With her warm, wide-ranging and dark-hued voice, the German soprano Sophie Klussman – a student of Thomas Quasthoff and Margreet Honig – has rapidly built an international as an operatic and concert performer.
As a member of the Halle Opera, her roles have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Nannetta (Falstaff), Dorinda (Orlando), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Shepherd Boy (Tannhäuser) and the soprano role in Carmina Burana.
As a concert performer she sings works by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Potsdamer Kammerakademie, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Cologne Philharmonie and Zurich Tonhalle. Klussmann has appeared at numerous major concert halls, including the Vienna Musikverein and Berlin Philharmonie, and at festivals such as Berlin’s Seefestspiele, Baden-Baden Opera Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles and Schleswig Holstein Festival.
The dramatic potential in her voice has also her collaboration with the renowned American actor-director- producer John Malkovich in two opera projects: The Giacomo Variations and The Infernal Comedy. This resulted in a string of appearances at venues around the world, including New York City Center, Ann Arbor’s Power Center for the Performing Arts and the Teatro del Bicentenario in León, Mexico.