Anna Danik-ehrström

Anna Danik-ehrström

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

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2018Verdi: OtelloEmilia
2017Verdi: AidaAmneris
2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungWaltraute
2016Wagner: GötterdämmerungWellgunde
2016Wagner R.: Das RheingoldWellgunde
2016Wagner R.: Das RheingoldErda
2016Strauss R.: ElektraKlytemnästra
2016Berg: WozzeckMargret
2015Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeBrangäne


Russian born Finnish mezzo-soprano Anna Danik graduated in 2007 from the soloist class of Royal Danish Academy of Music where she studied under the supervision of professor Kirsten Buhl-Möller, and from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Danik started her career in 2006 as a Jugendlich-dramatic soprano; she sang a variety of important roles at the Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Rialto Theatre Copenhagen, Turku Music Festival, Berwaldhallen Festival among ot- hers. She appeared with famous conductors including Hannu Lintu, Esa-Pekka Salo- nen, Leif Segerstam, Howard Arman, John Storgårds.
In 2012 Ms. Danik switched to mezzo-soprano and quickly grew into more dramatic parts. Her 2014 debut as Eboli in Don Carlos at the Opera Chemnitz was received with enthusiasm among critics and public. In addition to opera Anna Danik also focuses on concert performances - both in tra- ditional and contemporary repertoire. Recently she has sang Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with Turku Philharmonic under the baton of Leif Segerstam and gave her China debut by singing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder in Beijing.
In season 2016 Anna Danik made her debut as Wellgunde in Rheingold and Götterdämmerung and Schwertleite in the Die Walküre under the baton of Daniel Baren- boim at the State Opera Berlin, and cover the role of Klytämnestra from Elektra , in Patrice Chéreau production both Berlin and Helsinki. Winter 2017, another successful debut- a part of Luonnotar, in the world premiere of opera Die Kalewainen in Pohjola by Müller-Berghaus in Turku. Anna Danik’s first Amneris in Aida in the big open air spectacle of Theater Ulm in Germany got amazing critics: Die Finnin Anna Danik verleiht der Zerrissenheit der Amneris so packenden Aus- druck, dass man als Zuhörer schnell den Böse-Königin -Fummel vergisst. Anna Danik als Amneris ist großartig. Upcoming debutes are Woman in Sallinen’s Horseman in Pori, Finland and Emilia in Othello By Verdi in Savonlinna opera festival , summer 2018.

Season 2018-19 includes Emilia in Otello In Bolshoi, Klytämnestra in La Scala and Badisches Staatsoper Karlsruhe, Amneris  ans Margret ( Wozzeck ) in Finnish National Opera.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Otello Emilia Immediately 2018
Verdi: Aida Amneris Immediately Ulmer Theater Und Philharmonisches Orchester Der Stadt Ulm 2017
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Waltraute 1 week Helsinki Festival 2017
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Wellgunde 1 Day Deutsche Staatsoper Unter Der Linden Und Staatskapelle Berlin 2016
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Wellgunde 1 Day Deutsche Staatsoper Unter Der Linden Und Staatskapelle Berlin 2016