Emily Hindrichs

"Emily Hindrichs, a familiar Queen of Night on the Magic Flute circuit, was a truly classy Cunegonde [in Candide], bringing to her numbers exceptional diction (not always easy in high tessitura), tonal evenness and great musicality, most winningly in ‘Glitter and be Gay’.”

Emily Hindrichs studied at the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Exeter and the New England Conservatory and completed her musical education as a member of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program. The American soprano is the winner of several competitions and scholarships, such as the Sullivan Foundation Award, the Washington International Competition, and the Les Azuriales Opera Competition. With her first Königin der Nacht at the English National Opera in 2009, she made her international opera debut. Further engagements in this role followed amongst others at the Oper Frankfurt and the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen.

From 2013 to 2015, the American soprano was ensemble member of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where she made her debuts as Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Musetta. With her interpretation of Constanza in 'Riccardo Primo' at the International Handel Festival, she was celebrated by the critics as "discovery of the evening" (Opernnetz). Roles, such as Micaela (Carmen), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Le Feu (L'enfant et les sortilèges) and Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), but also less famous parts, like Trio Soprano in Bernstein's 'Trouble in Tahiti', complete her varied repertoire. 

Since 2015-16 season, she is a member of the ensemble of the Oper Köln, where she made her debuts amongst others as Teresa (Benvenuto Cellini), Cunégonde (Candide) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) as well as in the world premieres of Liza Lim's 'Tree of Codes' and Johannes Maria Staud's 'Die Antilope'. Her debut as Marie (Die Soldaten) in April 2018 was highly acclaimed by the press and audience alike. An engagement as soloist in the 'Soladten Vokalsinfonie' with WDR Sinfonieorchester and her debut as Elisetta (Il Matrimonio segreto) followed right after. In 2018-19 season, Emily Hindrichs made her debuts as Ottilie (Im weißen Rössl), 1. Elfe (Rusalka), Rose Maurrant (Street Scene) and Wanda (La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein) at Oper Köln. Another Königin der Nacht followed in Essen and she appeared as Ishmaela in the production ‘The Outcast’ by Olga Neuwirth in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In the 2019/20 season, she appeared as Elsa in the acclaimed new production of ‘Lanzelot’, directed by Peter Konwitschny, at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, about which the FAZ writes: “...the gigantic intervallic leaps and pitches of the desperate virgin Elsa, who must nevertheless be lyrical-cantabile – sensationally virtuoso sung by Emily Hindrichs – are musical character studies”. In Cologne, she will be admired again in her splendid role as Marie (‘Die Soldaten’) alongside Anna (‘Miranda’) and Musetta (‘La Bohème’). 

Emily Hindrichs is also a great performer in concert repertoire, especially contemporary music. Together with the pianist Joseph Middleton, she premiered the song cycles of Chirstian Mason and Edmund Nesbit at the Britten Weekend Aldeburgh. She already sang with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, with the International Bachakademie Stuttgart, both under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, with the American Symphony Orchestra in the Carnegie Hall and with the Seattle Symphony. 

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