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German mezzo-soprano Nathalie Senf studied in the class of Prof. Yaron Windmüller at the University of Music Saar in Saarbrücken/ Germany, where she graduated in 2004 as an opera singer and vocal coach (Diploma in Vocal Studies – music theatre and Diploma in Music Pedagogy – voice teacher).
During her engagements as member of the ensemble at Oldenburgisches Staatstheater/Germany (2006 – 2009) and Theater Plauen-Zwickau (2009 – 2014) she stood out in roles like Charlotte in Werther, Mercedes and Carmen, Orphée in Orphée et Euridice, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte, Sylva Varescu in Die Csardasfürstin, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, and others.
She followed the development of her voice to the dramatic repertoire, singing Margaretha in Schumann’s Genoveva and Hedwige in Rossini’s Wilhelm Tell. She brilliantly interpreted Venus in Tannhäuser and gave her debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana at Theater Plauen-Zwickau in summer 2017. 

Guest engagements took her to Theater Chemnitz, Das Meininger Theater and Mittelsächsisches Theater Freiberg-Döbeln. From 2017 – 2019 Nathalie Senf appeared as Grimgerde in Die Walküre at Theater Chemnitz and from 2018 – 2019 as 2. Dame in Die Zauberflöte at Theater Plauen-Zwickau.

Nathalie Senf worked with well-known stage directors like Elisabeth Stöppler, Jochen Biganzoli, David Hermann, Wolfgang Dosch and Sören Schumacher.

Her concert repertoire varies from Lieder and Mélodies to contemporary compositions. With orchestra she performed amongst others de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas, Berlioz‘ Les nuits d’été and Zemlinsky’s Sechs Gesänge op. 13. Nathalie Senf appeard in numerous compositions of the 20th and 21st century, including works by Moritz Eggert, John Adams, Peter Eötvös, Benjamin Britten, Arnold Schönberg, Victor Ullmann, Detlef Glanert and others. With the conductor Francesco Angelico she performend Ein Brief by Mauricio Kagel.

From 2015 to 2021 Nathalie Senf was part of the charming Trio Frauenrausch. She also places emphasis on musical and theatrical education for kids and teenagers.

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