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Dorothea Herbert

Guest of the Opera


The German soprano Dorothea Herbert makes her National Theatre Opera debut in 2021/22 season in the role of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer (the State Opera new production). Since 2019/20 she has been a member of the ensemble of the Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia, where she has sung Salome and Rusalka. She started her studies at the age of 16 at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich. After graduating from Trinity College of Music in London, she completed her studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the Opera Studio of the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff. She took part in several masterclasses with Montserrat Caballé, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Christa Ludwig, and Anna Tomowa-Sintow and was a finalist at the Wagner-Competition London in 2014. In 2013, Dorothea Herbert debuted as Elf in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the baton of Ivor Bolton at the Salzburger Festspiele and in 2015, she sang her first Leonore (Fidelio – Leonore) at the Garsington Opera. In 2016/17, she made her debuts as Senta at the Bühnen Halle and as Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven, and sang Amelia at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, too. In 2017/18 season, she made her debut as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and debuted as Agathe (Der Freischütz) in Karlsruhe and at the Semperoper Dresden. In September 2020, she made her debut at the Theater an der Wien as Floriana and La Signora Dufresne (Zazà).