Featuring Mojca Erdmann
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German soprano Mojca Erdmann began her musical career singing in a children's chorus at the Hamburg State Opera. She took voice lessons from Evelyn Herlitzius, and went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where she worked with Hans Sotin and Ingrid Figur. She competed in the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin für Oper, where she won the special prize for contemporary music in 2002. She won the Luitpold Prize of the Kissinger Sommer Festival in 2005, and also won the Norddeutscher Rundfunk Music Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Among the roles Erdmann has sung are Sempronia in Offenbach's one-act opérette-bouffe, Apothicaire et perruquier, Ariadne in Rihm's Dionysos, Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Erdmann received a scholarship from the Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo in 2018, and was in residence in early spring, working on various projects. Erdmann has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Capriccio Records, CPO, RCA Red Seal, Onyx Classics, and Orfeo.