Gundula Hintz was born in Berlin and studied singing at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Prof. Ingrid Figur and Kammersänger William Murray. She also attended masterclasses with Aribert Reimann and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Numerous radio and television recordings document her successful career. She has recorded Mozart’s Trios on CD with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and the woodwind of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Hintz also runs an international singing studio in Berlin in which she teaches singing technique to numerous professional opera singers. She regularly holds masterclasses in Berlin, Bayreuth and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf.Ms Hintz has appeared as an opera and concert singer with great success in numerous German and international opera houses including Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Naples, Venice, St Gallen and London, as well as at the Festival Radio France in Montpellier, the Venice Biennale and the Berliner Festwochen.
She received great acclaim for her interpretation of Baroness Liddy in the first performance of Detlev Glanert’s SCHERZ, SATIRE, IRONIE UND TIEFERE BEDEUTUNG at Opernhaus Halle (winner of the Bavarian Theatre Prize 2001), as well as for her portrayal of Countess Laura in the first performance of Roland Moser’s AVATAR in St. Gallen. After her first engagements in the jugendlich-dramatisch sopran fach, she made her debut as a dramatic mezzo-soprano in 2011 as Fricka DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN at Staatstheater Darmstadt (staging by John Dew, under the baton of Constantin Trinks, Gerd Albrecht, Ralf Weikert and Martin Lukas Meister). In Darmstadt in 2013 she sang Herodias SALOME and in the same year she sang Mahler Symphony No. 8 at the Berlin Philharmonie. Upcoming engagements include Jezibaba RUSALKA at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and the Fairy Godmother in Rogers & Hammerstein CINDERELLA at Oper Wuppertal.
Other notable engagements include her debut with the Canadian Opera Company as Adelaide ARABELLA, a role she has also sung at Theater Kiel and Oper Halle, Kabanicha KAT’A KABANOVA at Staatstheater Mainz, Fricka DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN at the theatres of Halle and Ludwigshafen (staging by Hansgünther Heyme, musical direction Karl-Heinz Steffens, since 2015 Josep Caballé-Domenech), her debut at Oper Leipzig as Fricka DAS RHEINGOLD where she appeared in December 2015 as Dämonia in Humperdinck’s fairytale opera DORNROESCHEN, Zweite Norn GOTTERDAMMERUNG for Theater Kiel, Fraeulein Schneider in Kander and Ebb’s CABARET for Theater Augsburg’s Open Air Am Roten Tor, and her debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Esther in the world premiere of Na’ama Zisser’s MAMZER/BASTARD.