Anna Lucia Richter comes from a large family of musicians. She received singing lessons from her mother, Regina Dohmen, starting at age nine and was a long-time member of the girls’ choir at Cologne Cathedral. Subsequently, she was trained by Professor Kurt Widmer in Basel and completed her singing studies with honors with Professor Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Musikhochschule Köln. She received further training from Margreet Honig, Edda Moser, Christoph Prégardien, and Edith Wiens. Richter has already won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
As a concert singer, Anna Lucia Richter has been a welcome guest at the Lucerne Festival, where she has impressed audiences with Mahler’s Wunderhorn songs alongside the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, as well as with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink alongside Christian Gerhaher. Recent concert highlights include appearances with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, among others, at the BBC Proms, the Orchestre de Paris, and the NDR Elbphilharmonie, each under Thomas Hengelbrock, as well as with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecila and Daniel Harding, the London Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Jérémie Rhrorer.
Richter’s operatic repertoire includes roles such as Ilia (Idomeneo), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Eurydice/La Musica in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, in the acclaimed production by Sasha Waltz. In 2017 she had great success at the Theater an der Wien in Keith Warner’s new production of Henze’s Elegie für junge Liebenden in the main role of Elisabeth Zimmer.
A special interest for Anna Lucia Richter is the art of song (Lied). She has performed a large repertoire at numerous major venues, such as the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, and Wigmore Hall in London. She made her U.S. debut with three recitals at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, accompanied by Gerold Huber, and another at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall with her acclaimed and exceptional song cycle program consisting of Eichendorff settings and improvisations, accompanied by Michael Gees. The repertoire of her upcoming album Heimweh will be presented for the first time in January 2019 with Gerold Huber at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and also at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, a performance that will kick off a three-year residency for Richter as “Junge Wilde” (Young Savage).