Bio: Katja Boost, alto, sang last season the Part of Filipjewna in Eugen Onegin at the opera of Kaiserslautern, where she sang last season a main role in Schrekers "Irrelohe".From 2000 to 2004 she was a regular company member of Cologne's Bühnen derStadt Köln. The parts she sang there included Ino in Semele, Princesse Clarissa in TheLove to the Three Oranges and Erda in both The Rhinegold and Siegfried. Furtherparts in the Ring were the First Norn (Lisbon) and the Second Norn and the Valkyrie Schwertleite. Before, KatjaBoost had been a member of the Junges Ensemble der Bayerischen Staatsoper inMunich. She has been a guest at festivals including the Wiesbaden May Festival in2000 which was opened by the first performance of Gerhard Stäbler's CassandraComplex and in which Katja Boost appeared as Cassandra's voice.When still a student, she sang as a guest at the Karlsruhe and Cologne opera houses.For the European Union Opera, she sang the part of Filipyevna in Eugen Onegin atthe Baden-Baden Festival Opera House and the Paris Theatre des Champs Elyseesunder the directorship of Nikolaus Lehnhoff.In recent years, the singer has gained much acclaim, in particular for romanticrecitals including Verdi's Requiem, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Mahler's 2ndSymphony. As a concert singer, she went on a tour to Asia on behalf of the GoetheInstitute to sing Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Katja Boost was born inWiesbaden and was a student of Gertie Charlent and Julia Hamari.She has appeared at the following opera houses:Baden-Baden, Berlin (DOB), Graz, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Munich,Münster, Paris, Schwerin, Kaiserslautern, Gelsenkirchen, Halle, Cagliari, Lisbon and WiesbadenKatja Boost has worked under conductors such asGerd Albrecht, Philipp Auguin, Marcus R. Bosch, Will Humburg, Philip Jordan,Toshiyuki Kamioka, Nicholas Kok, Fabio Luisi, Jun Märkel, Markus Stenz, JohannesStert, Jeffrey Tate, Christian Thielemann, Uwe Sandner and Jonathan Webb.Her directors were, among others:Christopher Alden, Andreas Baesler, Robert Carsen, Günter Krämer, NikolausLehnhoff, Wolfram Mehring, Dominik Neuner, Urs Häberli and Ullrich Peters.