Vera-Lotte Böcker (c) Rosa Frank

Vera-Lotte Boecker starts the 2020/21 season with a switch into the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, where she will perform roles such as 5.Magd (Elektra) conducted by Franz Welser-Möst in a production by Harry Kupfer, Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) conducted by Cornelius Meister, Micaela (Carmen) conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada in a production by Calixto Bieito and Virtù and Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea) conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. She will sing Fusako in the new production of Hans Werner Henze’s Das verratene Meer next to Bo Skovhus in a production by Jossi Wieler/Sergio Morabito and conducted by Simone Young. In addition to that, she will make her role debut in Alcina at Staatstheater Stuttgart in Jossi Wieler’s famous production.

Vera-Lotte Boecker was a member of the ensemble at Komische Oper Berlin from 2017 to 2020 and performed in three new production in the last season: Autonoe in Hans Werner Henze’s The Bassarids in a production by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, which she already sang at the Salzburg Festival in 2018 in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski and conducted by Kent Nagano, Lydia in Jaromir Weinberger’s Frühlingsstürme in a production by Barrie Kosky and as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata. The planned premiere of Kirill Serebrennikov’s new production of The Rake’s Progress, in which she would have made her role debut as Ann Trulove, which was scheduled for the end of June, unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the Corona crisis.

At Komische Oper Berlin she made debuts as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Micaela, Viktoria (Viktoria und ihr Husar) and Musetta (La Bohème). On tour with Barrie Kosky’s celebrated Zauberflöte, Ms. Boecker sang Pamina in Beijing, Tokyo, Paris and New York.

She portrayed the role of Prinzessin Natalie von Oranien in Henze’s Prinz von Homburg at Staatsoper Stuttgart, a production by Stephan Kimmig which is available on DVD. Further recordings include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Dresdner Sinfoniker conducted by Michael Sanderling.

At the 2016 Münchner Opernfestspiele, she generated an international buzz when she took over on short notice the part of Eudoxie alongside Roberto Alagna in a new production of La Juive directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

Ms. Boecker’s repertoire ranges from Mozart to George Benjamin, in whose internationally acclaimed opera Written on Skin she sang the role of Agnès in several productions.

She has received the first prize, audience prize and orchestra prize at the Vokal Genial competition in Munich, hosted by the Konzertgesellschaft München and Bayerischer Rundfunk and is a scholarship holder of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and the Richard-Wagner-Verband Mannheim.

Ms. Boecker was born in Brühl and studied singing at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She complemented her studies at the opera studio oft he Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.


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