The German soprano Marlis Petersen is one of the most sought-after singers of her time. The focus of her repertoire lies in the full lyric soprano fach and in the interpretation of contemporary music.
Since her acclaimed debut at the Vienna State Opera as "Lulu", she has been a regular guest on the world's most important opera stages, including the Opéra de Paris, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the State Operas in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Vienna, the Theater an der Wien, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the LA Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera and the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals.
Her wide-ranging repertoire includes roles such as Marietta (Tote Stadt), Handel's Alcina, Manon, Thais, Violetta (La Traviata), Elettra (Idomeneo), through to the Strauss roles of Salome and Marschallin (Rosenkavalier), with which she recently celebrated sensational success at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich.
As a concert singer, Marlis Petersen has appeared on all the major stages and sang at the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, among others. In the 19/20 season she was Artist in Residence of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2020 Marlis Petersen was named 'Singer of the Year' for the 4th time by the magazine "Opernwelt" for her portrayal of Salome at the Theater an der Wien. In the same year she received the OPUS KLASSIK for her album "Dimensionen: INNENWELT". In 2021 Marlis Petersen was awarded the honorary title of 'Kammersängerin' by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
After an acclaimed debut as Feldmarschallin (Rosenkavalier) at the Bavarian State Opera, as Emilia Marty in (Die Sache Makropoulos) at the Berlin State Opera, as Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) at the Salzburg Easter Festival, in the current season she can be heard as Marie (Wozzeck) at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and as Hannah Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe) at the Zurich Opera House.
|Das schlaue Füchslein
|Die Sache Makropulos
|Die Tote Stadt
|Die lustige Witwe
|Marguérite de Valois
|Le Nozze di Figaro
|Les Contes d’Hoffmann
|Der Ferne Klang
|Ariadne auf Naxos
|Die Frau ohne Schatten
|La grande Magia
|Was ihr wollt