Marlis Petersen © Yiorgos Mavropoulos
Marlis Petersen © Yiorgos Mavropoulos
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Marlis Petersen

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BIOGRAPHY

The main focus of Marlis Petersen’s repertoire is the field of classical coloratura, however, she has also made a name for herself as an interpreter of contemporary music. After studying at the Music Academy Stuttgart and with Sylvia Geszty, she supplemented her training in the specialized areas of opera, new music and dance. She started her career as a member of the ensemble at Städtische Bühnen Nuremberg, where she sang roles such as Ännchen, Blonde, Adele, Rosina, Lulu and Queen of the Night. From 1998 to 2003, she was engaged at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf.

Marlis Petersen gave her debut at the Vienna State Opera with Lulu. She also sang this central role of her repertoire in Peter Konwitschny’s much admired staging in Hamburg, at the Chicago Lyric Opera and in a new production in Athens. Today, she is a regular guest at the most important opera houses worldwide, e.g. Opéra de Paris, Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, State Operas of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Vienna, Theater an der Wien, Metropolitan Opera New York, Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera and at the Festivals of Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence.

Important roles of her repertoire are e.g. Lulu, Violetta (Traviata), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Adele and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Marguerite (Les Huguenots), Manon, Thaïs and Elettra (Idomeneo). Recently, she enjoyed sensational success in a new Lulu production at the Bavarian State Opera, which she repeated at the Metropolitan Opera New York as an extraordinary farewell from this role. Outstanding attention was also paid to her Traviata in the Peter Konwitschny production in Graz and Vienna as well as her debut in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at the Theater an der Wien, highly acclaimed both by the press and the public. Marlis Petersen participated in important world premieres such as Werner Henze’s Phaedra in Berlin and Brussels, Manfred Trojahn’s La grande magia at Semperoper Dresden and Aribert Reimann’s Medea at the Vienna State Opera.

Highlights of the past seasons included her role debut as Richard Strauss' Salome at the Bavarian State Opera under the baton of Kirill Petrenko, followed by Korngold's Die tote Stadt again with Kirill Petrenko and directed by Simon Stone. In January 2020 she returned to the Theater an der Wien for a new production of Richard Strauss’ Salome. Marlis Petersen started into the 2020-2021 season with a new production of Korngold's Die Tote Stadt at La Monnaie in Brussels, followed by a huge success for her role debut as Marschallin in Richard Strauss's new production Rosenkavalier at the Bavarian State Opera. In the 2021-2022 season she will give her role debut as Emilia Marty in a new production of Janáček’s Věc Makropulos under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, staged by Claus Guth before she returns to the Bavarian State Opera for Strauss Rosenkavalier.

On the concert stage, the soprano has already worked with the greatest conductors worldwide such as Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Antonio Pappano, Kirill Petrenko, Jeffrey Tate, Daniel Harding, Ingo Metzmacher, Thomas Hengelbrock, Louis Langrée amongst others. Passionate also for historical performance practice, she has a close relationship to specialists such as René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Trevor Pinnock and Helmuth Rilling.

Marlis Petersen has worked with orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the RAI Orchestra Turin, the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Academy of Early Music and the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt.

In addition to the major opera roles that are scheduled in the coming months, Marlis Petersen is more and more committed to the concert and Lied repertoire. She presented the recital programme Dimensions World with Stephan Matthias Lademann at the piano in Stuttgart, at the Wiener Musikverein and at London's Wigmore Hall. The follow-up program Anderswelt was presented together with Camillo Radicke at the piano during the Munich Opera Festival, at the Frankischer Sommer, in Eisenstadt, Berlin and at London's Wigmore Hall. In 2021 Marlis Petersen presents the third edition of her Dimension-programme calles “Innerworld” together with Matthias Lademann at the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Liedfestival Zeist, at the Frankfurter Oper, at the Philharmonie in Cologne, in Dortmund, Potsdam at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, at BOZAR in Brussels as well as at the Wigmore Hall.

In the 2019-2020 season Marlis Petersen had the great honour to be featured as Artist in Residence at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013, Marlis Petersen received the very first Austrian Music Theatre Award for her interpretation of the three female main roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Theater an der Wien and was awarded “Singer of the year” for the fourth time by Opernwelt magazine in 2020.

2021 | 2022

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore
Marlis Petersen, Maximilian Schmitt, Dimitry Ivashschenko, Robin Johannsen, Johannes Weisser, Tareq Nazmi, Johannes Chum, Florian Feth, Julian Popken, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Freiburger Barockorchester
Conductor: René Jacobs
Label: Harmonia Mundi | 2019

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Dimensionen – Innenwelt
Works by Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Max Reger, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner u. a.
Piano: Stephan Matthias Lademann | Violin: Gregor Hübner
Label: Solo Musica | 2019

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Dimensionen – Anderswelt
Works by Carl Loewe, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Nikolai Medtner, Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Hans Sommer et al.
Piano: Camillo Radicke
Label: Solo Musica | 2018

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Dimensionen – Welt
Works by Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Hans Sommer, Johannes Brahms, Sigurd von Koch, Richard Wagner, Clara Schumann
Piano: Stephan Matthias Lademann
Label: Solo Musica | 2017
 

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten, Hob. XXI:3

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Mauro Peter, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass

Wiener Symphoniker
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor

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Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten, Hob. XXI:3

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Mauro Peter, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass

Wiener Symphoniker
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor

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Marlis Petersen, soprano
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano

Lied-Recital "Dimension | Innerworld"
Marlis Petersen is a popular singer in the largest opera houses. It's no coincidence that in 2020, she was hailed 'Singer of the Year' by the German magazine Opernwelt for the fourth time in her career, something no one had done before. She even excels in the song genre. With the excellent pianist Stefan Matthias Lademann, she takes you on an imaginary journey to the depths of the soul, exploring the mysterious realm of the unconscious, the night, visions and dreams. Giving us a rendition of the beautiful romantic and fin de siècle songs, she tries to give an insight into the inexplicable stirrings of the deepest inner self, from sweet thoughts to the deepest suffering.

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano

Lied-Recital "Dimension | Innerworld"
Marlis Petersen is a popular singer in the largest opera houses. It's no coincidence that in 2020, she was hailed 'Singer of the Year' by the German magazine Opernwelt for the fourth time in her career, something no one had done before. She even excels in the song genre. With the excellent pianist Stefan Matthias Lademann, she takes you on an imaginary journey to the depths of the soul, exploring the mysterious realm of the unconscious, the night, visions and dreams. Giving us a rendition of the beautiful romantic and fin de siècle songs, she tries to give an insight into the inexplicable stirrings of the deepest inner self, from sweet thoughts to the deepest suffering.

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano

Lied-Recital "Dimension | Innerworld"
Marlis Petersen is a popular singer in the largest opera houses. It's no coincidence that in 2020, she was hailed 'Singer of the Year' by the German magazine Opernwelt for the fourth time in her career, something no one had done before. She even excels in the song genre. With the excellent pianist Stefan Matthias Lademann, she takes you on an imaginary journey to the depths of the soul, exploring the mysterious realm of the unconscious, the night, visions and dreams. Giving us a rendition of the beautiful romantic and fin de siècle songs, she tries to give an insight into the inexplicable stirrings of the deepest inner self, from sweet thoughts to the deepest suffering.

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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MARLIS PETERSEN receives OPUS KLASSIK and is proclaimed "Singer of the year" for the fourth time
18Oct2020
MARLIS PETERSEN receives OPUS KLASSIK and is proclaimed "Singer of the year" for the fourth time

Marlis Petersen has been proclaimed "Sängerin des Jahres" by the magazine Opernwelt for the fourth time and was awarded the OPUS KLASSIK as "Female Singer of the year", for her album "Innenwelt". Congratulations!

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MARLIS PETERSEN as Salome at the Theater an der Wien
18Jan2020
MARLIS PETERSEN as Salome at the Theater an der Wien

After her role debut as Salome at the Bavarian State Opera, which was celebrated by audience and critics alike, Marlis Petersen takes on the role of the femme fatale at the Theater an der Wien from January 18 onwards.

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MARLIS PETERSEN presenting the CD "Innerworld"
20Sep2019
MARLIS PETERSEN presenting the CD "Innerworld"

Marlis Petersen completes her Dimensionen trilogy, presenting the CD Innenwelt to complement its two predecessors, Welt and Anderswelt

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