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Marlis Petersen

Soprano

Marlis Petersen
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Marlis Petersen, voted »Female Singer of the Year« by critics from Opernwelt magazine no less than three times, is back in Frankfurt, where she has appeared in recital and sung Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, to sing Hanna Glawari (role debut) in the new production of Die lustige Witwe/The Merry Widow. This extremely popular and highly regarded performer is a regular guest at leading opera houses around the world. She recently added more new roles to her repertoire: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda at Theater an der Wien, Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt/The Dead City at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Manon at the Vienna State Opera and the title role in Beethoven's Leonore under René Jacobs on a tour of Europe. Berg's Lulu – one of her party pieces – has taken her to theatres including the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. This former member of the ensembles at the Staatstheater in Nürnberg and Deutsche Oper am Rhein is equally at home in classical coloratura roles such as Violetta (La traviata), Elettra (Idomeneo), Massenet's Thaïs, Norina (Don Pasquale) and the four Women in The Tales of Hoffmann, and contemporary music. She sang the title roles in the world premieres of Henze's Phaedra, Trojahn's La Grande Magia and Reimann's Medea. She also sang Ortrud in Schreier's Hamlet at the Theater an der Wien. Marlis Petersen is a much sought after Lieder singer, appearing regularly in recitals in halls including the Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.