“I was immensely impressed with the vocal qualities of Kirsten Blanck as Turandot. She has a clear, focused, dramatic soprano sound and is rock steady in the middle of every note: no gratuitous vibrato but a steely tone and huge reserves of power for the big moments.” (MusicalCriticism.com)
Apart from her musical performance, Kirsten Blanck has always been celebrated by the critics for her secure high notes, her intense acting and great stage presence. The German singer is still famous to many for being an international successful coloratura soprano. She was especially known for her signature role, the Königin der Nacht which she performed at all great opera house in Germany. In 2001/2002 she began to sing youthful-dramatic roles. Today, her most important parts are the Fidelio-Leonore (Theater Dortmund, Aalto-Theater Essen, Kölner Oper, Theater Bremen), Sieglinde (Theater Dortmund, Kölner Oper, Nationaltheater Weimar) and Senta (Theater Bremen, Theater Braunschweig, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari). Many impressive role debuts followed: 2007 as Tannhäuser-Elisabeth (Theater Erfurt), 2008 as Kaiserin (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe), 2009 as Turandot (English National Opera), 2010 as Ariadne (Theater Gera and Theater an der Wien) and 2011 as Renata (Der feurige Engel, Nationaltheater Weimar). In the beginning of 2012, she debuted with the role of Katerina with enthusiastic critics in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk in Bremerhaven. There she was also heard in the title role as Violanta in the same named opera of Krongold with tremendous success. In the same year, Kirsten Blanck also made her debut as Abigaille (Teatr Wielki Warschau), Violanta and her higly acclaimed Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede. In the past season, the soprano sang Marietta in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt at Hof and Bayreuth. In autumn 2013 she sang Venus/Elisabeth in a guest performance of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe in Korea.