Genia Kühmeier was born in Salzburg and started her international career at La Scala in Milan and furthermore had guest appearances at the Salzburg Festival, Theater an der Wien, ROH Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Opéra Bastille, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Semperoper Dresden.
With her vast repertoire Genia Kühmeier has shifted the main focus of her artistic endeavours to the concert stage. She is one of the most sought after concert singers of our time and a frequent guest at renowned concert halls. Recently she could be heard with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Beethoven’s Mass in C Minor with the symphony orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in Copenhagen under Mariss Jansons, Schubert’s Mass in G Major at the Musikverein in Vienna under Riccardo Muti, or Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Munich Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev in München, Hamburg, New York and Paris. Current and future projects include numerous concerts in Berlin, Hamburg, Luxemburg, Vienna, Florence, Osaka, and Boston as well as her role debut as Fiordiligi in ’Così fan tutte’ at the Vienna State Opera.
She has worked with great conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Sir Roger Norrington, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Mikko Franck, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Minkowski, Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Sir Colin Davis, Marek Janowski and Sir Simon Rattle.