Magdalena Hinterdobler was born in Straubing in Bavaria, southern Germany. She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everdingunder the guidance of Andreas Schmidt and, in lied, Helmut Deutsch.
Magdalena Hinterdobler has rapidly established herself as one of the leading German singers of the younger generation. Since 2014 she has been a soloist at the Leipzig Opera, where she has collaborated with the Gewandhausorchester in making major debuts in the title role in Dvořáks RUSALKA, as Micaëla in Bizet's CARMEN and as Marie in Smetana's THE BARTERED BRIDE. Other major roles with the Leipzig company include Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FOGARO, Pamina in THE MAGIC FLUTE and Gretel in HÄNSEL AND GRETEL. Recently she has intensified her work in the Italian genre, giving acclaimed performances as Liù in Puccini's TURANDOT and as Musetta in LA BOHÈME.
On the concert stage the young soprano's extensive repertoire encompasses the baroque, classical and romantic eras, and includes an ever-expanding range of contemporary repertory. She has collaborated with many celebrated conductors and orchestras, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Stuttgart Bach Collegium, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony, the Bamberg Symphony and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Magdalena Hinterdobler's dedication to the lied genre has borne particularly notable fruits in the close artistic partnership she has developed with the pianist Gerold Huber. In 2013, the CPO label released a CD of Wagner's early songs with piano.
In 2015, Magdalena Hinterdobler made her debut at Munich's Gärtnerplatz Opera as Fiordiligi in COSI FAN TUTTE. In 2013, she performed the role of Dorella in Richard Wagner's early opera, DAS LIEBESVERBOT, with the Munich Radio Orchestra, and has subsequently performed several roles in the music dramas of Richard Wagner at the Leipzig Opera, including 3rdNorn, Woglinde and Ortlinde in DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN under the baton of General Music Director Ulf Schirmer.
In the coming seasons Magdalena Hinterdobler will begin appearing in more dramatic roles, making her debuts as Agathe in Weber's DER FREISCHÜTZ and the Empress in Richard Strauss's DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN.