Brigitte Lindner


Brigitte Lindner was already working as a soloist for EMI-Electrola while still studying at the Munich University of Music. Her recordings included “Hänsel und Gretel” under Heinz Wallberg and “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute) under Bernard Haitink. Her vocal development was accompanied by Hanna Scholl-Völker, Helen Donath and Nicolai Gedda. Her first permanent engagement led her to the Staatstheater Braunschweig where she sang roles such as “Gretel” (Hänsel und Gretel), “Maria”(Westside-Story), “Valencienne” (Die Lustige Witwe/The Merry Widow).

Under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopolie she sang the part of the “young shepherd boy” in Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” at the Bayreuth Festival, directed by Wolfgang Wagner.She also participated in the Ludwigsburger Festival under Wolfgang Gönnenwein.

During the following years of her career as an opera singer, Brigitte Lindner appeared on many stages at home and abroad and produced numerous opera and operette CDs.

As the partner of  René Kollo and Francisco Araiza, among many others, she took part in Gala Evenings in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and the Kölner Philharmonie as well as the Bad Ems Festivals.

Her voice appeared on many radio recordings by WDR, BR, NDR and Deutschlandradio/DLF. For many years she worked as a moderator for the Deutschlandfunk  channel “Classic, Pop, etc.”

She worked with many famous colleagues like Helen Donath,  Anneliese Rothenberger, Gabriele Schnaut, Hanna Schwarz, Francesco Araiza, Nicolai Gedda, René Kollo, Hermann Prey and conductors like Willi Boskovsky, Klaus Donath,Peter Falk, Wolfganag Gönnenwein. Bernhard Haitink, Michail Jurowsky,Toshiyki Kamioka, Bernhard Klee, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Stefan Soltesz and others.

In addition to her artistic activities, Brigitte Lindner has always been dedicated to pedagogical work. In January 2009 she was appointed Professor of Classical Singing  at The University of Music and Dance Cologne.