Elisabeth Kulman

Elisabeth Kulman

Elisabeth Kulman is one of the most sought-after singers and artist personalities in the international classical world. She inspires audiences and critics with her warm, colorful timbre, charisma and creative independence.

She presents her multi-genre music show “La femme c’est moi” in important halls from Vienna to Tokyo. With sophistication and a fine sense of humor, Elisabeth Kulman fuses different musical styles from opera, classical song to musicals to pop to create a harmonious unity and shows her virtuoso versatility. An important partner for her is the Viennese arranger Tscho Theissing. With him there were also arrangements of Zarah Leander songs for the ZDF New Year's Eve Concert 2017 under Christian Thielemann, “Mussorgsky Dis-Covered” with an international jazz quartet and “Hungaro Tune” with a symphony orchestra and jazz soloists.

Elisabeth Kulman's dramaturgically “thoroughly composed” recitals with her long-time piano partner Eduard Kutrowatz received special praise. Regular appearances at the Schubertiade and other important song festivals as well as several CDs that have already been released document their work together.

After an international opera career of almost twenty years with all important specialist roles from Gluck to Wagner and Verdi to Weill, Elisabeth Kulman decided in 2015 to shift her focus to concerts. She is a regular guest with the leading orchestras in the international music metropolises and sings a wide-ranging repertoire under conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Jordan, Herbert Blomstedt, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Teodor Currentzis and Marek Janowski. She had a particularly close collaboration with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Elisabeth Kulman received her training at the Vienna Music University with Helena Lazarska. In 2001 she made her debut at the Vienna Volksoper in the soprano part of Pamina. In 2005 she switched to the dramatic mezzo-soprano and alto subject. As a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, she quickly became a crowd favorite.

She uses her fame for fair conditions in the classical world. She is co-founder of the art but fair association, operator of the YouTube channel What’s Opera Doc and initiator of #voiceit for a culture of dignity.