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About

In summer 2012 Christel Loetzsch started her career in a new production by Franco Zeffirelli as ZERLINA (DON GIOVANNI) in the Arena di Verona under the direction of Daniel Oren. In the summer of 2013 she made her debut at the San Francisco Opera in the role of DORABELLA (COSÌ FAN TUTTE) under the direction of Nicola Luisotti.

She has been a member at the Semperoper Dresden, where she made her debuts in the roles of HÄNSEL (HÄNSEL UND GRETEL), ROSINA (THE BARBER OF SEVILLE), CHERUBINO (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO) and was able to gain experience among conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Omer Meir Wellber and Constantin Trinks.

In summer 2019, she made her house debut at the opera house La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels in the part of WITCH in Macbeth, a world premiere by Pascal Dusapin.

In November 2020 she sang PENTHESILEA in “Penthesilea” by Pascal Dusapin at the Philharmonie in Paris with orchestre de Paris, concerts also with orchestre de Paris, under the baton of Klaus Mäkelä, followed by role debuts at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence in 2022 under the baton of Kent Nagano. 

She debuted as AMME in Die Frau ohne Schatten at Oper Frankfurt and sang the role of FLOßHILDE in Rheingold and Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner in the Philharmonie in Dresden under Marek Janowski in 2022. She sang JULIE of Philippe Boesmans under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling together with the Hamburger Symphoniker.
Christel Loetzsch sings FLOßHILDE in Rheingold/Götterdämmerung at La Monnaie de Munt Brussels this season 23/24. She is likewise ROSSWEISSE, one of the Walkyries in the RING directed by Romeo Castellucci, conducted by Alain Altinoglu.

She received important impulses in master classes and lessons with KS Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Manfred Jung and Catherine Foster.

Christel Loetzsch graduated from “Musikgymnasium” in Karlsruhe, after which she studied first singing at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar and continued her studies at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, Italy from October 2010. She passed her concertexam with Prof. Carola Guber at the University "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig in spring 2018.
She is the holder of the Richard-Wagner scholarship of the city of Weimar, the Carl-Müllerhartung scholarship and the scholarship of the Cantilena singing competition of the Young Musicians Foundation Bayreuth.

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