Biography

Katrin Wundsam grew up in Neustift, Upper Austria. For a long time she was going to take over the family farm, and because of that, it was not clear if her early musical talents would come to fruition. She first studied International Business at the Kepler University Linz and was taking singing lessons at the Bruckner-University Linz with Prof. Gerald Trabesinger at the same time. After graduating her Business Studies as “MBA”, she decided to continue studying singing at the Mozarteum Salzburg. She was taught by Prof. Ingrid Mayr and attended Master Classes with Kurt Widmer, Robert Holl and Wolfgang Holzmair, to name but a few. Since then she keeps having voice lessons with Prof. Ingrid Mayr (Salzburg) and Prof. Margreet Honig (Amsterdam)

From January – July 2007 she was part of the ensemble of the Theater of Passau, Germany, where she appeared as Bradamante (Orlando Furioso, Vivaldi), Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw, Britten) and Anaide (Florentiner Strohhut, Rota).

From May 2007 – July 2008 she was engaged as Olga (Eugen Onegin), Flora (La Traviata) and Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Landestheater Linz, Austria. Following that, in Summer 2008, she debuted at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria, „4. Geist/4. Uhr“ in Ernst Krenek’s “Karl V.”

From October 2008 – March 2009 she was performing Bradamante (A. Vivaldi, „Orlando Furioso“) at the Operahouse Bonn, Germany.

In May 2009 she had her debut as Orfeo (Gluck “Orfeo et Euridice”) at the Theater Bad Hall, Austria.

Since September 2009 she has been an ensemble member of the Operahouse Cologne. Roles since then include Mercedes (Carmen), Nicklausse  (Les Contes d’Hoffman), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Fuchs (Das schlaue Füchslein), Flosshilde/2. Norn (Das Rheingold/Götterdämmerung), Grimgerde (Walküre), Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Ottavia (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Penelope (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria), Bradamante (Alcina).

In 2011 she had her very succesfull debuts as Dorabella (Cosí fan tutte) and Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Perfomances at Oper Köln in 2012/13 were Preziosilla (Forza del Destino), Dorabella (Cosí fan tutte), Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Smeton (Anna Bolena) and Martuccia (Die Gezeichneten).

In summer 2013 she sang 3. Dame (Die Zauberflöte) and 9. Symphonie (Beethoven) at the Bregenzer Festspiele. She returned there as well in summer 2014 with the 3. Dame and for the opening mass of the Bregenz Festival – Krönungsmesse (Mozart). Next to that, she appeared as La Mort in „Le Rossignol“ and as La Tortue in „L’hirondelle inattendue“ (Strawinsky/Laks) in the Family-Opera Production at the Festivalhouse Bregenz.

 In May 2014 Katrin Wundsam had her debut as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Hamburgische Staatsoper and in June 2014 she debuted at the Semperoper Dresden as Dorabella – where she returned with the same role in October 2014.

Another debut in June 2014 was in the Wiener Musikverein with Strawinskys „Les Noces“ and Schumanns „Requiem für Mignon“. More concerts in the season 13/14 and 14/15 took her to Switzerland, she had her debut at the Kölner Philharmonie with Berio „Folksongs“, she sang in Hambug, debuted at Konzerthaus Berlin and as well in Schloss Grafenegg (Krems).

In Autumn 2014 she sang Cosí fan tutte (Dorabella) and Die Zauberflöte (3.Dame) at the Oper Köln.

In April 2015 she sang Lola Blau in the production „Heute Abend – Lola Blau“ (Kreisler) at the Oper Köln, staging by Eike Ecker and piano by Rainer Mühlbach.

In May 2015 she will have her debut as Carmen (Bizet) at the Oper Köln, staging Christof Loy, Conductor Claude Schnitzler.

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