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About Katja Boost

lyrical alto with a comedic talent

The experienced Alto was born and grew up in Wiesbaden and first studied under Gertie Charlent at the

Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium in Mainz opera and concert singing, until she transferred after her exams

to the opera school in Stuttgart. She did her postgraduate course under professor Klaus Nagora

and professor Katrin Prick. Julia Hamari was her vocal teacher. During her studies Katja Boost gave guest performances at the opera houses of Karlsruhe and Cologne.

As one of the laureates of the competition of the european union opera she sang the FILIPJEWNA in the also on DVD released production of  "Eugene Onegin" directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris.

After an engagement at the young ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera Munich, she directly got employed at the opera of Cologne, where she was an ensemble member for four years.

Since the birth of her daughters she now is a freelance singer, choir director and voice teacher.

Her musical career has brought her to the following houses: Aachen, Berlin (Deutsche Oper), Bremen,

Bremerhaven, Cagliari, Coburg, Cologne, Gelsenkirchen, Gießen, Graz, Halle, Kaiserslautern, Kassel,

Lisbon, Munich, Münster, Paris, Schwerin and Wiesbaden.

Especially through the romantic concert repertoire, for example Verdis Requiem, Beethovens Missa Solemnis

or Mahlers 2. Symphony, the alto could draw attention to herself in the last couple of years. She took a concert tour comissioned by the Goethe Institute with the "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"

by Mahler in Asia. Aside for the premiere of Cassandra-Complex by Gerhard Stäbler, she has dealt

quite a few times with the works of contemporary and modern composers. Those include Peter Eötvös' "Love and Other Demons", where she sang the part of the ABBESS at the municipal theatre of Bremerhaven,

and the celebrated part of the ALTE LOLA in Frank Schrekers "Irrelohe" at the municipal theatre Kaiserslautern.

Katja Boost, among others, has already worked with Gennadi RozhdestvenskyJeffrey TateFabio Luisi, Jun Märkel, Philip Jordan, Christian Thielemann, Uwe Sandner and Jonathan Webb, Gerd Albrecht, Philipp Auguin, Nicholas Kok, Marko Letonja, Marcus R. Bosch, Matthias Foremny, Markus Stenz, Will Humburg and

Johannes Stert.

She appeared in stagings by Robert Carsen, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Christopher Alden and

Andrej Woron, Graham Vick, Urs Häberli, Andreas Baesler, Günter Krämer, Wolfram Mehring and Dominik Neuner.

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