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Mezzo-soprano Kimberley Boettger-Soller was admitted to the Institute for the Early Promotion of Musically Gifted Students at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media at the age of 14. From 2008 to 2015, she studied at the Berlin University of the Arts with Julie Kaufmann, Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider and was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation, as well as in the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V. support programme. With her duo partner Melissa Gore, she won 1st prize in the category "Liedduo" at the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music in Graz in 2015, among other prizes. In 2015 she made her debut as Cherubino in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" at the Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim under the direction of Bruno Weil. In the 2016/17 season she was an ensemble member of the Landestheater Niederbayern, where she appeared on stage as Afra (Catalani "La Wally"), Junon (Rameau "Platée") and Fuchs (Janáček "Das schlaue Füchslein"), among others. Kimberley Boettger-Soller has been an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since the 2017/18 season. Her roles include Wellgunde (Wagner "Götterdämmerung", "Das Rheingold"), Prince Orlofsky (J. Strauss Sohn "Die Fledermaus"), Das Kind (Ravel "L'Enfant et les sortilèges"), Hänsel (Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel"), Cherubino, Lola (Mascagni "Cavalleria Rusticana"), Tisbe (Rossini "La Cenerentola") and most recently Trommler (Ullmann "Der Kaiser von Atlantis"), Bejlja (Weinberg "Masel Tov! "), Mércèdes (Bizet "Carmen"), Kater (Monsalvatge "Puss in Boots"), Ronja (Arnecke "Ronja Räubertochter") and Flora Bervoix (Verdi "La traviata"). Her roles for the 2022/23 season include Hansel, the solo part in Tom Smith's world premiere "So oder so oder so" and Prince Orlofsky.