„Especially the fabulous and shining Isolde which never seems exerted performed by Anja Kampe shows which kind of calibre she has got. Her Isolde has got warmth, emotions and determination. Her voice is full of strength but not too exuberant, flexible but definitely dramatic. It has the vocal pitch, a broad and full middle tessitura and an extraordinary luscious depth. Thanks to her dazzling stage presence, her characterful round timbre on the finely focussed level of her soprano Anja Kampe succeeded in the doubtlessly most convincing vocal performance of the premiere evening.” Das Opernglas
Her international break-through took place in 2003 as the celebrated Sieglinde performing next to Placido Domingo at the Washington National Opera. Important debuts followed: 2004 Jenufa (Antwerp), 2005 Elsa (Trieste) and Odabella (Antiquefestival Trier), 2006 Fidelio-Leonore (Glyndebourne) and Ariadne (Teatro Real Madrid), 2009 Isolde (Glyndebourne, 2011 Ruhr Triennale), 2010 Elisabeth (Vienna State Opera) and 2011 Kundry (Barcelona). Anja Kampe is much celebrated in her signature role as Senta which she has sung at the Bavarian State Opera, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels, the New National Theatre Tokyo and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, at Covent Garden, at the Teatro Real Madrid, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Milano will follow. The artist has a special relationship with the Los Angeles Opera, where she already sang the Fidelio-Leonore (2007), Giorgetta (2008), Sieglinde (2009) and Carlotta (Die Gezeichneten, 2010) as well as with the Bavarian State Opera where she sang Senta (since 2006), Ariadne (2009), Fidelio-Leonore (2010-2011) as well as Sieglinde in the new RING (2012), a role she has also sung with Daniel Barenboim in the new RING in Berlin and she will be Sieglinde in the new RING at the Bayreuth Festival (2013). She will be the Senta in the new production of Der fliegende Holländer in Zürich in 2012 and in 2013 at La Scala.