As of the beginning of the 2009/10 season Austrian mezzosoprano Katrin Wundsam has become a company principal with Oper Koeln.
In the 2010/11 season Katrin Wundsam debuted at the Hamburgische Staatsoper where she could be heard as Dorabella/ COSI FAN TUTTE (Karen Kamensek). In the 2011/12 season she will return to Hamburg singing her first Hänsel/ HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (Johannes Fritzsch).
Her first Lied CD with works by Johannes Brahms is to be released in fall/ winter 2011 (piano: Thomas Kerbl, viola: Predrag Katanic).
At Oper Koeln Katrin Wundsam will appear as Hélène Besuchowa in a new production of Prokofjew`s KRIEG UND FRIEDEN (Michael Sanderling | Nicolas Brieger), as Penelope in Monteverdi`s IL RITORNO D`ULISSE IN PATRIA (Konrad Junghänel | Bernd Mottl), as well as Ottavia in Monteverdi`s L´INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (Konrad Junghänel | Dietrich Hilsdorf). Further she will sing her first Sesto/ LA CLEMENZA DI TITO under Konrad Junghänel, Bradamante in Handel`s ALCINA (Peter Neumann | Ingo Kerkhof) as well as her first Verdi part: Maddalena in RIGOLETTO (Alan Altinoglu | Katharina Thalbach).
In Cologne the mezzosoprano could already be heard singing Muse, Nicklausse/ LES CONTES D`HOFFMANN (Michael Helmrath), Suzuki/ MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Michael Helmrath), Mercedes/ CARMEN (Claude Schnitzler), Flora/ LA TRAVIATA (Markus Poschner), or Annina/ DER ROSENKAVALIER (Patrik Ringborg), and 3. Dame in a new stage of Mozart`s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Modestas Pitrenas),
Further she appeared as Floßhilde/ DAS RHEINGOLD, GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Grimgerde/ WALKÜRE, and 2. Norn/ GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in Richard Wagner`s RING cycle with performances in Shanghai (Markus Stenz).
Further Katrin Wundsam debuted at the Psalm festival, the Easter festival of the styriarte festival Graz where she presented music from South-America.
Besides her operatic engagements Ms. Wundsam could also be heard as a recitalist singing Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss at the opera house Cologne.
The past seasons included her debut with Bonn opera house where she did the part of Bradamante in Antonio Vivaldi`s ORLANDO FURIOSO. Furthermore the young mezzosoprano debuted as Orpheus in Gluck`s ORPHEUS UND EURIDYKE and sang MATTHÄUS PASSION, MESSIAH, Haydn`s STABAT MATER, and HARMONIEMESSE. In summer 2008 she debuted with the Bregenzer Festspiele where she appeared in Ernst Křenek`s KARL V. at the Bregenzer Festspielhaus (conductor: Lothar Koenigs | stage director: Uwe Eric Laufenberg).
During the 2006/ 07 season Katrin Wundsam was a member of the Suedostbayerische Theater Passau/ Landshut where she sang the parts of Bradamante in Antonio Vivaldi`s ORLANDO FURIOSO and Miss Jessel in Benjamin Britten`s THE TURN OF THE SCREW. After that she changed to the ensemble of the Landestheater Linz where she could be seen as Olga/ EUGEN ONEGIN (Ingo Ingensand | Uwe Eric Laufenberg), Flora/ LA TRAVIATA (Dennis Russell Davies | Olivier Tambosi), and Dryade/ ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Dennis Russell Davies | Aurelia Eggers).
Ms. Wundsam`s concert appearances include Mozart`s masses as well as the oratorios and passions by Handel, Haydn or Bach. She already could be heard in Austria (styriarte festival, Gmundner Festwochen), Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden and Chile.
Recent concert appearances of Ms. Wundsam include Pergolesi`s STABAT MATER, Handel`s MESSIAH, Bach`s WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM, MATTHÄUS and JOHANNES PASSION, Haydn`s SCHÖPFUNG.
As of 2006 Katrin Wundsam is refining her vocal techniques with Prof. Irina Gavrilovici (Vienna).