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ULRIKE MALOTTA, mezzo-soprano

Born in 1989 in Munich, Ulrike Malotta began her vocal studies with Tanja d’Althann. She has actively participated in masterclasses imparted by Christa Ludwig, Christian Gerhaher, Helmut Deutsch, Andreas Scholl, Angelika Kirchschlager, Rudolf Piernay, Helmuth Rilling and others; she was selected as a scholarship holder by the Stuttgart International Bach Academy as well as by the Walter & Charlotte Hamel Foundation. Ulrike Malotta was a prizewinner at the 2015 Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Academy. She is currently studying in the vocal class of Prof. Hedwig Fassbender at the Frankfurt Academy of Music and the Performing Arts.

 

On opera stages, the young mezzo-soprano has already been seen and heard on many occasions. Thus, for instance, she was Cristina in Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto (stage direction: Karsten Wiegand); she covered the roles of Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (stage direction: Lydia Steier), the Third Lady in The Magic Flute (stage direction: Doris Heinrichsen), Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto (stage direction: Cordula Däuper) and The Witch in a Frankfurt Opera children’s version of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (stage direction: Dorothea Kirschbaum).

 

Ulrike Malotta has already worked together with ensembles such as Le Concert Lorrain, L’arpa festante, La Banda, the Berlin Academy of Early Music, the Munich Symphony, Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony and the Balthasar Neumann Choir. She recently sang the solo contralto part in Bach’s St John Passion with Concerto Köln and the Bavarian Radio Choir, conducted by Peter Dijkstra – a performance that has been recorded on CD and released by the BR Klassik label.

 

Her frequent guest appearances have met with great success: at the Prinzregententheater, the Herkulessaal and the Gasteig (all in Munich), at the Alte Oper (Frankfurt) and at the Bamberg Konzerthalle. Ulrike Malotta has also gone on tour to Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Russia, Norway and Switzerland.
Ulrike Malotta cultivates a passion for the Lied genre. Thus she recently made her début in Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été for mezzo and orchestra, and gave an impressive duo recital with tenor Georg Poplutz and pianist Hilko Dumno at the Goethe-Haus in Frankfurt.

 

For the 2016/2017 season, Ulrike Malotta is looking forward to guest engagements at the operas of Darmstadt and Trier, as well as concert tours with conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, the Collegium 1704 ensemble and Camerata Vocale Freiburg.

 

Season 2016/2017 (representation: non-exclusive | Management: Daniela Spering | Administration: Stephanie Watin)

 

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