Maria-Isabella Jung, soprano, was born in Cologne as the child of two opera singers. In her first career, she studied oboe at the Folkwang Musikhochschule Essen and at the Hochschule für Musik Hamburg. She has been a member of the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg as an oboist and English horn player from 2009 until 2018. At 29 years of age, she became the youngest professor at the Konservatorium Hamburg.
In between, she began her studies in opera singing with Prof. Norma Sharp and continued with Prof. Hans Sotin and Prof. Jan-Hendrik Rootering, before she returned to Prof. Norma Sharp.
Maria-Isabella Jung received a number of scholarships and today she is a sought-after concert and lieder singer with regular engagements in Germany and abroad. Her performances included, inter alia, „Requiem“ (Brahms), „Stabat Mater“ (Pergolesi), „Stabat Mater“ (Dvorak) and „Elias“ (Mendelssohn) with members of the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg. Maria-Isabella Jung regularly works with several opera coaches and conductors.
She has a great passion for the German opera, lied and operetta repertoire. During the opening season of the Elbphilhamonie Hamburg, Maria-Isabella Jung sang Lieder of Joseph Canteloube in the old French language Occitan at the first Philharmonic Chamber Concert of the State Opera Hamburg. In the last years she has given recitals in many European countries. Her repertoire is ranging around Mahler, Wagner and also French and Polish repertoire.
In the meantime, Maria-Isabella Jung’s voice has developed from a coloratura soprano to a jugendlich-dramatic soprano. Therefore, she is now studying new parts, particularly from Richard Wagner.
Review of her performances constantly praise the special quality of her voice and her interpretational ability (see "reviews").