Katja Boost

Katja Boost

Alto

Warm and round voice with experienced stage presence
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«(...)Katja Boost gave believable presence to the once-fetching Lola with her rounded, ageless-sounding mezzo,.(...)»
opera lively (aus "Das Opernglas" 5/15 , 07. Mai 2015 (2017)
«(...). Die Vokalsolistin interpretierte nahezu andachtsvoll mit großem Textverständnis zu sanft-inniger Begleitung trotz umfangreicher Bläserpassagen. (..); mit beglückender Modulationsfähigkeit und wunderbarem Glanz neben vibrierender Alt-Tiefe.»
Mahler, Rückert-Lieder Bad Bevensen Allgemeine Zeitung Bad Bevensen, 06. Januar 2012 (2017)
«(...) Die schönste Stimme des Abends aber schenkte das größte Glück: Katja Boost als Semeles Schwester Ino. Die Ausdruckswunder zum zweiten Aktschluss werden lange noch nachklingen.»
Semele Bühnen der Stadt Köln Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 29. Oktober 2001 (2017)
2016Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginFilipyevna
2016Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2016Lieder RecitalAlto
2015IrreloheAlte Lola
2015Wagner: GötterdämmerungErste Norn (First Norn)
2015Strauss: Der RosenkavalierAnnina
2013From love and other demonsAbbess
2012Wilhem TellHedwige
2010Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginFilipyevna
2010Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannMuse/nicklausse/stimme Mutter Antonias
2009Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame
2009Wagner: GötterdämmerungErste Norn (First Norn)
2008Verdi: FalstaffMistress Quickly
2007Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierAnnina
2007Die Liebe zu den drei OrangenPrizessin Clarice
2007Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto
2007Verdi: RequiemMezzo-soprano
2006Wagner: Die WalküreSchwertleite
2006Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHippolyta
2005Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginFilipyevna
2005Wagner: SiegfriedErda
2005Wagner: Die WalküreSchwertleite
2005Mahler: KindertotenliederMezzo-soprano
2004Mozart: RequiemAlto
2004Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorAlto
2003Wagner: Das RheingoldErda
2002Handel: SemeleIno
2002Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaLucia
2001Verdi: La TraviataAnnina
2001Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaLucia
2000Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginFilipyevna
1999Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDritte Dame (Third Lady)

Bio


Katja Boost, alto, sang last season the Part of Filipjewna in Eugen Onegin at the opera of Kaiserslautern, where she sang last season a main role in Schrekers "Irrelohe".From 2000 to 2004 she was a regular company member of Cologne's Bühnen derStadt Köln. The parts she sang there included Ino in Semele, Princesse Clarissa in TheLove to the Three Oranges and Erda in both The Rhinegold and Siegfried. Furtherparts in the Ring were the First Norn (Lisbon) and the Second Norn and the Valkyrie Schwertleite. Before, KatjaBoost had been a member of the Junges Ensemble der Bayerischen Staatsoper inMunich. She has been a guest at festivals including the Wiesbaden May Festival in2000 which was opened by the first performance of Gerhard Stäbler's CassandraComplex and in which Katja Boost appeared as Cassandra's voice.When still a student, she sang as a guest at the Karlsruhe and Cologne opera houses.For the European Union Opera, she sang the part of Filipyevna in Eugen Onegin atthe Baden-Baden Festival Opera House and the Paris Theatre des Champs Elyseesunder the directorship of Nikolaus Lehnhoff.In recent years, the singer has gained much acclaim, in particular for romanticrecitals including Verdi's Requiem, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Mahler's 2ndSymphony. As a concert singer, she went on a tour to Asia on behalf of the GoetheInstitute to sing Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Katja Boost was born inWiesbaden and was a student of Gertie Charlent and Julia Hamari.She has appeared at the following opera houses:Baden-Baden, Berlin (DOB), Graz, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Munich,Münster, Paris, Schwerin, Kaiserslautern, Gelsenkirchen, Halle, Cagliari, Lisbon and WiesbadenKatja Boost has worked under conductors such asGerd Albrecht, Philipp Auguin, Marcus R. Bosch, Will Humburg, Philip Jordan,Toshiyuki Kamioka, Nicholas Kok, Fabio Luisi, Jun Märkel, Markus Stenz, JohannesStert, Jeffrey Tate, Christian Thielemann, Uwe Sandner and Jonathan Webb.Her directors were, among others:Christopher Alden, Andreas Baesler, Robert Carsen, Günter Krämer, NikolausLehnhoff, Wolfram Mehring, Dominik Neuner, Urs Häberli and Ullrich Peters.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Filipyevna Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern und Orchester des Pfalztheaters 2016
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Alto Immediately 2016
Lieder Recital Alto 1 week German 2016
Irrelohe Alte Lola Immediately Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern und Orchester des Pfalztheaters 2015
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Erste Norn (First Norn) Immediately Opernhaus Halle und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle 2015