At the beginning of the 2021/22 season Alina will give her role debut as Zerbinetta in a new production of “Ariadne auf Naxos” at Salzburg State Theatre. She will return to Salzburg as Queen of the Night in February 2022. In November Alina will sing the soprano solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana in Tokyo with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under Krzystof Urbánski.
In December 2020, Alina joined the ensemble of Staatstheater Braunschweig for the remainder of last season to sing the roles of Oberto in a new production of Händel’s “Alcina” and the Queen of the Night in a new production of “The Magic Flute” (both had to be cancelled due to the pandemic). Furthermore, Alina gave her debut as Queen of the Night at Salzburg State Theatre in May 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown in Germany from November 2021, her debut with Beethoven Orchestra Bonn had to be cancelled – as well as her debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for Orff’s Carmina Burana.
In summer 2021 Alina recorded all of Johannes Brahms’ Volkslieder alongside Ulrich Eisenlohr, Esther Valentin, Kieran Carrell and Konstantin Ingenpaß for NAXOS (to be released next year).
Alina was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Opera Cologne from 2018 to 2020, where she debuted as Nightingale (Stravinsky), Frasquita (“Carmen”), Woodbird (“Siegfried” for kids), Queen of the Night (“The Magic Flute” for kids), Olympia („The Tales of Hoffmann“ for kids) and Ernestina in Salieri’s „La Scuola de’ Gelosi“. At the end of the season 2018/19 she created the part of the coloratura soprano in „Je suis Jacques“ with great success. Her debut as Blonde („The Abduction from the Seraglio“) had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Alina returned as a guest to the Cologne opera house at the beginning of last season.
Alina has worked with conductors like François-Xavier Roth, Christoph Gedschold, Rainer Mühlbach, Claude Schnitzler, Arnaud Arbet and Gabriel Feltz, among others.
Whilst still at uni, Alina debuted at the festival Heidelberger Frühling and the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt Berlin in 2017, singing new contemporary lied compositions. In early 2018 she gave her operatic debut at Philhamonie Berlin and Theatre Baden-Baden in a coproduction with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Berliner Philharmoniker, performing the title role in the world premiere of „Ritter Parceval“. In the same year she also guested at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern as Clara in Haydn’s „Il mondo della luna“.
She was nominated “Newcomer of the year” in the 2019 Opernwelt magazine critic’s survey.
With her lied partner Alina was a laureate at the 2017 Paula-Salomon-Lindberg-Competition for classical and modern art song. In summer 2018 she won a special prize for opera at the Concours International de Chant Marmande, France.
Alina held scholarships from Live-Music-Now Yehudi Menuhin Rhein-Neckar, the Richard-Wagner-Verband Heidelberg and the Händel Academy of the International Händel Festival in Karlsruhe.
She took part in master classes with Rudolf Piernay, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Klesie Kelly, Anne Le Bozec, Graham Johnson, Axel Bauni, and KS. Brigitte Fassbaender, among others.
She first studied musicology in Frankfurt, then singing and singing pedagogy with Rudolf Piernay and Snežana Stamenković at the Music University of Mannheim. During her studies in Mannheim she also worked on contemporary repertoire with soprano Caroline Melzer.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Alina Wunderlin had piano, drums and guitar lessons during her time in school. She also sang jazz and was a member of the children’s choir of the Frankfurt Opera.