Katharina Konradi was born in Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan, and is the first soprano from this country to have an international career as a lied, concert and opera singer. She made her debut as Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Hamburg State Opera in 2018 and has since been a member of the regular ensemble there. Before then she was under contract for three years at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
She sings the major soprano roles and it was not long before other renowned opera houses offered her engagements, for instance as Zdenka in Arabella by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper in Dresden (2018/19), as the young shepherd in the production of Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival (2019 and 2021) and as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, directed by Barry Kosky at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (2020/2021). Besides singing in productions at her home opera house, the Hamburg State Opera, Katharina Konradi returns to the Bavarian State Opera in the 2021/22 season, again to sing Sophie, as well as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Katharina Konradi is also highly sought-after as a concert soloist in major concert halls. She has given concerts with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Symphony Orchestra of the MDR, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble. She sings in concerts conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Kent Nagano, Daniel Harding and Gustavo Dudamel.
In the season 2021/22 Katharina Konradi will sing in a performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock in Neumarkt. She is also a soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor at the Cologne Philharmonie (Cologne Chamber Orchestra / Christoph Poppen) and in Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Michael Sanderling in Porto in November. She performs in the traditional ZDF Advent Concert together with the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Petr Popelka in the Frauenkirche in Dresden, and in the concert Christmas in Vienna in the Konzerthaus in Vienna (broadcast on ORF Austrian TV). The year 2022 begins with a rousing programme for the New Year with the Czech Philharmonic in Prague (conducted by Manfred Honeck). The season closes as it began: in July 2022 with Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms in Madrid and Granada (conductor: David Afkham).
Lied interpretation is a special preoccupation for the young soprano. She regularly gives recitals at the Schubertiade in Vilabertran, the Schubertiade in Hohenems/Schwarzenberg and in the Wigmore Hall in London. She has given recitals at the Philharmonie in Cologne and in the Boulez Hall in Berlin. She will give concerts accompanied by Malcom Martineau in Madrid and in the Konzerthaus in Vienna. She enjoys an artistically fruitful association performing chamber music together with the Trio Gaspard and the Schumann Quartet.
She began her vocal training with Julie Kaufmann in Berlin and subsequently completed her Master’s Degree in lied interpretation with Christiane Iven and Donald Sulzen at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre. She won the German Music Competition in 2016 and will be supported until the end of 2021 by the BBC in the context of the New Generation Artist programme.
In March 2021 her highly acclaimed CD Liebende on which she is accompanied by Danel Heide, was released by AVI Music and features songs by Strauss, Mozart and Schubert.