Following major success at the Vienna State Opera and Bavarian State Opera, soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker is fast establishing herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation, renowned for her interpretation of repertoire ranging from grand opera to contemporary. Boecker was named OpernWelt Sängerin des Jahres 2022.
In 2023/24, Boecker will perform the role of Dorota in a new Tobias Krazer production of Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer at Theater an der Wien, conducted by Petr Popelka, and will return to the Staatsoper Berlin to reprise the title role in Strauss Daphne. On the concert platform she will perform Mendelssohn Paulus with Symphonieorchester Voralberg, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem with Wiener Symphoniker and makes her debut with the Bergen Philharmonic.
Boecker is a former ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera and continued her collaboration in the 2022/23 season with Calixto Bieto’s staging of Das Klagende Lied conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, as the Daughter in Hindemith Cardillac, as Sophie in performances of Der Rosenkavalier conducted Philippe Jordan. Recent season highlights include several significant role debuts, including title role of Strauss Daphne in a Romeo Castellucci production for the Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Thomas Guggeis, and the title role Lulu for the Vienna Festival.
Other operatic highlights include the role of Nadja in the premier of Haas Bluthaus at the Bavarian State Opera directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Titus Engel and Fusako Kuroda in Henze Das verratene Meer at the Vienna State Opera, which was also released on DVD. Previously she has performed La Princesse Eudoxie La Juive for the Bavarian State Opera, Gilda Rigoletto, Nanetta Falstaff and Adele for the Vienna State Opera, Agnès Written on Skin for the Bolshoi Theater, Autonoe The Bassarids for the Salzburg Festival and Natalie Prinz von Homburg in Stuttgart, and her many roles for the Komische Oper Berlin have included Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Pamina Die Zauberflöte and Violetta La traviata.
Recent concert highlights include; Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Rafael Payare at Festival de Lanaudière, Reimann Mignon with the Vogler Quartet at the Konzerthaus Berlin; and performances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Cologne Philharmonie, Dresden Palace of Culture, Stuttgart Philharmonie and Vienna Musikverein.
Süddeutsche, November 2023
'Vera-Lotte Boecker is the event of the evening. Her voice shines effortlessly over every roar of the orchestra, and she has completely internalised Dorota's anger, rage and great love; she plays fabulously true, bursting with life.'
Kurier, February 2021
'Vera-Lotte Boecker as Micaëla is a shining light. With her richly coloured soprano, she sings her aria in a heartfelt, beautiful manner.'
Onlinemerker, December 2022
'Vera-Lotte Boecker can shine and bloom as a first-class Sophie with her lyrical soprano voice, clear as a bell and technically confident up to stratospheric heights.'