About me

The soprano Mandy Fredrich was born in the Fläming, south of Berlin. She studied at the UdK Berlin with Prof. Robert Gambill and at the HMT Leipzig with Prof. Regina Werner-Dietrich as well as with Margreet Honig and Renata Scotto. In 2010 she won the Competizione dell'Opera in Dresden and received second prize at the Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger in Gstaad/Bern.

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2012 Mandy Fredrich celebrated her Salzburg Festival debut by performing the Queen of the Night/Magicflute under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt which marked her international breakthrough. She also sang that role at the State Operas in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg, the PdlA Valencia and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Other engagements included Amaltea/Mosé in Egitto conducted by Enrice Mazzola and directed by Lotte de Beer and Antonia+Giulietta/The Tales of Hoffmann in the spectacular new production by Stefan Herheim at the Bregenz Festival, Primadonna/Viva la mamma at the Zurich Opera House, Micaëla/Carmen at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the NNT Tokyo, Donna Anna/Don Giovanni at the Semperoper Dresden, the Hamburg State Opera and the Cologne Opera House, Hüter der Schwelle/Frau ohne Schatten at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Marzelline/Fidelio at the Berlin State Opera.

In the seasons 2015/16-2017/18 the soprano was a member of the ensemble at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and was celebrated as Marguerite/Faust in Frank Castorf's highly successful production, as Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro, as Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, as Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte, as Micaëla/Carmen, as Antonia/The Tales of Hoffmann, as Iphigénie/Iphigénie en Aulide and most recently as Agathe/Der Freischütz.

Mandy Fredrich can also be seen regularly on the concert stage. She has been invited, for example, to sing Mendelssohn's Lobgesang and Elijah, Mozart's Requiem and Brahms' Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, M. Weinberg's 21st Symphony ("Kaddish") and a selection of Strauss' Orchestral Songs. Her Lied recital "You will not cry - songs from the beginning and end of love" was received with great enthusiasm at the Potsdam Easter Festival and in the State Gallery in Stuttgart.

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Recent engagements included her role debut as Frau Fluth/The Merry Wives of Windsor conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera; gala concerts at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by Manfred Honeck and her house debuts at the Vienna State Opera and at the Royal Opera House London as Marguerite/Faust conducted by Frédéric Chaslin and Dan Ettinger.

 

Unfortunately, her house debuts in Lyon as Contessa and Agathe, in Naples and Florence as Donna Anna, as well as further engagements as Marguerite at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and as Frau Fluth at the Berlin State Opera were cancelled due to the pandemic.

However she got the opportunity to sing her song recital in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam, to perform once again the Queen of the Night at the Berlin State Opera and to make her debut in Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Festival di Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta. ​

 

upcoming:

21/22 Fredrich will sing Donna Anna at the Royal Opera Copenhagen and Staatsoper Stuttgart and will return to Florence for Haydn's The Creation and Beethoven's 9th Symphony under the baton of Zubin Mehta.

In the 22/23 season she will give her debut as Gutrune in Wagner's Götterdämmerung in the new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera and her house debut in Lyon as Contessa.