Born in Freiburg, Germany, Lydia Teuscher studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama and at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim. She made early appearances at the Göttingen Handel Festival, the Stadttheater in Heidelberg, and the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Ms. Teuscher has sung in concert with pianist Graham Johnson in London, Cologne, and Antwerp, and at the Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Hamburg Camerata, the L’Arco Baroque Orchestra, the Fronteras Festival London, and the São Paulo Roberto Minczuk Festival. She has recently appeared with the Hanover Band in Brighton and London, with the Gürzenich Orchestra and Markus Stenz, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Roger Norrington, with Double Bande and René Jacobs (with whom she has recorded Telemann’s Brockes-Passion), and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London and on a tour of Korea and Japan. She has toured Canada with Bernard Labadie and Europe with Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque.
On the operatic stage, Ms. Teuscher has served as resident artist at the Saxon State Opera in Dresden, performing roles that included Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. She has appeared with the Bavarian State Opera as Pamina and as Ighino in Pfitzner’s Palestrina, at the Glyndebourne Festival as Gretel, and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Salzburg Mozartwoche as Pamina. These performances mark her San Francisco Symphony debut.