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Biography

Soprano

Anna Lucia Richter was born into a family of musicians. Her mother, Regina Dohmen, taught her singing beginning at age nine and she was a member of the Cologne Cathedral’s girls’ choir. She also worked with Kurt Widmer in Basel, and she graduated from the music academy in her hometown of Cologne in the summer of 2013.

In recital she has partnered with pianists Gerold Huber, Michael Gees, Nicholas Rimmer, and with András Schiff at his festival in Vicenza. She sang the world premiere performances of Moritz Eggert’s Singet leise and Wolfgang Rihm’s Ophelia Sings. Her first album, featuring settings of Eichendorff accompanied by Michael Gees, will be released in autumn 2015.

Ms. Richter’s 2015-16 season engagements include Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at the Lucerne Festival, concerts in London and Tokyo with the London Symphony Orchestra, and appearances with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Staatskapelle Dresden. In the US, she appears with András Schiff and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She makes her first appearance in Essen as Pamina in The Magic Flute and performs the roles of Eurydice and La Musica in Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Lille. Recitals take her to London, Vienna, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and to the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. Anna Lucia Richter made her Davies Symphony Hall debut in January 2015 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra as part of the SFS Great Performers Series. These current appearances mark her San Francisco Symphony debut.

(September 2015)