Theresa Holzhauser, mezzosoprano

German mezzosoprano Theresa Holzhauser has won the national competition „Jugend musiziert“, received the supporting prize of the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin and finally was awarded with the 1. prize of the competition of the international Opernwerkstatt Schloss Laubach as well as with the Frankfurt Mendelssohn-prize in 2010. 2011 she was member of the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival 2011.

In the 2013/14 season, she sings the Flower Maiden I/3 in Parsifal at the Beijing guesting festival. In this role she made ​​her debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2013 under the direction of Christian Thielemann. Afterwards she is engaged for a new production of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen at the Theater St. Gallen where she will be an ensemble member from the season 2014/15 on. In concert she will perform with Christopher Hogwood and the NDR Radio Philharmonic in Pisa, with Mozart's Requiem and Bach concerts in Munich, with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Mendelssohn's Walpurgisnacht at the Hercules Hall in Munich.

Theresa Holzhauser started in the 2012/13 season with a residence contract at the Theater St. Gallen, where she sang Maddalena in Rigoletto, Afra in La Wally and 2. Dame in The Magic Flute amongst others. In addition the mezzo-soprano sang Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Mozart's Mass in C minor and Brahms' Altrhapsodie in Munich.

Already during her studies Theresa Holzhauser sang numerous performances in operaand concert. She was Juliet in Britten’s The little sweepas well as Tamiri in Mozart’s Il re pastoreat Stadttheater Augsburg, Zweite Dame in Zauberflöte in a production of the Hochschule München, Balki in Gluck’s Die Pilger von Mekkaand the sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in a production of the Bavarian Theaterakademie. For the reopening of the Reaktorhalle Munich she appeared in Fausts Träume by Jan Müller Wieland and György Ligeti and as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte. With the Münchner Rundfunkorchester she sang Gwendolyne in Lehar’s Fürstenkindand Beate in Lortzing’s Regina. At Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma she had her debut as Zweite Magd in Strauss’ Elektra. Engagements in the season 2011/12 included the title role in Hasse’s Didone abbandonata with Münchner Hofkapelle under Michael Hofstetter at the Opéra Royal de Versailles.

The mezzosoprano’s concert repertoire includes Bach-Cantatas, Johannes-Passion, Weihnachtsoratorium, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in c-minor, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Mendelssohn’s Elias, Paulus and Erste Walpurgisnacht as well as Brahms’ Altrhapsodie.