German soprano Meike Hartmann has been an ensemble member at Theater für Niedersachsen since autumn 2017. She has performed Jenny in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Eurydike in Telemann’s Orpheus, Arsena in Der Zigeunerbaron, Prinzessin Laya in Die Blume von Hawaii, Anne Frank in Grigori Frid’s monodrama The diary of Anne Frank, Susanna in the German version of Die Hochzeit des Figaro, La Vierge in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bucher and Zanetta in Offenbach’s operetta Die Prinzessin von Trapezunt. She received the award “Artist of the season 2018”. Her roles this season in Hildesheim include Ottilie/ Klärchen in Im Weissen Rössl, the leading role Elmira in Joachim Kaiser’s Der hochmütige, gestürzte und wieder erhabene Croesus and Merab in Händel’s oratorio Saul.
Meike Hartmann was a member of the opera studio OperAvenir at Theater Basel in 2014/2015 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 sang Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, F3 in the world premiere of Peter Ruzicka’s Hölderlin and 1.Magd/ Daphne in Christoph Loy’s production, with Hans Drewanz conducting.
She returned to Theater Basel as Madrigalistin 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/ La clemenza di Tito. In 2017 she jumped in on short notice as Créuse in Charpentier's Médée at Oper Zürich, under the baton of William Christie.
Meike Hartmann studied in Cologne and Freiburg and graduated from the Music Academy Stuttgart. Her first engagements took her to Stadttheater Aachen, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Kammeroper Konstanz and Théâtre de Vevey as Ilia/ Idomeneo, Erste Dame/ Die Zauberflöte, Euridice/ Orphée et Euridice, Princesse Laoula in Chabrier's operetta L'Étoile and Beatrice in Mozart’s Il Truffaldino.