a very short time Maria Radner could establish herself as one of the most
promising contraltos. In the 2012/13 season she sings Erda in Rheingold and Siegfried at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden conducted by
Antonio Pappano. With RSO Berlin she performs under the direction of Marek
Janowski in a concert performance of Rheingold
also in the part of Erda. The Grand Théâtre de Genève has engaged Maria Radner
for the new production of The Ring (Ingo
Metzmacher/Dieter Dorn). In Florence she sings Schwertleite in Walküre
with Zubin Mehta conducting. Concert obligations lead her with Dvorak's Requiem under Tomas Netopil to Lyon and with Mahler's Symphony No. 3 under Sebastian Weigle to
the season 2011/12 Maria Radner sang Mahler´s Symphony N°8 at Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma under Antonio Pappano, at MITO Festival under Gianandrea
Noseda, with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln under Markus Stenz and Orquestra
Nacional do Porto under Christoph König. With the Philharmoniker Hamburg she sang
Mahler´s Symphony N°3 under Markus
Lehtinen and at RSB Berlin under Marek Janowski.
January 2012 Maria Radner made her debut in Götterdämmerung
at the Metropolitan Opera in New
York, and appeared in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Teatro
alla Scala Milano in March 2012.
previous seasons she gave a series of top-class opera and concert debuts at the
Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (Beethoven Symphony
No.9, Missa Solemnis), Wiener Musikverein (Jeanne d'Arc au bucher under Bertrand de Billy), at Salzburger
Festspiele (new production of Elektra
under Daniele Gatti and Frau ohne
Schatten, conducted by Christian Thielemann), at Salzburger Osterfestspiele
(Götterdämmerung conducted by Sir
Simon Rattle), at Teatro alla Scala Milano
(Faust Scenes under Pinchas Steinberg), at Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma
(Mahler Symphony No. 2 conducted by
Antonio Pappano), at Bavarian State Opera Munich (Zauberflöte) and at Canadian Opera Toronto (Rossignol).
that Maria Radner sang Erda in a
concert performance of Rheingold and Siegfried under Ulf Schirmer at Leipzig
Opera and Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Bertrand de Billy at Theater an der Wien. Still a student
Maria Radner made her debut under Zubin Mehta at Palau
de les Arts Valencia in Martin y Soler's oratorio Philitaei a Jonatha disperse and a recital, followed by her debut
at Bregenz Festival in the title role of Haendel's Salomo. Furthermore she appeared in a new production of Parsifal under the baton of Lorin Maazel
in Valencia, her concert debuts at Teatro Real Madrid (Faust-scenes under Jesus Lopez-Cobos), at Teatro Regio Torino
(Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Gianandrea Noseda) and her debut
at Festival d' Aix en Provence (Götterdämmerung
conducted by Sir Simon Rattle).
Radner was born in Düsseldorf, Germany and passed her studies with distinction. She is still working with KS Marga
Schiml in Karlsruhe and was scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association Bayreuth.