Nadja Mchantaf was recently Freia in Richard Wagners DAS RHEINGOLD with Concerto Köln and Dresdner Musikfestspiel Orchester under the direction from
Kent Nagano in Dresden, Köln, Ravello and Luzern.
The soprano startet 2009 directly after her studies as a member of the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden
where she appeared as the title role in Hans Werner Henze’s last opera Gisela! and was nominated as best young Artist.
After that she sang there Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), 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), Morgana (Alcina), Fifth Maid (Elektra/ available on CD from Deutsche Grammophon). During this time she made her debut as Marie (Die verkaufte Braut) also in Dresden at the Staatsoperette.
2016 Barrie Kosky brought her to Berlin as a member of the resident ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin.
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.
Roles like 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) followed.
In this season 23/24 Nadja Mchantaf is preparing her role-debut as Contessa (Le nozzle di Figaro) at the KOB.
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