Anna Lucia Richter

Anna Lucia Richter, born into a family of musicians, received vocal lessons since the age of nine. She studied with Prof. Kurt Widmer in Basel and up to 2013 with Prof Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. Richter won several renowned awards, as the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Preis and the Luitpold-Preis of the Kissinger Sommer. She also won the international Rober-Schumann-Wettbewerb in Zwickau.

Richter has performed a number of roles at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, which include the Sandmann in Hänsel und Gretel, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She sang the role of Eurydice and La Musica with the Freiburger Barockorchester in Monteverdis Orfeo in a production by Sasha Waltz which was shown at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, in Luxembourg, Baden-Baden and Berlin.

Anna Lucia Richter has a large repertoire of songs and sings at the Kissinger Sommer, the Heidelberger Frühling as well as the Philharmonie Cologne. Recently she replaced Véronique Gens at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and earned great praise for this performance, and she gave her Debut at the Wigmore Hall in London. Her piano partners are Moritz Eggert, Michael Gees, Hartmut Höll, Igor Levit, Nicholas Rimmer and Gerold Huber. She regularly performs with András Schiff at his Festival in Vicenza. Contemporary song is an important part of her program, she sang the world premiere of Moritz Eggerts Singet leise and of Wolfgang Rihms cycle Ophelia Sings, which the composer wrote for her.