German Soprano Katharina Ruckgaber was born in Munich and joined the ensemble of Opera Freiburg for the 2017/18 season. There she will make appearance’s as Olympia (Offenbach “The Tales of Hoffmann”) and Musetta (Puccini “La Bohème”).
She also makes her debut at Theater an der Wien as Papagena in the new production of “The magic flute” under the batton of René Jacobs. Later this year, Katharina will join Mr Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester singing Barbarina in Mozart`s Figaro in Shanghai. Furthermore she will perform her first Adele (J.Strauß “Die Fledermaus”) at Staatstheater Darmstadt.
Before joining the ensemble in Freiburg, she was a member of the Frankfurt Opera Studio Program, where she made her Frankfurt debut in 2013/14 as Eurydike in Telemann`s “Orpheus”. During her time in the studio, she made highly acclaimed appearences as Susanna (Mozart “Le Nozze di Figaro”), Frasquita in Barrie Kosky`s new “Carmen” production, The Forest Bird (Wagner “Siegfried”), First Woodnymphe (Dvorak “Rusalka”), Berta (Weber “Euryanthe”) as well as Sandman (Humperdinck “Hänsel und Gretel”) amongst others.
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