Christel Loetzsch Mezzosopran

Biography / Repertoire

Christel Loetzsch is a german mezzosoprano. During season 2024/25, she will debut Herodias in “Salome” by Richard Strauss at the DNT Weimar, sings Flosshilde in “Götterdämmerung” at La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels and makes her house-debut at the Opéra national de Paris as Giovane Dante in “Il viaggio, Dante” by Pascal Dusapin under Kent Nagano. Furthermore she will sing in concerts with BRSO Munich and at the Philharmonie de Paris. Furthermore she debuts Judith in “Bluebeard’s castle” Bartók, at the Tiroler Festspiele, Erl.

2023/24 she sang Flosshilde in “Rheingold” and “Götterdämmerung”, likewise as Rossweisse in “Die Walküre” by Richard Wagner at La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels under the baton of Alain Altinoglu, Ring-production directed by Romeo Castellucci. She also sang in the RIng-production with the Philharmonie Dresden under Marek Janowski, Schwertleite and Flosshilde and also Schwertleite at the “Teatro di San Carlo” in Napels under Dan Ettinger. During Lausitz-Festival 2023 she performed as Julie in “Julie” by Philippe Boesmans under Sylvain Cambreling together with the Hamburger Symphoniker. She gave her role-debut as Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss under Sebastian Weigle at Oper Frankfurt and sang as Giovane Dante at the „Festival d’Aix-en-Provence“ in Pascal Dusapins “Il viaggio, Dante” under the baton of Kent Nagano.

Furthermore the sang Pierrot lunaire by Arnold Schönberg with Marek Janowski and the Dresdner Philharmonie, the drummer in Victor Ullmanns “Der Kaiser von Atlantis” with the Münchener Rundfunkorchester unter Patrick Hahn and Fricka in Wagners “Rheingold” at the Bühnen Bern under Nicholas Carter. Loetzsch debuted in november 2020 as Penthesilea in “Penthesilea” by Pascal Dusapin in the Philharmonie in Paris and sang also under Klaus Mäkelä “Le soleil des eaux” by Pierre Boulez with the orchestre de Paris. She debuted in 2019 under Alain Altinoglu in a new production at La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels as 3rd Witch in the opera “Macbeth Underworld” by Pascal Dusapin and sang Fricka in “Rheingold” und “Walküre” at Landestheater Niederbayern.

2013 she gave her US-Debut at San Francisco Opera as Dorabella (Così fan tutte) under Nicola Luisotti and sang 2012 Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in Arena di Verona under the baton of Daniel Oren.

From 2012-2014 she has been a member of “Junges Ensemble” at the Semperoper Dresden, debuted as Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Flora (La traviata) and worked with conductors such as Carlo Montanaro, Constantin Trinks, Omer Meir Wellber and Christian Thielemann.

Christel Loetzsch attended with Abitur Musikgymnasium Karlsruhe and did her Diplomas at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT in Weimar. Since october 2010 she studied at the conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.


  • Opera repertoire

    composer Opera Role conductor / Theatre / Year
    Bartok Judith Duke Bluebeard's Castle
    Berg Countess Geschwitz Lulu
    Boesmans Julie Julie
    • Sylvain Cambreling / Lausitz-Festival / 2023
    Donizetti Queen Elisabeth Maria Stuarda
    Dusapin Penthesilea Penthesilea
    • Ariane Mathiak / Philharmonie - Paris / 2020
    Dante Giovane Dante Il viaggio
    • Kent Nagano / Festival d’Aix-en-Provence / 2022
    Dusapin 3rd weird sister Macbeth
    • Alain Altinoglu / Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels / 2019
    Enescu Sphinge Oedipe
    • Laurent Wagner / Theater Altenburg/Gera / 2018
    Mozart Dorabella Così fan tutte
    • Nicola Luisotti / San Francisco Opera / 2013
    Strauss Octavian Der Rosenkavalier
    • Laurent Wagner / Theater Altenburg/Gera / 2015
    • Roland Kluttig / Philharmonisches Orchester Landestheater Coburg / 2016
    • Stefan Lano / DNT Weimar / 2019
    Strauss Nurse The woman without a shadow
    • Sebastian Weigle / Opera Frankfurt / 2022
    Tchaikovsky Ljubov Mazeppa
    • Laurent Wagner / Altenburg/Gera / 2017
    Ullmann drummer The emperor of Atlantis
    • Patrick Hahn / Münchner Rundfunkorchester / 2021
    Verdi Flora La traviata
    • Julian Kovatschev / Semperoper Dresden / 2014
    Verdi Maddalena Rigoletto
    • Laurent Wagner / Theater Altenburg/Gera / 2015
    Wagner Venus Tannhäuser - Pariser Fassung
    Wagner Fricka Das Rheingold/ Die Walküre
    • Nicholas Carter / Bühnen Bern / 2021
    • Basil Coleman / Landestheater Niederbayern / 2019
    Wagner Rossweisse Die Walküre
    • Alain Altinoglu / Théâtre de La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels / 2023
    Wagner Schwertleite Die Walküre
    • Dan Ettinger / Teatro di San Carlo Napels / 2023
    • Marek Janowski / Philharmonie Dresden / 2022
    Wagner Flosshilde Rheingold/Götterdämmerung
    • Alain Altinoglu / La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels / 2023
    • Marek Janowski / Philharmonie Dresden / 2022
    Weill Leokadja Begbick Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny
    • Takahiro Nagasaki / Altenburg/Gera / 2017
    Weinberg Lisa Die Passagierin
  • Concert repertoire

    composer Work conductor / Orchestra / Year
    J. S. Bach Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248
    J. S. Bach h-Moll-Messe BWV 232
    J. S. Bach Johannes-Passion BWV 245
    L. v. Beethoven Symphonie Nr. 9 op. 125 - Finale
    • Peter Ludwig Gülke / Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg/Gera / 2017
    L. v. Beethoven C-Dur-Messe op.86
    L. v. Beethoven Missa solemnis op. 123
    P. Boulez Le soleil des eaux
    • Klaus Mäkelä / Orchestre de Paris / 2021
    L. Dallapiccola Cinque frammenti di Sappho/ Due liriche di Anacreonte/ Sex carmina alcei
    • Franck Ollu / Budapest Festival Orchestra / 2022
    G. F. Händel Messiah HWV 56
    G. Mahler 2. Sinfonie
    G. Mahler 3. Sinfonie
    G. Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
    W. A. Mozart Requiem KV 626
    W. A. Mozart Krönungsmesse KV 317
    G. B. Pergolesi Stabat Mater
    • Manfred Jung / Junges Tonkünstler Orchester / 2011
    M. Ravel Shéhérazade
    G. Rossini Petite Messe solennelle
    C. Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël op.12
    A. Schönberg Pierrot lunaire
    • Marek Janowski / Philharmonie Dresden / 2021
    F. Schubert Messe in G - D 167
    E. Schulhoff Menschheit op.19
    I. Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
    G. Verdi Requiem
    A. Vivaldi Gloria RV 589
    R. Wagner Wesendonck -Lieder
    • Manfred Jung / Junges Tonkünstler Orchester / 2011