Born in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt, Ursula Eittinger studied voice at the Detmold Music Academy, where she graduated with honours. Often singing contralto parts, the mezzo-soprano’s artistic focus is on the concert repertoire.
Having performed oratorios, masses and other vocal works from periods ranging from the Baroque to the twentieth century, Eittinger has collaborated with such conductors as Thomas Hengelbrock, Frank Beermann and Philippe Jordan, and with famous names from the historical performance movement including Philippe Herreweghe, Sigiswald Kuijken and Trevor Pinnock.
Her concert engagements have brought her to numerous concert halls and festivals in Europe and the United States. She has also collaborated in many German opera productions and on various television, radio and CD recordings.
Eittinger makes her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2016–17 season.