German soprano Mirella Hagen started her path on stage as a young artist with the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where she worked with conductors like Manfred Honeck and Marc Soustrot, singing Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Anna Kennedy (Maria Stuarda) and Blumenmädchen (Parsifal).
After years of experience singing in the ensembles of Theater Regensburg, Opera Vlaanderen, Oper Dortmund and Staatstheater Braunschweig, (Gretel, Valencienne, Pamina, Gilda, Norina, Eliza Doolittle), she began her freelance career with a wide repertoire.
In recent seasons, Mirella has appeared at Theater an der Wien (Helena, Morgana, Waldvogel, Woglinde), Semperoper Dresden (Pamina, Gretel), Bayerische Staatsoper (Waldvogel), Staatsoper Stuttgart (Pamina), Grand Théâtre Genève (Waldvogel), Opéra National de Lyon (Ciboletta), Landestheater Detmold (Susanna), Komische Oper Berlin (Širin), Oper Graz (Hanne – Jahreszeiten). With Kirill Petrenko she appeared at the Bayreuther Festspiele in the Ring-Cycle, staged by Frank Castorf as Woglinde and Waldvogel each year from 2013 – 2015.
She made her debut at Elbphilharmonie shortly after its opening with Rheingold (Woglinde) under Marek Janowski and the NDR Symphony Orchestra. With Sir Simon Rattle she interpreted the Rheingold Woglinde with the BR Symphonieorchester. The performance is published on BR Klassik.
She has worked extensively with conductor Helmuth Rilling, singing various Bach Cantatas and the „Exsultate, Jubilate“ in Seoul (Korea) and Milano (Italy) and the C-Minor Mass of Mozart. With René Jacobs she worked on pieces like Falstaff (Salieri), Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi), Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) and Orpheus (Telemann).
She has collaborated with orchestras such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Freiburger Barockorchester, with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Concentus Musicus Wien and Belgium’s B’Rock.
Concert appearances include the most known places like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gasteig München, Kölner Philharmonie, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, Liceu Barcelona, Bozar Brussels, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Zürich Seoul Arts Center, Tonhalle Zürich, Teatro Olimpico and others. She works with the finest conductors in the world, including Iván Fischer, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, René Jacobs, Antonello Manacorda and Václav Luks.
During the pandemic period she was invited to sing concerts broadcasted by Deutschlandradio Kultur and recorded various pieces like the Italian Songbook by Hugo Wolf. Since she finished her studies with Prof. Ulrike Sonntag in Stuttgart she is also singing many recitals like at the Villa Wahnfried Richard-Wagner-Museum Bayreuth and the International Hugo-Wolf-Academy Stuttgart.
Currently Mirella Hagen is teaching at the Musikhochschule Würzburg.