She was born in Germany and started her career at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. She has been Artistic Director of the opera houses in Bonn and Leipzig, Germany, and served as Artistic Advisor for the Primorsky Opera Theater in Vladivostok, Russia. She has also been engaged as a stage director at the Frankfurt Opera, the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg and, for the Indiana University, at the Musical Arts Center Bloomington, U.S.A.
From 2014 to 2018 she was the Opera Director and Deputy General Director of the Hamburg State Opera. Her area of competence primarily covered all casting issues as well as the development of the ensemble and the management of the International Opera Studio.
Prior to her work at the Hamburg State Opera, she was the owner and director of the London based artists’ agency Haydn Rawstron Ltd.. In 2018 she founded the new international artists’ agency CANTO+.
She is often invited as a member of the jury of international singing competitions.