Theresa Kronthaler grew up in Rome, where she became passionate about singing and acting at an early age. She took voice lessons with Elio Battaglia in Turin. After studying theater in London, she moved to Berlin in 2002 and studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music. She attended master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christa Ludwig and Thomas Quasthoff. Her debut as Prince Orlovsky ('Die Fledermaus') at the Geneva Opera was followed by a permanent engagement at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where her roles between 2009 and 2012 included Hänsel ('Hänsel und Gretel'), Annio ('La clemenza di Tito') and Dorabella ('Così fan tutte'). She made her debut at the Frankfurt Opera as Sesto in Handel's 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto', followed by Isoletta in Vincenzo Bellini's 'La Straniera' at the Theater an der Wien. From 2012-16 Theresa Kronthaler was a permanent ensemble member of the Komische Oper Berlin, where she appeared in productions such as 'Orpheus', 'Giulio Cesare', 'Xerxes', 'Così fan tutte', 'Hänsel und Gretel' and 'Die schöne Helena'. She is a regular guest at the Theater Bremen, where she was heard in the title role of Georges Bizet's 'Carmen', as Marguerite in Hector Berlioz' 'La Damnation de Faust' and as Elisabetta in Gaetano Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda'. She attracted international attention through Arno Schreier's world premiere of 'Hamlet' at the Theater an der Wien. At Theater Basel she can be heard as Sieglinde in 'Ring des Nibelungen'.