Анке Бригель


The german soprano Anke Briegel studied at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover, Germany and at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy. She graduated in 2010. Her education concluded with several master classes, with Aribert Reimann, Ileana Cotrubas and Barbara Bonney, among others.

She was awarded both the Music Prize of Ulm, Germany, 2009 and the Bajazzo-Award of the patronage society of the Theater Dortmund, Germany, 2013.

In 2005 Anke Briegel had her opera debut at Hamburgische Staatsoper, Germany as Warwara Dobrosjolowa in Arme Leute. From the 2010/11 season until summer 2014 she was an ensemble member of the Theater Dortmund. While there she sang main roles in her Fach such as Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Adina (L’elisir d’amore) and Musetta (La Boheme). Furthermore she performed at the Theater Bielefeld, Staatsoper Hannover, Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Nationaltheater Mannheim and the festival of Schwetzingen, Germany.

She joined the ensemble of the Royal Opera House Copenhagen, Denmark in summer 2014. Her roles here included so far Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Morgana (Alcina), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Jenny (Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny), Corinna (Viaggio a Reims) and Gilda (Rigoletto).
The New National Theatre Opera Tokyo, Japan invited her to sing Sophie (Rosenkavalier) in May 2015.
In October 2017 Anke Briegel sang the title role of the world premiere of Momo by Svitlana Azarova at the Royal Opera House Copenhagen, Denmark. The Center for Contemporary Opera New York invited her to sing Woman in the world premiere of Backwards from Winter by Douglas Knehans at Symphony Space, Broadway NYC in May 2018.
Since summer 2018 Anke Briegel works as a freelancer. Currently she is performing at the Staatsoper Hannover, Germany singing Cunigunde in Offenbachs Le Roi Carotte.

In 2019 she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims).

Besides opera she is also regularly performing concert repertoire, such as Bach Johannespassion at the Konzerthaus Dortmund with Jac van Steen 2013, or Brahms Requiem with Michael Boder at the Royal Opera House Copenhagen 2014.