Vera-Lotte Boecker

Soprano

Soprano

Soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker is one of the most versatile singers of her generation. Her wide-ranging repertoire extends from operetta to grand opera and contemporary music. In 2022, the specialist magazine “Opernwelt” named the Cologne-based singer “Singer of the Year“, one of the most important awards in the German opera business. In 2023, she was awarded the German theatre prize DER FAUST as “Performer Musical Theatre”.

The 2023/2024 season began with Vera-Lottes Boecker’s role debut as Dorota in Tobias Kratzer’s new production of Schwanda (Weinberger) at the Theater an der Wien, under the musical direction of Petr Popelka. She returns to the Berlin State Opera as Daphne in Romeo Castellucci’s production with conductor Thomas Guggeis.

At the Bregenz Festival, she will make her role debut as Agathe in Philip Stölzl’s new production of Freischütz. She will also be heard on stage of the Musikverein in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem.

Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs will then be on the programme with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and in spring she will be heard for the first time with the soprano part in Mendelssohn’s Paulus at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

She will also be a guest at Christian Gerhaher’s Liedwoche at Schloss Elmau and will give her first lieder recital together with pianist Sarah Tysman.

Highlights of the 22/23 season included her highly-acclaimed role debuts in the title role as Daphne by Richard Strauss (Staatsoper Berlin, Castellucci/Guggeis) and at the Vienna Festival as Lulu (Freitas/Maxime Pascal) in Alban Berg’s opera.

Last season, Vera-Lotte Boecker celebrated great successes at the Vienna State Opera as Sophie (Rosenkavalier under Philippe Jordan), Daughter (Cardillac) and in Calixto Bieito’s staged realisation of Mahler’s Das klagende Lied under the musical direction of Lorenzo Viotti.

Vera-Lotte Boecker has performed in many important concert halls, such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Dresden Kulturpalast, the Stuttgart Philharmonie and the Vienna Musikverein. With the Vogler Quartet she performed Aribert Reimann’s “Mignon” for soprano and string quartet at the Konzerthaus Berlin, in Manchester she sang Alban Berg’s Lulu Suite and sang the soprano part in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under Rafael Payare in Montreal.

Bluthaus (Munich 2022) represents a highlight of her career to date: for her performance as Nadja in Georg Friedrich Haas’ opera, she was awarded Singer of the Year (Opernwelt) and honoured with the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST as “Performe Music Theatre”. Claus Guth directed this extraordinary production, with Titus Engel as musical director.

She was a member of the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin (2017-2020) and the Vienna State Opera (2020-2022), among others, and sang important roles in her field at both theatres.

Her repertoire ranges from Mozart (Donna Anna, Pamina, Komische Oper Berlin 2018), and Halévy (La Juive, La princesse Eudoxie, Bavarian State Opera 2016), to Verdi (La Traviata, Violetta Valéry (Komische Oper Berlin 2018), Rigoletto, Gilda (Vienna State Opera 2022) Falstaff, Nanetta, Vienna State Opera 2022)) to operetta (Die Fledermaus, Adele (Vienna State Opera 2021), Viktoria in Viktoria und ihr Husar (Komische Oper 2019) and Lydia in Weinberger’s Frühlingsstürme (Komische Oper Berlin, Opus Klassik Award 2021).

In 2022, she received the Austrian Music Theatre Award in the young talent category for her portrayal of Micaëla in Calixto Bieito’s production of Bizet’s Carmen (Vienna State Opera 2022).

Her contemporary repertoire includes Agnès in Written on Skin (Bolshoi Theatre 2017), Autonoe in Henze’s The Bassarids (Salzburg Festival 2018), Natalie in Prinz von Homburg (Stuttgart State Opera 2018), Iris in Lucia Ronchetti’s Esame di mezzanotte (world premiere of the year), Nadja in G.F. Haas’ Bluthaus (Bavarian State Opera 2022) and Alban Berg’s Lulu in Lulu (Wiener Festwochen 2023).

Vera-Lotte Boecker studied singing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music, at the Operaakademiet of the Royal Danish Theatre (Copenhagen) and at the Berlin University of the Arts with Beatrice Niehoff.

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