The German meazzo-soprano, Ann-Katrin Naidu, studied at the Art Conservatory with Luisa Bosabalian and with Brigitte Fassbaender. She was awarded a diploma with distinction. Already as a student she made her debut at the State Opera of Stuttgart. Following engagements that took her to several Opera houses of Germany and Switzerland, she moved to Munich, where she now lives.
Ann-Katrin Naidu has emerged as a most sought-after mezzo-soprano who is at home on the stages of the opera houses as well as on concert and recital stages. In 2004 she embarked on an important new project - creating the title role in the world premiere of Guter Gott von Manhattan by Adriana Hoelszky, which was performed in the Summer Festival of Schwetzingen and will be performed by the Semper Opera in Dresden at the end of this season. In Dresden she made her Debut already as Clairon in Capriccio.
Ann-Katrin Naidu has performed with the San José Symphony where she sang in Leonard Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony and with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra singing Marguerite in La Damnation by Hector Berlioz as well as J.S. Bach's B minor Mass (BWV 232). Performances with her home company, the Statetheater Gaertnerplatz in Munich include all major Mezzo roles such as Cherubino, Idamante, Niklas in Tales of Hoffman, the Composer in Ariadne of Naxos, Charlotte in Werther, Mignon, Joan of Arc and her highly acclaimed most successful role Carmen. Zubin Mehta has engaged her to the Nationaltheater in Munich to sing Wellgunde and Waltraute in the Ring des Nibelungen as well as Meg Page in Falstaff. With Lorin Maazel she went on a concert tour with Luisa Miller that took her to Valencia, Spain and La Scala in Milan.
As a celebrated recitalist and concert artist Ann-Katrin Naidu performed at the Prague Autumn Festival singing Gustav Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer. She sang with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra performing the third Symphony by G. Mahler in Tokyo.
Ann-Katrin Naidu's discography includes her highly acclaimed solo debut recording of lieder by Johannes Brahms, Fanny Hensel, Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.