From December 2020, Alina will join the ensemble of Staatstheater Braunschweig for the remainder of the current season, performing Oberto in a new production of Händel’s “Alcina” and the Queen of the Night in a new production of “The Magic Flute”. Furthermore, Alina will sing the Queen of the Night at State Theatre Salzburg in February 2021. Due to the Covid-19-pandemic and the lockdown in Germany in November, her debut with Beethoven Orchestra Bonn had to be cancelled.
Alina was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Opera Cologne from 2018 to 2020, where she debuted as Nightingale (Stravinsky) last season. Further roles include Frasquita ("Carmen"), Woodbird ("Siegfried" for kids) and the Queen of the Night in Mozart's "Magic Flute" for kids. Her debut as Blonde („The Abduction from the Seraglio“) had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, as well as her debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. Alina will return as a guest to the Cologne opera house this season.
In the season of 2018/19 she made her debut as Olympia in „The Tales of Hoffmann“ for kids, 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 the coloratura soprano in „Je suis Jacques“ with great success.
Praised 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. In the same year she also guested at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern as Clara in Haydn’s „Il mondo della luna“.
She was nominated "Newcomer of the year" in the 2019 Opernwelt magazine critic's survey.
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.