Lydia Teuscher

Lydia Teuscher was born in Freiburg, Germany and 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 State Theater in Heidelberg, and the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

She has appeared with pianist Graham Johnson in recital in London, Cologne, and Antwerp, and at the Ludwigsburger Festspiele, the Schloss Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival, the Fronteras Festival London, and the São Paulo Roberto Minczuk Festival. She has appeared with the Bachakademie Stuttgart, Hamburg Camerata, L’Arco Baroque Orchestra, the Hanover Band in Brighton and London, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Double Bande and René Jacobs (with whom she has also recorded Telemann’s Brockes-Passion), and with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. She has toured Korea and Japan with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Canada with Bernard Labadie, and Europe with Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque.

Ms. Teuscher’s recent concert engagements include J.C Bach’s Lucio Silla for the Salzburg Mozartwoche, Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the BBC Scottish Symphony, J.S. Bach’s B minor Mass with Arcangelo, and Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo with Le Concert d’Astrée. Engagements this season include a tour with Il Giardino Armonico performing Vivaldi’s and Bach’s Magnificats. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

On the operatic stage, Ms. Teuscher has served as resident artist at the Saxon State Opera in Dresden, performing roles that included Pamina in 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 Susanna and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro; and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Salzburg Mozartwoche, at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin as Pamina. She recently appeared at the Saito Kinen Festival with Seiji Ozawa as Cherubino.

(January 2015)