She is closely associated with the Vienna State Opera (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Arabella, Salome, Die tote Stadt, Parsifal, Jenufa, Der Rosenkavalier, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and Pique Dame), the Opera National de Paris (Salome, Katya Kabanova, Cardillac, Der Rosenkavalier, Wozzeck, Parsifal, Fidelio, and Vec Makropulos), the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Tannhäuser, Fidelio, Pique Dame and Erwartung under Daniel Barenboim, Der Rosenkavalier and Tannhäuser under Philippe Jordan) and the Bayerische Staatsoper (Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Parsifal, Jenufa and Wozzeck). For the Salzburg festivals she has sung Katya Kabanova, Die Tote Stadt, Wozzeck, Fidelio and Vec Makropulos. She has sung with the London Symphony Orchestra (Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev and Gianandrea), Philharmonia Orchestra (Esa Pekka Salonen and Andris Nelsons) and the Berliner Philharmoniker (Sir Simon Rattle) and appears at the Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera New York, Netherlands Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Opernhaus Zürich and at the Paris Chatelet. She has also made a highly acclaimed debut at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in Vec Makropulos.
Her future engagements include appearances with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Nelsons) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (Philippe Jordan). She returns to the opera houses of London, Munich, Madrid and Vienna.
Her jazz and chanson programme “From Babelsberg to Beverly Hills” (devoted to the era of Marlene Dietrich and Zarah Leander) tours to the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau and to the opera houses of Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo, Frankfurt, Paris and Milan. Her Kurt Weill recital “Two Lives to live” has been premiered at the 2011 Salzburg Festival and will among others be presented at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2013.
She was voted Singer of the Year by Opernwelt in 1999 and in 2007 she received the Deutsche Theaterpreis Der Faust for her portrayal of Salome. In February 2009 the Austrian Government awarded the title of Kammersängerin of the Wiener Staatsoper.