Henriette Gödde was born in Wittenberg. She completed her degree in music at the University of the Arts in Berlin, receiving a distinction in singing. In October 2010 she began studying with Professor Christiane Junghanns at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music in Dresden. She made her opera debut as the Countess in Lortzing’s Wildschütz in 2011, followed by Mozart’s Krönungsmesse at the Semperoper in the Dresden Music Festival, Lieder recitals as part of the Lied in Dresden series and a performance of Frank Martin’s In terra pax directed by Professor Jörg Peter Weigle and Professor Hans Christoph Rademann. She was praised for her performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder in Henze’s arrangement conducted by Zolt Nagy and Professor Ekkehard Klemm. She successfully completed her singing degree in January 2013 and has continued her studies as a student within Christiane Junghanns’ class. Her studies with Olaf Bär and Britta Schwarz as well as her participation in a variety of masterclasses have enriched and enhanced her repertoire with an emphasis on oratorio and concert performance. Henriette Gödde has appeared as a soloist across Germany and Europe and has worked with conductors such as Helmut Rilling, Roderich Kreile and Ludwig Güttler. She recently participated in her first CD recording, performing cantatas by G. A. Homilius with with Handel’s Company conducted by Rainer Johannes Homburg. She was a finalist in the German National Singing Competition in 2012 performing ‘But who may abide’ from Handel’s Messiah. She has won a number of prizes, most recently first prize at the Concorsa Musica Sacra Competition in Rome.
*Member of the Young Singers Project
Current as of April 2014