Hailed by Opera magazine for her performances of Amneris as “most impressive” and “with a rich mezzo timbre,” Israeli mezzo-soprano Edna Prochnik joined the Nationaltheater Mannheim in the 2009-10 season for the title role in Carmen, Erda in Das Rheingold, Erste Norn in Götterdammerung, and Herodias in Salome in addition to returning to Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus use/Nicklausse in Les contes d`Hoffmann, La cieca in La Gioconda, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly oder Larina in Eugen Onegin. She gave her debut as Fricka in Das Rheingold. In March 2012 followed her debut as Fricka in Walküre. She was also heard in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under the Baton of Dan Ettinger with Alpha & Omega. In the beginning of 2013 she will return to Tokyo singing Petite Messe Solenelle with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under Dan Ettinger. In Ferbuary was giving her sucessful debute as Princess Eboliat the National Theatre Mannheim in Don Carlo on the second premiere and shortly afterwards she will debute as Waltraute in the new production of Götterdämmerung by Achim Frey and is singing additionally the 1. Norne.
On the concert stage, Ms. Prochnik has often joined the Symphony Orchestra Rishoi le Zion for works that include Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Bach’s Mass in B minor with John Nelson conducting, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and de Falla’s El Amor Brujo. She has also sung Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem at the Prague Summer Festival, Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Herzeliyah Symphony, concert performances of Cavalleria Rusticana with the Nijemegen Symfonieorkest in the Netherlands, works by composer Oded Zahavi with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and gala concerts with both the Philharmonic Orchestra of Suedwestfalen in Antwerp and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Prochnik has worked with other noted conductors such as Philippe Entremont, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marek Janovski, Frederic Chaslin, Gari Bertini, Yuri Falk, Noam Sheriff, Martin Haselboeck, Heinz Hennig, Peter Bergamin, Jiri Kout, Mendi Rodan, and Avi Ostrovski.