Kirsten Blanck studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg with Prof. Judith Beckmann. She is prize winner of several voice competitions, and has won the National Singing Competition in Berlin among others. After ensemble contracts in Lübeck, Saarbrücken and Kiel, Kirsten Blanck made a successful career as coloratura soprano with her signature role the Queen of the Night (Deutsche Oper Berlin, State Opera Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Frankfurt Opera, Aalto Theater Essen, State Theatre Stuttgart, Leipzig Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Munich Opera Festival and on tour with the State Opera Berlin to Japan).
In 2001/2002 Kirsten Blanck changed from the dramatic-coloratura to the youthful- dramatic repertoire and debuted as Helmwige at the Cologne Opera, where she could also be heard as Rosalinde and Hanna Glawari.
In only a few years Kirsten Blanck established herself successfully as youthful dramatic-soprano and has since sung many important roles: Leonore in Fidelio (Theater Dortmund, Aalto-Theater Essen, Cologne Opera, Theater Bremen), Elsa (Cologne Opera), Freia (Theater Dortmund), Sieglinde (Theater Dortmund, Cologne Opera, Nationaltheater Weimar), Senta (Theater Bremen, Theater Braunschweig, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari). Since 2007 she has given many important debuts: first as Tannhäuser- Elisabeth (Theater Erfurt), 2008 Kaiserin (Badisches Staatstheater) 2009 Turandot (English National Opera), 2010 Ariadne (Theater Gera, Theater an der Wien) and 2011 Renata (The fiery Angel) at the 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.
An enthusiastic English press wrote about her debut as Turandot: “Kirsten Blanck is a remarkably sympathetic princess, holding the stage enigmatically and singing in juicy, voluptuous tones.” (Financial Times) and “Kirsten Blanck as the ice maiden, Princess Turandot, was perfect in her smaller - in terms of stage time - female role; cold, ugly in demeanor, yet enchanted at the end.” (Musical Pointers)
Another debuts followed in 2012: Abigaille (Teatr Wielki Warschau), Violanta and her highly acclaimend Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede.
Kirsten Blanck has worked with the following conductors: Marc Albrecht, Christian Arming, Bertrand de Billy, Michael Boder, Anthony Bramall, Asher Fish, Alexander Joel, Marko Letonja, Fabio Luisi, Sir Charles Mackerras, Vassily Sinaisky, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Stefan Soltesz, Ed Spanjaard, Markus Stenz, Ralf Weikert, Lothar Zagrosek.