“artful acting and singing” (Kölner Stadtanzeiger), Katrin Wundsam has made herself a name at first-class opera houses, concert halls and festivals. The Austrian singer has appeared at venues such as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Wiener Musikverein, Bregenz Festival, Salzburg Easter Festival, Innsbrucker Festwochen and in Grafenegg.
Katrin Wundsam is collaborating with some of the world‘s most renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Alfred Eschwé, Adam Fischer, Markus Poschner, Francois Xavier Roth or Christian Thielemann. Under the baton of Marek Janowski, she has recorded Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall for Pentatone.
This 2022/23 season, Katrin Wundsam appears in the opening weeks of the Theater an der Wien as Lola in Kreisler’s Heute Abend: Lola Blau. She also performs Ježibaba and The Foreign Princess in a new staging of Rusalka at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, makes her role debuts as Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Tokyo Spring Festival with Marek Janowski, as Fricka in Das Rheingold at the Dresdner Musikfest with Kent Nagano and as Garderobiere and Gymnasiast in a new production of Lulu at the Wiener Festwochen. On the concert platform, she stars in Eine musikalische Schlittenfahrt with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and in Mozart’s Requiem with the Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra.
Katrin Wundsam has an intense relationship with the Cologne Opera House, where she was part of the stable company from 2009 to 2016 and where during these years she performed roles such as Carmen, Lola Blau, Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Penelope (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Bradamante (Alcina).
Other highlights of her career comprise Hänsel in new productions of Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden an the Cologne Opera House, Hänsel, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Hänsel and Dorabella at the Semperoper Dresden, Maddalena (Rigoletto) at the Bregenz Festspival, Enea (Didone abbandonata) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen, Foreign Princess (Rusalka) at the Cologne Opera House, Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Schumann’s Requiem für Mignon at the Musikverein Wien, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Twice Through the Heart at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Katrin Wundsam grew up in Neustift, Austria, and studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She began her career in the ensemble of the Stadttheater Passau, where she performed parts such as Bradamante (Orlando Furioso), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw) or Anaide (Florentiner Strohhut).