Bio


Hailed by the critics for her powerful stage presence and crystal clear soprano, Alina debuted at the festival Heidelberger Frühling and the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt Berlin in 2017, singing new contemporary lied compositions. In early 2018 she gave her operatic debut at Philhamonie Berlin and theatre Baden-Baden in a coproduction with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Berliner Philharmoniker, performing the title role in the world premiere of „Ritter Parceval“. Her portrayal of the young Parceval was greeted with enthusiasm by the critics. 

Alina is a member of the International Opera Studio at the Opera Cologne, where she debuted as Nightingale (Stravinsky) in September. Further roles this season include Frasquita ("Carmen"), Blonde ("The Abduction from the Seraglio"), Woodbird ("Siegfried" for kids) and again the Queen of the Night in Mozart's "Magic Flute" for kids. She was nominated "Newcomer of the year" in the 2019 Opernwelt magazine critic's survey.

In the season of 2018/19 she made her debut as Olympia in „The Tales of Hoffmann“, Ernestina in Salieri’s „La Scuola de’ Gelosi“, and Queen of the Night in a children’s version of „The Magic Flute“. At the end of the season she created the part of Ciboulette/Herminie in „Je suis Jacques“ with great success.

With her lied partner Anna Anstett, Alina was a laureate at the 2017 „Paula-Salomon-Lindberg-Competition“ for classical and modern art song. In summer 2018 she won a special prize for opera at the „Concours International de Chant Marmande“, France.

Alina holds scholarships from Live-Music-Now Yehudi Menuhin Rhein-Neckar, the Richard-Wagner-Verband Heidelberg and the Händel Academy of the International Händel Festival in Karlsruhe.

She took part in master classes with Rudolf Piernay, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Klesie Kelly, Anne Le Bozec, Graham Johnson, Axel Bauni, and KS. Brigitte Fassbaender, among others.

She first studied musicology in Frankfurt, then singing and singing pedagogy with Rudolf Piernay and Snežana Stamenković at the Music University of Mannheim. During her studies in Mannheim she also worked on contemporary repertoire with soprano Caroline Melzer.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Alina Wunderlin had piano, drums and guitar lessons during her time in school. She also sang jazz and was a member of the children’s choir of the Frankfurt Opera.