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Sophie Karthäuser

Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser, known for her interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's works, made her debut as Pamina (“Die Zauberflöte”) at La Monnaie in Brussels under the baton of René Jacobs, and sang the part of Susanna (“Le nozze di Figaro”) for the first time with the Opéra National de Lyon with William Christie. She has sung many Mozart parts, performing as Tamiri at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Serpetta at Konzerthaus Berlin, as well as Despina and Zerlina at La Monnaie and Ilia in Aix-en-Provence and at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Jérémie Rhorer. Audiences could also hear her in this role at Theater an der Wien, under the baton of René Jacobs. As a singer, she regularly performs at opera houses in Antwerp, Bordeaux, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris and Strasbourg, as well as at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cologne Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. She has worked with the Academy of Ancient Music, Collegium Vocale Gent, Les Arts Florissants, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, as well as with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano and Christophe Rousset. She performed with Ensemble Correspondances and Sébastien Daucé in Paris, London and Gdańsk.Her discography includes a recording of “Il ritorno di Tobia”for Naxos (an album awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Mozart’s songs for Cypres, “Septem verba a Christo” for Harmonia Mundi and Handel’s oratorio “Susanna” together with Les Arts Florissants. Sophie Karthäuser is a graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied under Noelle Barker.