The Austrian mezzo-soprano Ida Aldrian is a permanent ensemble member of the Hamburg State Opera, where she has, among other roles, appeared as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and where she can also be heard as Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfl y during the current season. A passionate artist also on the concert stage, Ida Aldrian has so far worked with several European ensembles and orchestras such as Concentus Musicus Wien, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Bach Consort Wien, Barucco, the Norwegian ensemble Barokksolistene and the French Ensemble Pygmalion. Concert highlights so far include a New Year’s Concert under Kent Nagano and Beethoven’s Mass in C major under Thomas Hengelbrock, further to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Simone Young and Mozart’s Requiem under Pablo Heras-Casado. At the Vienna Musikverein she appeared as soloist in J.S. Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passions as well as in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under Fabio Luisi. Together with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra under Simon Gaudenz she sang the solo part in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, available on ODRADEK Records (ODRCD443). At the Handel Festival Halle 2022, Ida Aldrian eventually made her debut in the title role of Handel’s Ariodante along with the ensemble Lautten Compagney Berlin conducted by Wolfgang Katschner.