“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.” (Turandot Debut/ENO, Musical Criticism.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 beautiful German singer is still known to many as being an international successful coloratura soprano. She was especially known for her signature role, the Queen of the Night, which she performed at the Bavarian State Opera, Deutschen Oper Berlin, State Opera Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden or the Stuttgart State Theater.
In 2001/2002 she began to sing youthful-dramatic roles. Today her most important parts Fidelio - Leonore (Theater Dortmund, Aalto-Theater Essen, Cologne Opera, Theater Bremen), Sieglinde (Theater Dortmund, Cologne Opera, Nationaltheater Weimar) and Senta (Theater Bremen, Theater Braunschweig, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari). Many impressive role debuts followed: 2007 Tannhäuser- Elisabeth (Theater Erfurt), 2008 Kaiserin (Badisches Staatstheater), 2009 Turandot (English National Opera), 2010 Ariadne (Theater Gera and Theater an der Wien) and 2011 Renata (The Fiery Angel, Nationaltheater Weimar). In the beginning of 2012 she debuted with the role of Katerina with enthusiastic critics in Lady Macbeth in Bremerhaven. There she was also heard in the title role as Violanta in the same named opera of Krongold with tremendous success. Another debuts followed in 2012: Abigaille (Teatr Wielki Warschau), Violanta and her higly acclaimed Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede.