Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner is one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of our time. At the latest with the Fricka (Rheingold / Walküre) at the Bayreuth Festival 2017 as well as at the Lyric Opera Chicago, her brilliant Cassandre (Les Troyens) at the Frankfurt Opera and her spectacular Ortrud debut (Lohengrin) at the Hamburg State Opera, she has made an international mark sung the top of the dramatic mezzo-sopranos.


At her parent company, the Frankfurt Opera, she sang Clairon in Capriccio, Iokaste in Oedipus Rex, Preziosilla in Forza del destino and Gaea in Daphne in the 2018/19 season. She sang Venus in Tannhäuser at the Zurich Opera. Concerts took the mezzo-soprano with Mahler's Lied von der Erde, among others, to the Munich Philharmonic in Munich and Hamburg and to the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. In the Brucknerhaus Linz she took over the Giuditta in Betulia liberata.


Successes to date include her triumphant Kundry debut (Parsifal) at the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Azucena (Trovatore) and Principessa de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Frankfurt Opera, and the Agaue in The Bassarids at the Salzbuger Festival under the direction of Kent Nagano .


Tanja Ariana Baumgartner has been part of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble since the 2009/10 season. Her successes in Frankfurt include Carmen, Cornelia (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Eboli (Don Carlo), Gora in the German premiere of Reimann's Medea (published on CD by OehmsClassics), Nurse (The Woman Without a Shadow), Fremde Fürstin (Rusalka), Iokaste (Oedipe) , Tigrana (Puccini-Edgar), Charlotte (Werther), Gaea (Daphne) and the title role in Othmar Schoeck's Penthesilea.


In addition to her engagements in Frankfurt, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner made her role debut as sexton (Jenufa) in Santiago de Chile in the 2016/17 season and in 2015/16 she was in Toulouse as Judith in Bluebeard's Castle, at the Vienna Theater as Clairon in Capriccio and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde. She also made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London in the summer of 2013 as Clairon in Strauss ’Capriccio and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival as Judith in Bartok's one-act play Duke Bluebeard's Castle. The mezzo-soprano made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2010 as Countess Geschwitz in Lulu and returned to Salzburg in 2012 as Charlotte in Zimmermann's Soldiers.


Tanja Ariane Baumgartner first studied violin at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, then singing in Karlsruhe, Vienna and Sofia.