Tanja Kuhn

Tanja Kuhn

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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«„Tanja Christine Kuhn as Giulietta, shows a lyrico spinto soprano voice with brilliant high notes, which easily carries through the orchestra“»
Brunswick Newspaper (2016)
«"As Senta, Kuhn is a first-class artist, who does not merely act but embodies Senta [...] boundless clarity and interpretative strength in both expression and volume. Kuhn's ballad is fantastic, because she not only sings 'beautifully' (which is already quite a lot); the perhaps all-too-famous piece, the 'big number,' is so moving, because she makes every word so comprehensible and sings with such immediacy, as if she were living out the tale with all of her senses. [...] The Holländer and Tanja Christine Kuhn never had to force their voices to express their existential, oppressive concerns."»
Frankenpost (2016)
«"Tanja Christine Kuhn sings the Infantin with sparkling high notes and never ceasing energy"»
Stuttgart Newspaper (2016)
2018Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2018Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie)Soprano
2018Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2017Zandonai: Romeo e GiuliettaGiulietta
2017Strauss R.: ElektraChrysothemis
2017Strauss R.: ArabellaArabella
2017Wagner R.: TannhäuserElisabeth
2017Wagner: LohengrinElsa Of Brabant
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoVitellia
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2017Zandonai: Romeo e GiuliettaGiulietta
2014Zemlinsky: Der ZwergDonna Clara


German Soprano Tanja Christine Kuhn started this year as Senta in "the flying Dutchman" at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, conducted by Nikša Bareza and reprise the role at Staatstheatre Cottbus in May.

Earlier this season she sang Micaela in „Carmen“  staged by Thaddeus Strassberger, conducted by Jerome Pillment at the Danish National Opera where she was also heard as Katja in the Scandinavian premiere of "The Passenger“ by Weinberg and with the lead role of Charmion in August Enna‘s "Cleopatra".

Later in the year, she will return to the Danish National Opera as Tatjana in „Eugene Onegin“.

In November 2018, she had her debut at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as Micaela in „Carmen“.
Various concerts in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg will follow.

Ms. Kuhn began the 2017/2018 Season with her Wagner debut as Senta in „The Flying Dutchman“ at Theatre Hof.
Subsequently, she reprised the role in her Italian debut at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting.

"Tanja Christine Kuhn – young, incredibly talented, and with equally impressive vocal and acting ability – is the big surprise hit of the season’s opening night... She sings Senta’s ballad and the duets with her fiancé Erik as well as the idolized stranger with striking self-assurance. The clarity of her diction blended with [...] at the finest level."
( Bayrische Staatszeitung )

Bisanti also conducted her in Mahler‘s 2nd in Bari and Gloria per Soprano by Poulenc, at the Teatro lirico di Cagliari.

"The german soprano soloist Tanja Kuhn sang with a pleasant warm and round voice. She moved with agility between the various changing faces of the piece, always being perfect in the intonation and in intention, even during the difficu melodic exchanges with the Choir, unexceptionable and secure in every single Moment.

Gloria for Soprano Choir and Orchestra by Poulenc, Teatro Lirico Cagliari

Francesca Mulas ( Amadeus it. )

She sang Irene in „Rienzi“ by Richard Wagner in Munich, for which she earned fabulous reviews:

“a large, warm voice” (Neuer Merker),

“...with glowing, full soprano and enchantingly acted” (drehpunktkultur.at)

Returning to Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, she sang the title role in Hindemith‘s"Sancta Susanna", conducted by Marco Angius.
For Gianfranco Gabbidu's extreme staging of Sancta Susanna, she was often a guest on Italian television.

Additionally, she debuted at the Staatstheater Braunschweig as Giulietta in Zandonai’s „Giulietta e Romeo“, which earned her critical praises like:

“Tanja Christine Kuhn as Giulietta has a lyrico spinto voice with brilliant high notes, which easily carries through the orchestra” (Braunschweiger Zeitung).

In 2011, while still at the conservatory, she made her professional debut at the Schwetzingen Winter Festival, singing the lead role in the German premiere of Scarlatti’s „Marco Attilio Regolo“, conducted by Ruben Dubrovsky.
Her debut was so successful that music director Cornelius Meister hired her for additional engagements at Theater Heidelberg.

Since then, Ms. Kuhn has appeared at several German teatres, like Staatsoper Hannover, Staatstheater Braunschweig and others.
In 2015, she was heard as Blumenmädchen in Parsifal for Children at the Bayreuth Festival.

Tanja Christine Kuhn was born in Heidelberg.
She successfully completed her MA in 2015, at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart.
She participated in master classes with Lynne Dawson, Raina Kabaivanska, Karan Armstrong, Matias Tosi, Scott Curry and Angelo Raciti.
Currently, she works with Malcolm Walker.

Tanja Christine Kuhn holds a scholarship of the Richard Wagner assosiation.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta Teatro Petruzelli di Bari 2018
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie) Soprano Teatro Petruzelli di Bari 2018
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla No Den Jyske Opera 2018
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta Immediately Theater Hof 2017
Zandonai: Romeo e Giulietta Giulietta Immediately Staatstheater Braunschweig und Staatsorchester Braunschweig 2017