German lyric soprano Meike Hartmann starts the current season at Theater Magdeburg in the new production of Paul Abraham's Die Blume von Hawaii as Suzanne de Provence/ Prinzessin Laya. She made her recent role debuts as Pamina Die Zauberflöte at Theater Bremen and as Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte with Theater Nordhausen and Thüringer Schlossfestspiele Sondershausen. She appeared as Alice Ford Falstaff at Theater Bremen, as Prinzessin/ Marmeladenverkäuferin in the children's opera Das tapfere Schneiderlein for Oper Zürich. In 2021 she portrayed Norina Don Pasquale at Theater Basel. In concert she sang Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Richard Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder.
Meike Hartmann was an ensemble member at Theater für Niedersachsen from 2017 until 2020. Her repertoire in Hildesheim included Ännchen Der Freischütz, Susanna in the German version of Die Hochzeit des Figaro, Eurydike in Telemann’s Orpheus, Elmira in Joachim Kaiser’s Der hochmütige, gestürzte und wieder erhabene Croesus, Merab in Händel’s oratorio Saul, Jenny in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Arsena Der Zigeunerbaron, Prinzessin Laya/ Suzanne Provence Die Blume von Hawaii, Ottilie/ Klärchen Im Weissen Rössl, Zanetta in Offenbach’s operetta Die Prinzessin von Trapezunt, La Vierge in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bucher, Rossini’s Messa di Gloria and, to great critical acclaim, Grigori Frid’s monodrama The diary of Anne Frank. She received the award “Artist of the year 2018”.
As a member of the opera studio at Theater Basel in the 2014/ 2015 season Meike Hartmann made her house 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. In Basel 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, conducted by 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 L'Étoile and Beatrice in Mozart’s Il Truffaldino.