Anna Prohaska

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Anna Prohaska
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Prohaska in a recital at Centre cultural l'Atlàntida (Vic, Catalonia). May 2016
Background information
Born 1983 (age 34–35)
Neu-Ulm, Germany
Occupation(s) Coloratura soprano

Anna Prohaska (born 1983) is an Austrian coloratura soprano. She lives in Berlin.[1]


Born in Neu-Ulm, Germany, Anna Prohaska studied in Berlin at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.[2][3] Prohaska made her debut in 2002 at the Komische Oper in Harry Kupfer’s production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw.[4][5] In 2003 she was selected for the Académie européenne de musique in Aix-en-Provence, and in 2006 for the Internationale Händelakademie Karlsruhe. In 2006 she was engaged as a member of the permanent ensemble at the Berlin State Opera under Daniel Barenboim.[1] Since 2007, she has worked closely with the Berliner Philharmoniker.[6] Beside her wide standard repertoire, she is a modern and early music specialist.[7] Prohaska performed the world premiere of Rihm's Mnemosyne in 2009 with the Scharoun Ensemble,[8][9] and Requiem-Strophen in 2017 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.[9] She appeared as Inanna in the world premiere of Jörg Widmann's Babylon in October 2012, with the Bavarian State Opera conducted by Kent Nagano.[10]




  1. ^ a b Brug, Manuel (22 May 2011). "Die zwei Seiten der Anna Prohaska". Die Welt (in German). Hamburg. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Kuhn, Annette (22 December 2014). "Sängerin Anna Prohaska - Singen, bis die Nachbarn klingeln". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Blech, Volker (27 October 2013). "Mit Sopranistin Anna Prohaska im goldenen Käfig". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Hamdorf, Laura (16 July 2011). "Oper frei Schnauze". Der Spiegel (in German). Hamburg. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Harry Kupfer inszenierte Brittens "The Turn of the Screw"". neue musikzeitung (in German). 12 March 2002. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Primus, Juliane (9 September 2009). "Lacht schmutzig, spielt intensiv". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Mahlke, Sybill (14 February 2016). "Die Nahrung der Liebe". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Wilkening, Martin (25 May 2009). "Claudio Abbado dirigierte wieder in Berlin und wurde zuvor durch ein Konzert geehrt: Eine Feier des Augenblicks". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Braunmüller, Robert (28 March 2017). "Anna Prohaska über die "Requiem-Strophen" von Wolfgang Rihm". Abendzeitung (in German). Munich. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Loomis, George (6 November 2012). "Carnal Knowledge in a Modern Metropolis: Babylon". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Anna Prohaska erhält den Schneider-Schott-Musikpreis Mainz 2010". nmz online (in German). neue musikzeitung. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "ECHO Klassik Prizewinners 2012" (PDF). ECHO Klassik. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  13. ^ Pirich, Carolin (11 September 2014). "Zwischen den Fronten". Die Zeit (in German). Hamburg. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 

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