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Dorothea Herbert

Guest of the Opera


The German soprano Dorothea Herbert made her National Theatre Opera debut in 2021/22 season in the role of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer (the State Opera new production). She was a finalist at the Wagner-Competition London in 2014 and 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. In recent seasons, she has become established on the stage of many European opera houses. She has created Senta at the Bühnen Halle, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven and at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Heliane (Der Wunder der Heliane) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Agathe (Der Freischütz) in Karlsruhe and at the Semperoper Dresden, Salome at the Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, Gerhilde (Die Walküre) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Salzburg Easter festival, Rusalka at the Theater Krefeld, Floriana and La Signora Dufresne (Zazà) at the Theater an der Wien, Sieglinde (Die Walküre) at the Theater Krefeld, Leonore (Fidelio) at the Glyndebourne Festival and Elsa (Lohengrin) at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. Highlights of the 2022/23 season include her return to State Opera Prague as Senta, a new production of Der fliegende Holländer at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and her return to Semperoper Dresden for Die Walküre with Christian Thielemann.