Prochnick Edna, mezzo-soprano
was born in Israel. She graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv and the Hochschule für Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Her operatic repertoire includes the title role in Carmen (Bizet), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Erda in Der Ring des Nibelungen (Wagner), Nicklausse in Les Contes d' Hoffmann (Offenbach), Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Amneris in Aida (Verdi), Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni), Fenena in Nabucco (Verdi) and many other roles. Her wide concert repertoire includes above all the works of Gustav Mahler. She is a member of the ensemble at the Mannheim Opera and performed also at the St. Margarethen summer festival in Austria, Palm Beach Opera, the Bergen Opera Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Prague Summer Festival, the Mozart Week in Salzburg and the Concertgebouw Nijmegen. She will perform Orlovsky in a Japanese tour with the Wiener Kammeroper. At the Israeli Opera she performed Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Varvara in Katya Kabanova (Janacek), Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Auntie in Peter Grimes (Britten), Cornelia in Gulio Cesare in Egitto (Handel), the First Wife in A Journey to the End of the Millennium (Bardanashvili), Amneris in Aida (Verdi), Soloist in Duke Blubeard's Castle/Das Lied von der Erde and many other roles.
Duke Blubeard's Castle/Das Lied von der Erde (2010)