Anna Lucia Richter hails from a large family of musicians. As a long-standing member of the girls’ choir at Cologne Cathedral, she received singing lessons from her mother Regina Dohmen from the age of nine. Subsequently she was trained by Prof. Kurt Widmer in Basle and graduated with distinction from the class of Professor Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Cologne Academy of Music. She received further coaching from Edda Moser, Christoph Prégardien, Edith Wiens and Margreet Honig. In the spring of 2020, the artist initiated a change of repertoire to mezzo- soprano in close consultation with the vocal expert Prof. Tamar Rachum, who will continue to coach her. Anna Lucia Richter has received numerous international awards, including the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
In the summer of 2021, she will be a guest at the Salzburg Festival, singing Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni under Teodor Currentzis. At the opera house in her hometown of Cologne, she will make her debut under F.X. Roth, she will make her debut as Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. In the summer of 2021, she will be a guest at the Salzburg Festival, singing Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni under Teodor Currentzis. At the opera house in her hometown of Cologne, she will make her debut under F.X. Roth, she will make her debut as Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel.
Great concert projects are also in the agenda for the 2021/2022 season: including Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony, with which she is particularly familiar, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Klaus Mäkelä in Munich, Haydn’s Timpani Mass with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under Manfred Honeck, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomanerchor Leipzig in the Thomaskirche Leipzig. The works of Johann Sebastian Bach are part of the artist’s core repertoire: a CD with songs from Schemelli’s Gesangbuch and the Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach with Georg Nigl, among others, was released on the alpha label.
Anna Lucia Richter has worked frequently with Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna, including a concert performance of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini, the Orchestre de Paris and Thomas Hengelbrock, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. With these ensembles she has also made repeated guest appearances at major festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms in London, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival or as ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Rheingau Musik Festival 2018 as well as at the Kölner Philharmonie 2018/19.
In the Lied field, Anna Lucia Richter appears with an extensive repertoire in all major Lied centers, e.g. at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Schubertiada Vilabertran, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Carnegie Hall or Wigmore Hall London.
Lieder recitals are planned for 2021/2022 at the Elmauer Liedwoche 2021 (Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch together with Christian Gerhaher), at Wigmore Hall London and in Duisburg (accompanied by Ammiel Bushakevitz). With the Schumann Quartet, she will give concerts in Bilbao and Madrid in February 2022, where a new work for string quartet and mezzo-soprano by Christobal Hallfter will be premiered.
In the spring of 2021, her new CD was released together with the Ensemble Claudiana, under the title: Il delirio della passione on Pentatone.