Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager enjoys an international career as one of the most important vocal artists before the public today dividing her time between recitals and opera in Europe, North America and the Far East. She is internationally recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss and Mozart. In title roles of operas such as Pelleas et Melisande, Sophie’s Choice and The rape of Lucretia she shows the vast variety of her voice. As a celebrated recitalist and concert performer her repertoire reaches from Bach, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Korngold, Mahler, Mendelssohn and Ravel to Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Weill and Wolf.
For her outstanding contributions to the Vienna State Opera the Austrian government awarded Ms. Kirchschlager the title of Kammersängerin in June 2007. In November 2009 she became an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Born in Salzburg, Angelika Kirchschlager enrolled at the Vienna Music Academy in 1984 where she studied voice with Professor Gerhard Kahry and the late Viennese baritone Walter Berry. Today Ms. Kirchschlager teaches herself, gives international masterclasses and is a professor at the University of Graz. She makes her home in Vienna.