Dorothea Röschmann’s Treble of Awards

By David Salazar

Dorothea Röschmann is one of the great German sopranos in the world, dominating the repertoire of Mozart, her Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro” among the greatest out there.

The soprano, born on June 17, 1967, has performed all around the world in both the US and Europe, taking on the operas of Mozart and other lighter repertoire. She recently stepped into a bit heavier territory with her debut as Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello.”

The soprano has also won a number of major awards including a few Grammys, something that only a few of opera’s greatest superstars can attest to. Here is a look at some of the accolades the soprano has garnered throughout her career.

Grammy Award 2002

 The soprano’s first major award was the coveted Grammy. She was a part of the Best Choral Performance award, which featured  Vienna Boys’ Choir, the Concentus Musicus Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Nikolaus Harnoncourt directed the ensemble that also featured Matthias Goerne, Christine Schäfer, Elizabeth von Magnus, Markus Schäfer, Michael Schade and Bernarda Fink.

Echo Klassic 2003

In 2003 the soprano won for Best Lied recording alongside English tenor Ian Bostridge. The album in question was “The Songs of Robert Schumann” for Hyperion Classics. The two not only performed separate pieces on their own but linked up for a few duets as well. They were accompanied by pianist Graham Johnson.

Grammy Award 2017

This past February the soprano finally struck gold in the solo category, taking home the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Award for her work on “Schumann & Berg,” which showcases the contrasting styles of Robert Schumann and Alban Berg. This album also featured pianist Mitsuko Uchida.



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