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Idunnu Münch


Idunnu Münch is an ENO Harewood Artist.

Currently for ENO: Wellgunde The Rhinegold, Girlfriend 3/Congregant 3 Blue.

Previously for ENO: Angel Quartet It’s a Wonderful LifeDiana Orpheus in the Underworld; Siegrune The Valkyrie

At ENO we are committed to nurturing talent for the future of opera. Our Harewood Artists programme enables exceptionally talented British and British-trained singers, like Idunnu, to perform with a major opera company while receiving specialist coaching, support and guidance for 2-3 years.

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Career Highlights

She is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München, and was a member of the Stuttgart’s Opera Studio from 2015 to 2017. Aged 19, she made her Salzburg Festival debut (2013) and returned the following year.

Other notable debuts include the Verbier Festival (2017) under the batons of Esa-Pekka Salonen and Charles Dutoit, and at the BBC Proms (2019) with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 2017 and 2018 saw her debuts at the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg and La Scala, Milan, as well as her London debut as Purcell’s Dido.

In 2019, she made her debut at the Komische Oper Berlin in a new production of Handel’s Poro. 2021 she appeared with Longborough Festival Opera as Dorabella Così fan tutte and returned in 2022 as Mercedes Carmen. 2022 saw her debuts with the ROH (Stravinsky’s Mavra); Leeds Opera Festival (Handel’s Silla); Grange Park Opera (world premiere Gods of the Game).

A dedicated concert soloist and song recitalist, she has performed with orchestras including the Camerata Salzburg, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tonkünstler-Orchester and Vienna Philharmonic, with conductors including Ivor Bolton, Charles Dutoit, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ulf Schirmer, Franz Welser-Möst.

Last updated: 4th May 2023