German soprano Meike Hartmann joined the ensemble at Theater für Niedersachsen in the autumn 2017. She performed Jenny in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Eurydice in Telemann’s Orpheus, Arsena in Der Zigeunerbaron, Prinzessin Laya in Die Blume von Hawaii and Anne Frank in Grigori Frid’s monodrama The diary of Anne Frank in her first season and received the award “Artist of the season”. Her next role debut in Hildesheim is Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Meike Hartmann was a member of the opera studio OperAvenir/ 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 in Strauss’ Daphne in Christoph Loy’s production, with Hans Drewanz conducting.
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 jumped in on short notice as Créuse in Charpentier's Médée at Oper Zürich, under the baton of William Christie.Meike Hartmann studied at the Music Academies 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 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.