Michaela Selinger

Michaela Selinger began her career in 2004 at the Austrian opera houses of Klagenfurt, Carinthia and Innsbruck. From 2005–10 she was a member of the Vienna State Opera. Since then she has developed an international career as an opera and concert soloist, including invitations to Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Munich State Opera, the Opéra du Rhin, the Opéra de Lyon, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Festival. Her most notable operatic roles are Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Idamante in Idomeneo. In recent seasons Michaela Selinger made guest appearances at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, where she sang Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro under Riccardo Muti. For Opera Leipzig she sang Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, and at the Vienna Musikverein she performed in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Georges Prêtre. She sang the role of Idamante in a new production of Idomeneo at the Aalto Theatre Essen, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Mozart’s Requiem with the Camerata Accademica Salzburg under Louis Langrée and Josep Caballé Domenech. She sang Sonietka in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s 2016 production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Hannah Arendt in Michel Tabachnik’s Benjamin, dernière nuit at the Opéra de Lyon. She was invited to the National Opera of Warsaw to sing the role of Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, and returned to the Salzburg Festival for Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae. At the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma she sang Strauss’s Fledermaus, and reprised the role at the Munich State Opera. Earlier this month she made her debut as Waltraute in Die Walküre at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and last month she sang Berg’s Seven Early Songs with the Staatsorchester Braunschweig under Stefan Soltesz. Michaela’s first appearance in the UK was at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2011, as Magdalena in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.