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Ulrike Malotta (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: 1980 - Munich, Bavaria, Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Ulrike Josephine Malotta, received her first singing training in her hometown of Munich privately with Tanja d'Althann. She attended master-classes with Christa Ludwig, Christian Gerhaher, Helmut Deutsch and Helmuth Rilling. Furthermore, she was awarded her scholarships from the Internationalen Bachakademie Stuttgart and the Walter und Charlotte Hamel Stiftung. She is currently (2015) a student in the singing class of Professor Hedwig Fassbender at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) Frankfurt am Main. In July 2015, she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree and continues her studies for Masters degree. In August 2015, she was a prize-winner at the Internationalen Sommerakademie Salzburg (Mozarteum)..

Ulrike Malotta has already appeared several times in the field of musical theater. For example, as Cristina in Donizetti's I pazzi per progetto (staged by Karsten Wiegand) at the Prinzregententheater in Munich with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester under Chief Conductor Ulf Schirmer; or in the role of Ramiro in W.A. Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera (staged by Lydia Steier) with the Münchener Kammerorchester under the Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding. She appeared as Ramiro also with the Bamberger Symphonikery under the baton of Ainars Rubikis. In 2015, she sang the Witch in a production for children of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel at Oper Frankfurt. As part of the Sommeroper Bamberg 2015, she sangs the Third Lady in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.

Ulrike Malotta has already a very wide range on the concert platform. Besides many cantatas and oratorios of J.S. Bach, her repertoire includes works by George Frideric Handel, Haydn, W.A. Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn. She has performed frequently successfully at the Munich's Herkulessaal or the Philharmonie im Gasteig. She recently debuted in a production of Bayerischer Rundfunk with J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), conducted by Peter Dijkstra. Foreign concert tours have taken her to Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia and Switzerland. In 2015, she sang the alto solos in J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) under the baton of Christoph Prégardien in Oslo. She is working regularly with ensembles specializing in early music. In January 2015, she made her debut with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Akamus).

Ulrike Malotta cherishes a special love for Lieder singing. So she gave a duo-recital at the Goethe-Haus Frankfurt in autumn 2015 together with Georg Poplutz (tenor) and the accompanist Hilko Dumno. She can be heard in Lieder of Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Cornelius.

Source: Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt Website (2015), English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2016)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Peter Dijkstra


BWV 245 [1st, 2015]

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Ulrike Malotta (HfMDK Frankfurt) [German]


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