Nadja Michael grew up near the city of Leipzig. She studied the Art of singing in Stuttgart and at the University of Bloomington/Indiana, USA.
She regularly holds guest performances at the most famous operas of the world, singing for the most renowned conductors of our time. She sang in the Arena di Verona, in Glyndebourne and at the Salzburg Festivals. She worked together with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra more than once, for example as Brangäne in Wagners „Tristan und Isolde“ under the guidance of Daniel Barenboim and also under Zubin Mehta as Didon in Berlioz’ „Les Troyens“.
In February 2007, she had a great success with Salome at the scala of Milan, followed by an equaly impressive success as Fidelio, at the state opera of Vienna.
After such successfull productions like Salome at the ROH Covent Garden London, she had a spectacular debut as Médée by Cherubini at La Monnaie in Brussels, 2008. Her performance as Lady Macbeth/VERDI which she held at the opening of the 08/09 season at the Bavarian State Opera of Munich was embraced by the audience and feuilleton.
Nadja Michaels step into the Belcanto-Repertoire as MEDEA in Medea in Corinto by GS Mayr at the Bavarian State Opera of Munich was a triumph. Near the end of 2010 she successfully sang the role of Lady Macbeth/VERDI together with Thomas Hampson at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In march 2011, she had her debut playing Marie in Wozzeck/BERG under Daniel Barenboim at the State Opera Unter den Linden.
Nadja Michael was awarded many prizes for her various opera roles and artistic performances. Especially noticeable was the granting of the goldenen Stimmgabel von Arte for her performance as Salome in 2008 and a nomination in the category Opera with Salome at the Royal Opera House in London, fort he highly treasured SOUTH BANK SHOW ITV AWARD 2009.
Up to the year of 2014, the following parts are time-phased as new productions: Lady Macbeth in „Macbeth“ by Verdi at the Metropolitan Opera New York, „Médée“ by Cherubini at the Téâtre des Champs Élysées Paris, as well as Poppea in „L’Incoronazione di Poppea“/Monteverdi in Madrid and at the Théâtre du Châtele in Paris. Judith in "Blaubarts Burg"/Bartok at the Metropolitian Opera of New York.
Available on DVD: DON CARLOS (State Opera Vienna), SALOME (Scala di Milano, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London), TOSCA (Bregenzer Festspiele), MEDEA in Corinth (Bavarian State Opera Munich).
MEDEE/Cerubini (Théatre de la Monnaie/Brüssel) will be released.