Kathrin Walder

Kathrin Walder

Mezzo-Soprano

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«Mit geschliffenen Stimmen: Hinreißend unter den Operndiven war auch Kathrin Walder, eine "Lady in Red", die mit der poetischen Arie der Charlotte nach Goethes "Werther" imponierte.»
Frank Möllenberg, Echo online, 2015 (2016)
«Das Abschlusskonzert zeigte nach einwöchigem Polieren einige blitzende Juwelen wie [...] und die junge Mezzosopranistin Kathrin Walder gab als Stephano (Romeo et Juliette) und Rosenkavalier ein Versprechen für die Zukunft ab.»
Traude Steinhauser, Der Neue Merker, 2014 (2016)
«Ein erfreulicher Neuzugang: die junge Tiroler Mezzosopranistin Kathrin Walder, die aus "L´amico Fritz" mit schöner Stimme sehr gewandt die Arie der Beppe sang. Ein Wiederhören wäre sehr erwünscht.»
Hans Peter Nowak, Der Neue Merker, 2014 (2016)
2017Loewe: My Fair LadyMrs. Pearce
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteZweite Dame (second Lady)
2016Bernstein: CandidePaquette
2016Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Polina
2015Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Hata (Bartered Bride)
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflöteThird Dame
2013Bizet: CarmenMercedes
2012Eine Nacht in Venedig-Felsenstein VersionBarbara Delaqua
2011StruwwelpeterAngel
2010Cadence MacbethWhitch Wyrd
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflyKate Pinkerton

Bio




In the field of modern music, Kathrin Walder performed in several world premieres, including the opera Cadence Macbeth by the composer Norbert Zehm (libretto by Peter Wolf), a piece commissioned by the Tiroler Landestheater (under KS Brigitte Fassbaender). She acted previously during her musical education in London (Baylis Programme, ENO) in a piece named Pierrot: A biography composed by Orlando Gough specifically for the end - of - school performance, and in the piece Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schönberg. The most recent project of this kind was the role of Sie V in the premier of the piece Innen by Manuela Kerer, performed during the Biennale 2014 in Munich.
Kathrin Walder additionally sung and acted as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (Voilà opera! musical director: Stellario Fagone), Mr. Pearce in My fair lady (Operettenbühne Vaduz), Polina in Pique dame (Opernbühne Bad Aibling), Agnes in Die verkaufte Braut (Werdenberger Schlossfestspiele), Mercédès in Carmen (Musiktheater Friedrichshafen), Paquette in Candide (MünchenKlang), Washington Otis in Das Gespenst von Canterville (Tiroler Landestheater), Zweite Dame and Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Oper To Go), Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Angel in Struwwelpeter and Barbara Delaqua in Eine Nacht in Venedig (Theater an der Rott). She further represented Antonia in Der Mann von La Mancha (Landestheater Vorarlberg) and Frau Mylkina/The Neighbour in Moskau, Moskau (solo quartett, Wiener Kammeroper).
Her music - dramatic education in London, Vienna and Munich was supplemented by masterclasses with Prof. Josef Loibl, Prof. Maria Venuti, KS Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Laurent Pillot, KS Grace Bumbry, Prof. Lucile V. Evans und Dr.h.c. Barbara Daniels. Since 2014, she has been vocally coached by Sabine Lahm, and repeatedly by KS Giacomo Aragall in masterclasses.
Kathrin Walder received a scholarship from the government of Tyrol for the three - week opera course “TOP Opera”, managed by Elizabeth Bachmann, USA, and a scholarship of the Eduard-Wallnöfer-Stiftung for her educational year in London, “The Knack”: Baylis Programme at the English National Opera.
Renowned directors and conductors she worked with include Alonso Barros, Maxine Braham, Piet Drescher, Marco Guidarini, Leah Hausmann, Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza, Konrad Junghänel, Mary King, Rufus Norris, Achim Plato, Nicola Raab and Georg Staudacher.
After she was conferred a doctorate in May 2013 (Dr. rer. nat., with “summa cum laude”), Kathrin Walder is looking forward to upcoming projects like the role of Mrs. Pearce in My fair lady in 2017 and a Liederabend with Stellario Fagone in September 2017.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: La Traviata Flora Bervoix Werdenberger Schlossfestspiele 2018
Loewe: My Fair Lady Mrs. Pearce 1 week Operettenbühne Vaduz 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel 1 week 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Zweite Dame (second Lady) 1 week 2017
Bernstein: Candide Paquette 1 week MünchenKlang 2016

Awards

Dr. Ernst Koref
2016