Meike Hartmann

soprano

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Biography

German soprano Meike Hartmann is a member of the ensemble at Theater für Niedersachsen since autumn 2017 performing Jenny in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Eurydike in Telemann’s Orpheus, Arsena in Der Zigeunerbaron and Anne Frank in Grigori Frid’s monodrama The diary of Anne Frank.

2014/15 she was a member of the opera studio OperAvenir at Theater Basel and made her debut as Créuse in Charpentier’s Médée, under the baton of Andrea Marcon, with Magdalena Kozená in the title role. The production was broadcast by MEZZO and CLASSICAL TV. She also performed Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, F3 in Peter Ruzicka’s Hölderlin and 1.Magd in Strauss’ Daphne in Christoph Loy’s production, with Hans Drewanz conducting.

The next seasons she returned to Theater Basel in Blacher’s Romeo und Julia and as Fortuna in Karmina Silec’ production Admonitio Fauvel. At the opening of the Neues Theater Dornach in 2016 she performed the role of Nancy Storace (with music of Zerlina, Despina and Susanna) in the production of Da Ponte in NY and returned there as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito. In January 2017 she replaced Créuse in Charpentier's Médée on short notice at Zürich Opera, under the baton of William Christie.

Meike Hartmann studied at the Music Academies in Cologne and Freiburg graduating with from the Music Academy Stuttgart. Her first engagements took her to Stadttheater Aachen, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Kammeroper Konstanz and Théâtre de Vevey as Ilia in Idomeneo, 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Princesse Laoula in Chabrier's operetta L'Étoile, Euridice in Orphée et Euridice and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi.