German mezzo-soprano Doris Soffel is one of the most successful singers of her generation with an almost fifty year-long career that includes a hundred leading roles. She has worked with conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, and directors such as Christof Loy, Robert Wilson, Robert Carsen, and Pierre Audi. Repertoire highlights included Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, the title role in Bizet’s Carmen and Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma. Today, she is one of the leading Wagner and Strauss singers of our time, renowned for her interpretations of Ortrud (Lohengrin), Kundry (Parsifal), Fricka (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre), Klytämnestra (Elektra) and Herodias (Salome). In February 2022, she sang the latter role in the concert version of Salome at Dutch National Opera.
Last update: 14-09-2022.