Nadja Mchantaf is a member of the resident ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin, where she has sung Rusalka (Rusalka), Tatjana (Eugen Onegin), Mimi (La Bohème), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Coși fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Das Kind (L’enfant et les sortiléges), Erinice (Zoroastre), Micaëla(Carmen),Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande), Saffi (Der "Zigeuner"baron), Jenny Hill (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Michal (Saul).
With the title- role of Massenet’s Cendrillon, under the musical direction of Henrik Nánási and the stage direction of Damiano Michieletto, she celebrated her house- debut and a great success.
Prior to joining the Komische Oper Berlin, from 2009-2016 she was a member of the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden where she appeared as
Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), the title role in Hans Werner Henze’s Gisela!, Musetta
(La bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Venus (King Arthur), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Princess Eudoxie (La Juive), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe), Lucilla (Il tutore), Lidochka (Moscow, Cheryomushki) and Morgana (Alcina).
She also sang there in the premiere of the new production as Adina (L’elisir d’amore), under the direction of Riccardo Frizza; and as the Fifth Maid (Elektra) under the direction of Christian Thielemann (available on CD from Deutsche Grammophon). During this time she made her debut as Marie (Die verkaufte Braut) also in Dresden at the Staatsoperette.
In Venedig at the Teatro la Fenice and at the Teatro dell‘opera di Roma and Festival di Caracalla Roma she made her debut as Hanna Glawari (Die lustige Witwe/La vedova allegra) staged by Damiano Michieletto and as Jenny Hill (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny/Ascesa e Caduta della città di Mahagonny) in the Produktion of Henning Brockhaus at the Teatro Regio Parma and Reggio Emilia.
She has also appeared as a guest with the
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon (new year gala), Hamburger Symphonikern (Jenny Hill), Stuttgart State Opera (Morgana), the Oper Leipzig, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Music Festival(5th Maid), Oper Graz (Angele in “Der Opernball”) and Oper Frankfurt (“Micaela”)
In addition to her operatic career, Nadja Mchantaf completed ten years of dance training and won many championships in ballroom dance.
She began her voice studies in Leipzig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with KS Prof. Regina Werner Dietrich and she has continued
her studies with KS Brigitte Eisenfeld in Berlin.
Photo: Jan Windszus