Dorothea Röschmann was born on 17 June 1967 in Flensburg (Gremany). She studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, under Barbara Schlick at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, and subsequently in Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, and under Vera Rózsa in London. She has been working as a Liederand concert singer, both in Germany and abroad, since 1986. She gained international recognition in 1995 with her debut at theSalzburg Festival, where she sang the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and staged by Luc Bondy.

She was a member of the ensemble at the Berlin State Opera for many years, where she had great successes singing Micaela inCarmen, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Ännchen in Der Freischütz and many others.
Most recently, she has appeared as Contessa d'Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, which she first performed in 2004 at the Ravenna Festival and then in 2006 at the Royal Opera House (director:David McVicar; conductor: Antonio Pappano) and Salzburg (again with Harnoncourt conducting, and staged by Claus Guth). She has further appearances in this role planned in New York at theMetropolitan Opera and at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
As a concert singer she took part in the project of Ton Koopmanand the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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emjot - 23 Feb 2011