Danae Kontora

Danae Kontora

Coloratura Soprano

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«A real discovery [was] Danae Kontora’s sparkling and colourful coloratura voice»
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2016)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin Der Nacht (queen Of The Night)
2017Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBlondchen
2017Wagner: ParsifalFirst Group Of Flowermaiden, First Voice
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)

Bio

Hailed as “a real discovery” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Greek coloratura soprano Danae Kontora is a 2015 nominee for “Best Young Singer” by the magazine Opernwelt, and is quickly gaining recognition for a voice that is “brilliant to its highest notes” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). As a member of the Opernstudio at Oper Frankfurt, Ms. Kontora’s 2015/16 season included role debuts as Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro; Taumännchen, Hänsel und Gretel; Voce dal cielo, Don Carlo, and Tigrane in a new production of Handel’s Radamisto. She made further debuts with Oper Leipzig as die Königin der Nacht, Die Zauberflöte, and in concert at the Alte Oper Frankfurt under the baton of Sebastian Weigle in Mendelssohn’s Elias. She joined the Münchner Rundfunkorchester for concerts of Mendelsson, Beethoven, and Grieg conducted by Mario Venzago and Friedrich Haider. Danae Kontora will join the Ensemble of Oper Leipzig for the 2016/17 season where her roles will include die Königin der Nacht, Blonde, Waldvogel Siegfried, and Marion Delorme in a new production of Gounod’s Cinq-Mars. She returns to Oper Frankfurt for Königin der Nacht and makes a house debut in the same role at Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Semperoper Dresden, and Komische Oper Berlin. ​ Highlights of the 2014/15 season included the title role in Martin y Soler’s L’arbore di Diana with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under the baton of Paolo Carignani in the Prinzregententheater in Munich as well as the role of Soprano Colorature in Claude Viviers’ Kopernikus at the prestigious Münchener Biennale festival of contemporary music. She was also honored with the Bayerische Kunstförderpreis. Further operatic roles performed include Isabelle in Oscar Strasnoy’s Le Bal; Blonde, Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice; Olympia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Servilia, La clemenza di Tito. Ms. Kontora holds a Diploma and a Masters in Opera from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding where she was a Deutschland-Stipendiatin.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin Der Nacht (queen Of The Night) Immediately Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden Und Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (semperoper) 2017
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Blondchen Immediately Oper Leipzig Und Gewandhausorchester 2017
Wagner: Parsifal First Group Of Flowermaiden, First Voice 24 hours Oper Leipzig Und Gewandhausorchester 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht (Queen of the Night) Oper Frankfurt 2016
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht (Queen of the Night) Aalto Theater Essen 2016

Awards

Bayerischer kunstförderpreis
2016