Elke Kottmair


AUDIO SAMPLE  Der Gesang vom verlorenen Sohn

Edmund Nick · Erich Kästner
From: Leben in dieser Zeit
Der Gesang vom verlorenen Sohn
Elke Kottmair, soprano
Orchester der Staatsoperette Dresden
Conductor: Ernst Theis
Record: MDR 2008


Vita Elke Kottmair


Elke Kottmair

born in Augsburg
Study of voice at the Würzburg College of Music and at the Rostock College of Music and Theater.
Master class diploma in 1999:
Prizewinner at the German Voice Competition and International Robert Stolz Competition in 1997.
Guest contracts at various theaters in Augsburg, Baden near Vienna, Berlin, Coburg, Frankfurt, Lübeck, Munich, Rostock, and Würzburg
Regular concertizing through Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Great successes in the chanson and cabaret fields.

Opera roles including Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Sandrina in La finta giardiniera, Laretta and Musetta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and La Bohème, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale · operetta and musical roles such as Daisy in Abraham’s Ball im Savoy, Ottilie in Benatzky’s Im Weißen Rössl, Susanne in Benatzky’s Der König mit dem Regenschirm, Franziska in Grothe’s Das Wirtshaus im Spessart, Hannele in Jessel’s Schwarzwaldmädel, Sissi in Kreisler’s Sissi, Marie and Venus in Lincke’s Frau Luna, Adele in the Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus, Maria Amnesia in Nonnsens, and Nancy in Oliver • engagement at the Dresden State Operetta since 2004/05 • heard here in roles such as Riquette in Viktoria und ihr Husar, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Beatrice in Boccaccio, Laura in Der Bettelstudent, Stasi in Die Csárdásfürstin, Franziska in Wiener Blut, Donna Irene in Das Spitzentuch der Königin, and the First Lady in The Magic Flute.

Radio productions with the WDR, NDR, MDR, BR, and DeutschlandRadio Kultur and CD recordings represent a further field of endeavor for her work. (For example, the already internationally acclaimed recording of the operetta Das Spitzentuch der Königin by Johann Strauss with the Dresden State Operetta on the cpo label was recently released.)



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