The mezzo-soprano Idunnu Münch was born in Munich in 1993 and was twelve when she received her first singing lessons with Nikolaus Hillebrand at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich. She spent four years as a junior student in Marilyn Schmiege’s singing class at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre, later enrolling there as a regular student. Since the summer of 2012 her vocal coach has been Frieder Lang. In 2010 she was a finalist in the Federal German Singing Competition in Berlin and the following year made her professional debut as the Forester’s Wife and Owl in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Isny Opera Festival, returning in 2012 as Gertrude in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Mendelssohn’s incidental music under Ivor Bolton. Also in 2013 she was heard in Munich as the Countess in Lortzing’s Die Opernprobe and as Tirinto in Handel’s Imeneo and also appeared as Hérodias in the Bavarian Theatre Academy’s production of Antoine Mariotte’s Salomé staged at the Munich Prinzregententheater in February 2014.
On the concert platform Idunnu Münch has been heard in sacred works by Carissimi, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Jan Václav Knéžek as well as Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos. Lieder remain an important focus of her work as an artist.
As a member of the Young Singers Project Idunnu Münch is heard at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as the Third Noble Orphan in Der Rosenkavalier.
*Member of the Young Singers Project
Current as of July 2014