Sophie Klußmann

Elisa II


Sophie Klußmann has become, with her great versatility, range, and education in many forms of music, a much in demand and experienced singer, who for quite a number of years has performed in renowned productions across the world.
Ms. Klußmann received her vocal education in Germany, with Thomas Quasthoff at the conservatory of Detmold and with Klesie Kelly-Moog at the conservatory in Koeln. At present she trains in Amsterdam with Margreet Honig. In addition to her credits in the world of classical music, Ms. Klußmann is an accomplished linguist who speaks five languages; german, english, french, spanish and italian, studied the violin for ten years and ballet for fifteen years.
With the Akademie für alte Musik in Berlin conducted by Marcus Creed and the Collegium 1704 Prague with Vaclav Luks, Ms. Klußmann worked extensively in the field of ancient music. In 2009, together with the composer Christian Jost, she was involved in the creation of two modern opera productions, "fear" which she performed at the Komische Oper Berlin, and "the arabian night" at the opera Halle. She has also sung works from composers such as Gyorgy Ligeti, Gyorgy Kurtag, and John Taverner (The veil of the temple, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, with Simon Halsey, 2007).
For two years, (2009-2011) Sophie was in the company of the opera Halle, where she worked with conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens and performed in such featured roles as Pamina in Mozart's magic flute; Cherubino in Mozart's Nnozze di Ffigaro; Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff; Dorinda in Haendel's Orlando; Hirte in Wagner's Tannhäuser; Wellgunde in Wagner's Rheingold, as well as the soprano role in Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.
Her wide range in concert repertory has resulted in her working with an impressive array of conducters such as Marek Janowski, Michael Gielen, Martin Haselböck, Karl - Heinz Steffens, Bernhard Klee and Michael Sanderling. She has performed with orchestras as varied as the Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Potsdamer Kammerakademie, Wiener Akademie and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. With these orchestras, she has done concerts in Berlin,Paris, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Prague, Lisbon, Warsaw, Moscow, Zurich, Valencia, San Sebastian, Tokyo and Bejiing. She performed at the Schleswig-Holstein-Festival and the Beethovenfest Bonn in 2009 and at the Maerzmusikfestival Berlin in 2010, and in 2011 at the Ruhrfestspiele festival, the interntional msuic festival Turku / Finnland and the Chateau de Versailles Spectacles. In january 2011 at the Ronacher theatre in Vienna, Ms.
Klußmann created the role of Elisa 2 in a piece conceived written and directed by Michael Sturminger, called „The Giacomo Variations", based on Casanova's memoirs ,"Histoire de ma vie", where she not only sings many of mozart's most well known arias from Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di figaro and Don Giovanni, but also performs several acting roles with considerable aplomb. Her fellow cast members in The Giacomo Variations include the bariton Florian Boesch, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and John Malkovich.
In the summer of 2011, Ms. Klußmann performed the role of Pamina in Katharina Thalbach's acclaimed production of Mozart's magic flute with the Potsdamer Kammerakademie conducted by Judith Kubitz.
In the autumn 2011 Sophie toured as the featured soprano in another original opera written and directed by Michael Sturminger, called „The infernal comedy“, based upon the life and death of the notorious austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and serial killer, Jack Unterweger. She will perform her role again in 2012 in the united states, south america and europe with Martin Haselböck's orchestra Wiener Akademie, and featuring John Malkovich in the role of Unterweger.