Bio: Praised by "Opernglas" for her "kräftig-deutlicher Intonation und warmer, dunkler Stimme" (strong-clear intonation and a warm-dark voice) the Israeli singer Edna Prochnik established herself as a very fine interpreter of the german repertory.
After the exclusive invitation of maestro Dan Ettinger she became a member of the Nationaltheater Mannheim in the season 2009/10 where she since sang very succesfully all the main mezzo roles in Wagners Ring - Fricka, Waltraute, Norn, Erda, Schwertleite - in the acclaimed direction of Achim Freyer, which was captured on DVD by Arthaus Musik.
This season Edna gave her debut as Kundry and continued singing her widely acclaimed two favourite roles: Klytämnestra (Elektra) and Herodias (Salome).
In addition she sang the main leading roles of the Italian and French repertoire: Amneris-Aida which was hailed by "Opera Magazine" as "most impressive-with a rich mezzo timbre", Eboli-Don Carlos, Mrs. Quickly-Falstaff, Ulrica-Un Ballo in Maschera, Carmen-Bizet, Santuzza-Cavaleria Rusticana and Suzuki-Madame Butterfly.
She sung in Opera Houses such as New Israeli Opera, New National Theater Tokyo, Palm Beach Opera, Staatstheaters Nürnberg, Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden, Salzburger Landestheater, as well as renowned Festivals like Bregenzer Festspiele, Bergen Opera Festival-Norway and the St. Margarethen Opera Festival-Austria.
Edna has collaborated with stage directors like Achim Freyer, David Alden, Christof Nel, Harry Kupfer, Gabriele Rech, Jens Daniel Herzog, Tilman Knabe, Robert Herzl.
On the concert platform Edna Prochnik has been working with renowned musicians such as Kurt Mazur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, John Nelson, Marek Janovski, Dan Ettinger, Frederic Chaslin, Gari Bertini, Asher Fisch, David Stern, Philippe Entremont, Noam Sheriff, Jiri Kout, Mendi Rodan and Harry Bicket.
Last update: 2017-07-18 17:23:51 +02:00