Born in Flensburg, Dorothea Röschmann was awarded the title of Kammersängerin at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in 2017, where she was a member of the ensemble for many years. She has been a frequent guest at that Salzburg Festival since 1995 and works regularly at the Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Semperoper Dresden, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Berlin.
Renowned as a distinguished Mozartian, she has recently ventured in to pastures new with role debuts as Ariadne, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser at the Dresden Semperoper and Gluck’s Alceste at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich.
Recent concert highlights include Wesendonck Lieder with Robin Ticciati / Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and with Karina Kanellakis / Orchesta de Paris and Drei Bruchstücke from Wozzeck with Daniel Harding / Berliner Philharmoniker. Later this season she sings Tove in Gurre-Lieder with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Rückert-Lieder with Rafael Payare / San Diego Symphony, Berg Sieben frühe lieder with Simon Rattle / London Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Choral Fantasy with Louis Langrée / Cincinnati Symphony.
A prolific recitalist, she has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw, Wiener Konzerthaus and in Antwerp, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Brussels, Oslo and at the Edinburgh, Munich, and Schwarzenberg Festivals. She sang with Daniel Barenboim at the Schiller Theater in Berlin in 2013 and will sing with him again this season at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. She has also appeared with Mitsuko Uchida at the Lucerne Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall and on tour in the U.S culminating in a recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The live recording from Wigmore Hall won the ‘Best Solo Vocal Album’ at the 2017 Grammy Awards.