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Idunnu Münch

2022 saw Idunnu Münch’s debut at The Royal Opera in London, followed by her first appearances at Leeds Opera Festival and Grange Park Opera. 2023 will see her debut with Scottish Chamber Orchestra. In 2024, she will make her debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève, where she will perform the world premiere of Parra’s Justice, followed by its Austrian premiere at Tangente St. Pölten and her Bregenz Festival debut.

The mezzo-soprano made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 and returned for a new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier in 2014. Her debuts followed at Verbier Festival in 2017 (Strauss’ Elektra and Salome) and at the BBC Proms in 2019. She performed Smaragd in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at Opéra national du rhin and Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the 2017/18 season, and made her Komische Oper Berlin debut as Nimbavati in Handel’s Poros in 2019 and returned for a new production of Henze’s Das Floß der Medusa in 2023. At Longborough Festival Opera, she has sung Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte in 2021 and returned as Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen in 2022.

2018 saw Idunnu Münch’s first engagement at English National Opera in London. She has since returned to the ENO for several new productions as a Harewood Artist: Dvořák’s Rusalka, Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Tesori’s Blue and Wagner’s The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie. She made her London debut as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2018. Before, Idunnu Münch was a member of Stuttgart Opera Studio (2015 to 2017), performing Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Mary in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. She has worked with directors including Anthony Almeida, Sam Brown, Tinuke Craig, Tatjana Gürbaca, Richard Jones, Daniel Kramer, Tobias Kratzer, Harry Kupfer, Mathilde López, Henry Mason, David Pountney, Emma Rice, James Robinson, Kirill Serebrenikov and Jossie Wieler.

Idunnu Münch’s concert repertoire includes cantatas by Bach and works by Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Haydn, Knezek, Mahler and Mozart as well as Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos. The German mezzo-soprano has performed with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Camerata Salzburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, and Wiener Philharmoniker and has sung under the baton of conductors including Ivor Bolton, Sylvain Cambreling, Charles Dutoit, Sian Edwards, Titus Engel, Antony Hermus, Fabio Luisi, Antonello Manacorda, Yutaka Sado, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ulf Schirmer, and Franz Welser-Möst.