Kirsten Blanck studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg with Prof. Judith Beckmann. She is prize winner of several singing competitions and has won the German 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, Staatsoper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Frankfurter Oper, Aalto-Theater Essen, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Leipziger Oper, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Münchner Opernfestspiele and on tour with the Staatsoper Berlin to Japan). In 2001/2002 Kirsten Blanck changed from the dramatic-coloratura to the youthful-dramatic repertoire and debuted as Helmwige at the Kölner Oper, 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, Kölner Oper, Theater Bremen), Elsa (Kölner Oper), Freia (Theater Dortmund), Sieglinde (Theater Dortmund, Kölner Oper, Nationaltheater Weimar), Senta (Theater Bremen, Theater Braunschweig, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari). Since 2007 she made many important debuts: first as Tannhäuser- Elisabeth (Theater Erfurt), 2008 as Kaiserin (Badisches Staatstheater), 2009 as Turandot (English National Opera), 2010 as Ariadne (Theater Gera, Theater an der Wien) and 2011 as Renata (Der feurige Engel at the Nationaltheater Weimar). In the beginning of 2012 she debuted with the role of Katerina in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk in Bremerhaven with enthusiastic critics. There she also could heard as Violanta in the same named opera of Krongold with tremendous success.
An enthusiastic English press wrote about her debut as Turandot in 2009 at the English National Opera: “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)
In 2012, more debuts followed: Abigaille (Teatr Wielki Warschau) and her highly acclaimend Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede.
During her successful career, Kirsten Blanck has worked with conductors like 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 and Lothar Zagrosek.