Prof. Ulrike Sonntag first studied school music and German language and literature in Stuttgart, then singing in Romania and at the Berlin University of the Arts. She was a prize-winner at several competitions. While still a student, she made her debut at the Hamburg State Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Permanent opera engagements took her via Heidelberg and Mannheim to the Stuttgart State Theatre in 1988. From 1991 to 1994 she was a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera. In addition, Sonntag pursued an international concert career, as evidenced by numerous radio, television and vinyl recordings as well as CD and DVD recordings. Her repertoire includes works from the baroque to contemporary music. Since April 2005 she has held a professorship for singing at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart.