German mezzo-soprano Christel Loetzsch recently made a phenomenal U.S. Operatic debut at San Francisco Opera with Dorabella (Così fan tutte).
In summer 2012 she made her debut in Italy as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, directed by Franco Zeffirelli at the Arena di Verona, conducted by Daniel Oren.
In the 2012/13 and 2013/14 season she has been a member of the Semperoper Dresden, where she did a strong respected Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia conducted by Josep Caballè-Domenech, and debuted likewise as Cherubino in Nozze di Figaro and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel. In May 2014 she did her first Verdi Requiem.
She began her vocal studies at the age of seven in Karlsruhe. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar, Germany and since October 2010 at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio in Milan, Italy. Working intensely with Dame Gwyneth Jones and KS Brigitte Fassbaender she is developing a wide repertoire including the Mozart and Rossini roles like Zerlina, Cherubino, Sesto, Dorabella, Rosina, Isabella as well as heavier repertoire like Charlotte or Leonora (La Favorita). Her voice sounds also beautifully in trouser roles like Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Octavian (Der Rosenkavailer) and Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi).