Kathelinje Wagner was born in Leiden / Netherlands and grew up in Germany.
She began her vocal studies at the opera school of the HfM Karlsruhe with Maria Venuti and continued at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz with Cynthia Grose. She made her master’s degree at the “CODARTS -Hogeschool voor de Kunsten” in Rotterdam / Netherlands with Prof. Roberta Alexander.
Kathelijne received important impulses in master classes with Gabriele Lechner, Ulf Bästlein, Hilde Zadek, Marjon Lambriks and Charles Spencer and is a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now”.
In 2012 she won the silver medal at the “Concours international pour jeunes solistes” in Luxembourg and in 2014 both the jury and the audience award of the “Prix d’Harmonie te Rotterdam”. In 2012/2013 she was a member of the Young Ensemble of the Mainz State Theater.
Her operatic repertoire includes several lyrical soprano roles and ranges from Belinda in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” to Mozart’s Zerlina to Lauretta in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”. The young singer is very fond of the operetta repertoire and portrais, among many other, the roles of Ciboletta (Strauss / One Night in Venice), Raka (Abraham / The Flower of Hawaii) and Beatrice (Suppé / Boccaccio).
She sang various concert repertoire with well-known conductors such as Ralf Otto, Sylvain Cambreling, Arie van Beek and Giovanni Antonini and his renowned baroque orchestra “Il giardino armonico”. She gained ensemble experience in the Kammerchor Stuttgart under the batton of Frieder Bernius. Radio recordings on radio4 and the SWR document their work.
Since the 2015/2016 season, Kathelijne has been involved at the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim, where she sang roles such as Esmeralda in Smetana’s “Bartered Bride”, Arsena in Strauss ’ “Gypsy Baron”, Cephisa in Telemann’s “Orpheus” and Rapunzel in the musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim.
Furthermore, she is currently engaged at the Operamobile Hannover, where she portraied the role of Stella in Paul Lincke’s operetta “Frau Luna” and, most recently, the role of Anastasia in “Die Csárdásfürstin” by Emmerich Kálmán.