• Born 1965
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Claudia Barainsky is a German soprano. Raised in Berlin, she attended the University of the Arts, studying with Ingrid Figur, and participated in the master classes of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Aribert Reimann. She performed at many festivals, including the May Festival in Wiesbaden, the Berlin Festival, the Schubertiade in Kuhmo, and the International Festival of Young Artists in Davos. She made her stage debut as Konstanze in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and she sang Berg's Lulu and Reimann's Melusine at the Semperoper Dresden. She has also sung the roles of Sophie in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Musetta in Puccini's La bohème, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the First Flower Girl in Wagner's Parsifal, and Waldvogel in Siegfried at the Bayreuth Festival. Barainsky has also sung at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Staatsoper in Munich, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Oper Frankfurt. She is in demand as a concert singer, performing soprano parts in Handel's oratorios and symphonies and orchestral songs by Beethoven and Mahler, as well as modern vocal works by Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Maderna, Henze, and Feldman. She has worked with conductors Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Sylvain Cambreling, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Gielen, Hartmut Haenchen, Daniel Harding, Zubin Mehta, and Christian Thielemann, among others. She has recorded for Capriccio, NEOS, MDG, and Wergo.