In the 2023/24 season she will make her debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Laura in La Gioconda, Frugola, Zita and Principessa in Il Trittico and Pauline in Pique Dame.
Other roles this season at the DOB include Fricka in Rheinhold and Walküre, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung and the alto and mezzo-soprano solo in a scenic Matthäuspassion and the Verdi Requiem, the latter with the Staatsballett Berlin.
After her successful debut as Brangäne in Tristan Und Isolde at the Staatstheater Cottbus in 2023, further performances in this role at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as Annika’s USA debut will follow.
The German mezzo-soprano was born in Stuttgart and studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof. Renate Faltin.
She has been a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin since the 2015/16 season. The singer’s wide range of roles includes Fenena/Nabucco, Adriano/Rienzi, Mistress Quickly/Falstaff, Prince Orlovsky/Fledermaus, Magdalene/Die Mastersinger Von Nuremberg, Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel, Olga/Eugene Onegin, Dorabella/Cosi Fan Tutte, Marchesa Melibea/Viaggio a Reims, Maddalena/Rigoletto, Auntie/Peter Grimes, Page/Salome, Flosshilde/Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Siegrune/Walküre, Contessa di Coigny/Andrea Chenier and Princesse Clarisse/Love for Tree Oranges.
Her Auntie in Peter Grimes at the Bergen International Festival was also very well received, after which she was engaged as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito by Bergen Nasjonale Opera in 2020.
Recent guest engagements have taken her to the opera houses in London, Muscat, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Paris, Dresden Semperoper and Berlin.
While she was still studying, Annika Schlicht was engaged in the International Opera Studio of the Berlin State Opera and made her debut in various small and medium-sized specialist roles in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.
In 2014, Annika Schlicht made her debut as part of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival in the title role of Rossini’s Cenerentola and in the premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon. In the same summer she was invited by KS Brigitte Fassbaender to create a song matinee at the “Eppaner Liedsommer” with works by Richard Strauss.
She has worked with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Metha, Sir Donald Runnicles, Ivan Repušic, John Fiore, Alondra de la Parra, Enrique Mazzola, Asher Fisch, Edward Gardner, Stéphane Denève, Sebastian Weigle, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher and Christopher Moulds, Alexander Soddy, Ulf Schirmer, Axel Kober, Stefan Soltesz and well-known directors such as Harry Kupfer, Hans Neuenfels, Stefan Herheim, Luc Bondy, Claus Guth, Jossi Wieler, Dmitri Tschernjakow and Johannes Erath as well as orchestras such as the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Deutsches-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg,the Brussels Philharmonic, the Bremen Philharmonic and the Ensemble Modern.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Annika Schlicht was engaged as a soloist for Beethoven’s 9th symphony by the UNESCO World Orchestra for Peace.