Anett Fritsch studied with Jürgen Kurth at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Music Academy in Leipzig. The German soprano won first prize at the 2001 Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, and was a laureate at the international competition of the Chamber Opera at Schloss Rheinsberg in 2006 and 2007.
From 2009 to 2015, Fritsch was a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, where she sang such roles as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogue des Carmélites and Marie in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment.
She has triumphed at the Dutch National Opera singing Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante and as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Fritsch recently made her first guest appearance at La Scala in Milan singing this last role, having also sung Alice Ford in Salieri’s Falstaff at the Theater an der Wien and Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Bavarian State Opera. In addition to a number of opera recordings, her debut solo CD featuring Mozart arias was recently released, for which she has been nominated for a Gramophone Award.
Fritsch will be making her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2018–19 season.