From 2007-2011 the artist sang Evain DIE MEISTERSINGER at the Bayreuth Festival.In her key repertoire you can find: the title roles of KATJA KABANOVA, RUSALKA, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS and ARABELLA, Countess in CAPRICCIO, Desdemona in OTELLO, Tatjana in EUGEN ONEGIN, Agathe in DER FREISCHÜTZ, Blanche in LES DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, Marie in THE BARTERED BRIDE, Rosalinde in DIE FLEDERMAUS andLeonore in FIDELIO.Michaela Kaune works with conductors such as: Zubin Metha, Christoph Eschenbach, Simone Young, Christian Thielemann, Marek Janowski, Jun Märkl, Kent Nagano, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marc Minkowski Gary Bertini, Friedemann Layer, Stefan Soltesz, Ingo Metzmacher, Markus Stenz, Lothar Zagrosek, Philippe Jordan, Marc Albrecht, Peter Schneider, Alan Gilbert,Dennis Russell Davies, Esa-Pekka Salonen, EliahuInbal, Eiji Oue and Peter Ruzicka.
Her broad concert repertoire reaches from baroque to the 21st century.A special focus is onthe works by Mahler and Strauss.With LIED RECITALS she has been heard for example at the Dresden Music festival, at the International Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Hugo Wolf Academy, Stuttgartand at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.She collaborated with pianists like Christoph Eschenbach, Helmut Deutsch, Irwin Gage, Eric Schneider etc.
Recordings: STRAUSS ORCHESTRA SONGS with NDR Hannoverunder Eiji Oue, Henze’s NACHTSTÜCKE UND ARIEN with NDR Hamburgunder Peter Ruzicka, Mahler’s 2ndSYMPHONY with NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyounder Jun Märkl and Penderecki’s SYMPHONY NO. 8 (Lieder der Vergänglichkeit) with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestraand Antoni Wit, Janacek’s JENUFA on DVD Deutsche Oper Berlinand Mahler’s 8THSYMPHONIE with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra under Gabriel Feltz.
Michaela Kaune was born in Hamburg and studied with Prof. Judith Beckmann at the Music Academy of her hometown.She has been a prize winner at the Belvedere Wettbewerbin Vienna (1996), was awarded the Otto-Kasten-Preis of the Deutsche Bühnenverein in 1999 and the Music award of the NDR Hamburg.For her intensive collaboration with the Deutsche Oper Berlin she hasbeen awarded as Berliner Kammersängerin.