Born in Salzburg, Angelika Kirchschlager studied at the Mozarteum and at the Vienna Music Academy.
She enjoys an international career as one of the most important artists of today, dividing her time between recitals and opera in Europe, North America and the Far East. She is acclaimed as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss and Mozart and for the title roles in operas such as Pelléas et Mélisande and Sophie’s Choice.
During the 2012/13 season Angelika gave solo recitals in Amsterdam, Rome, London, Edinburgh, Zurich and Oslo and duet recitals with Ian Bostridge throughout Europe and North America. She sang Clairon Capriccio at the Vienna State Opera and Jocasta Oedipus Rex in Manchester and at the Vienna Konzerthaus. She performed with the Hallé Orchestra and the Basel Chamber Orchestra.
She has a wide discography on the Sony Masterworks label, which has won numerous awards including a Grammy. In 2007 she was made a Kammersängerin of the Vienna State Opera and in 2009 was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London.