The internationally highly demanded soprano Michaela Kaune has invitations to major opera companies all over the
world. Recently she sang Sieglinde in Beijing in WALKÜRE, a coproduction of the Salzburg Easter Festival and the
Beijing Music Festival. With the same role she has been invited to the Grand Théâtre de Genève. At the Staatsoper
Berlin she will sing the role of Leonore in FIDELIO.
In June 2018 she made her Glyndebourne Festival debut as Marschallin in ROSENKAVALIER. Later this year, in
September, Michaela Kaune sang the same role at the Ópera de Colombia in Bogotá. The Marschallin, one of her
signature roles she sang in houses like the Opéra de Paris, the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the
China National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing a.o. She made her Elbphilharmonie-debut with the final scene
of CAPRICCIO under Marek Janowski.
Furthermore she appeared regularly at the Bavarian State Opera Munich and at the Semperoper Dresden and was
invited to the Opéra National de Paris, the Vienna State Opera, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Nederlandse
Opera, Amsterdam, the Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Vlaamse Opera,
Antwerp, as well as to the Salzburg Festival, the Bayreuth Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Budapest Festival, the
Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Festival de Radio France, the Bremen festival, the Carnegie Hall New York and to
the NHK Symphony orchestra Tokyo.
From 2007-2011 the artist sang Eva in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the Bayreuth Festival.
Her broad concert repertoire reaches from baroque to the 21st century. A special focus is on the works by Mahler and
Strauss. With LIED RECITALS she has been heard for example at the Dresden Music festival, at the International
Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Hugo Wolf Academy, Stuttgart and at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. She
collaborated with pianists like Christoph Eschenbach, Helmut Deutsch, Irwin Gage, Eric Schneider etc.
Recordings: STRAUSS ORCHESTRA SONGS with NDR Hannover under Eiji Oue, Henze’s NACHTSTÜCKE UND ARIEN with
NDR Hamburg under Peter Ruzicka, Mahler’s 2nd SYMPHONY with NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo under Jun Märkl
and Penderecki’s SYMPHONY NO. 8 (Lieder der Vergänglichkeit) with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra and Antoni
Wit, Janacek’s JENUFA on DVD Deutsche Oper Berlin and Mahler’s 8TH SYMPHONIE with the Dortmund Philharmonic
Orchestra under Gabriel Feltz.
Michaela Kaune was born in Hamburg and studied with Prof. Judith Beckmann at the Music Academy of her
hometown. She has been a prize winner at the Belvedere Wettbewerb in Vienna (1996), was awarded the OttoKasten-Preis of the Deutsche Bühnenverein in 1999 and the Music award of the NDR Hamburg.
For her intensive collaboration with the Deutsche Oper Berlin she has been awarded as Berliner Kammersängerin.