkyrie“) at the Bavar­i­an State Opera in Munich, which also opened at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in May 2012.

Roswitha Christi­na Müller has been an ensem­ble mem­ber at the Nurem­berg State The­atre since the 2012/13 sea­son, where she has appeared as Azu­ce­na (“Il Trova­tore”) and as the for­eign princess (“Rusal­ka”).

Since mak­ing her début as Amner­is (“Aida”) in Sep­tem­ber 2013, Roswitha Christi­na Müller has inte­grat­ed the most impor­tant Ver­di mez­zo roles with­in her reper­toire. Her next chal­lenges include the roles of Fric­ka (“The Rhine Gold” and “The Valkyrie”) and Ade­laide (“Ara­bel­la”) at the Nurem­berg State The­atre. She also con­tin­ues to sing Hero­dias (“Salome”) at the Taipei Nation­al The­atre, Taiwan.

On 22 Novem­ber 2014, she débuted as Mar­guerite (“La Damna­tion de Faust”, Con­duc­tor Gui­do Johannes Rum­stadt ) and as Brangäne (“Tris­tan and Isol­de”, Markus Bosch). Also in 2015, she will reprise her role as Siegrune (“The Valkyrie”, Kir­ill Petrenko) at the Bavar­i­an State Opera, Munich and the Ade­laide (Ara­bel­la, Ste­fan Soltesz) at the Opera Cologne. In the 2015/16 sea­son she sings Wal­traute (Göt­ter­däm­merung, Mar­cus Bosch) at the Nurem­berg State The­ater and Brangäne (Tris­tan und Isol­de) at the Teatro Comu­nale in Mod­e­na and Fer­rara (Italy).

Fur­ther­more in 2016 at the Karl­sruhe State The­atre direct­ed by Justin Brown and Taichung Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera House direct­ed by „La Fura dels Baus“ she will singFric­ka („The Rhine Gold“, Shao Chia Lü). 2017 fol­lows the Ring at Nurem­berg State The­atre with Fric­ka („The Rhine Gold/ Valkyrie“) and Wal­traute in the Götterdämmerung.

In the sea­son 2017/18 is her debut as Cas­san­dre (Les Troyens) under the direc­tion of Cal­ix­to Bieito and as Car­men under the direc­tion of Lau­rent Laf­far­gue in Nurem­berg. In 2019 she sings Roßweiße and 2. Norne at The Grand The­atre de Gen­eve, Well­gunde (Rhein­gold) at The Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Pique Dame at the Opern­fest­spiele Hei­den Heim and Wal­traute and 2. Norne at Nation­al Taichung The­ater again under direc­tion of “La Fura dels Baus” and Shao Chia Lü.