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The CD ANDERSWELT has been successfully recorded and the photos for the cover and booklet were taken in the Saxonian Switzerland…Time for holiday and see you again in the new season!

Enjoy your vacation!!!

Franz Lehar: Lustige Witwe – Revival

Wigmore Hall Residence – Concerts

Ghislieri-Tour – Pergolesi, Haydn, Mozart

MS Europa 2 Cruise – Once in a lifetime – EUX1827

Recitals “dimensions”-WORLD

Georg-Friedrich Händel: Alcina – role debut Alcina

Sopranissifee´s Calendar money found its place:

  To all people that took part in the Sopranissifee-Calendar-project: this year it took some time to find the right places to donate your money. But finally it found its place. The first part went to TAKIS SHELTER that cares for stray dogs and cats on Crete, the second part went to there HANGAR MUSIC […]

Mozartfest Würzburg – Recital WELT

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: ELIAS

Marlis Petersen “live”on screen with France24

Watch HERE

Recital Pierre-Boulez-Saal


Franz Lehar: The Merry Widow – role debut Hanna Glawary

Have a wonderful music-enriched new season!

Recording of the new CD “WELT” from the trilogy “Dimensionen”

Recital Elbphilharmonie – Poulenc, Faure, Duparc, Hahn, Strauss

Please note that the recital in Maulbronn has been shifted from the 1st of July to the 27th of June!

Jay Alexander´s new CD

You enjoy German film songs of the 30s and 50s and operettas? HERE is the new CD of Jay Alexander which just was nominated first in the Classic Charts. Marlis Petersen joins in with two operetta duets!

Concert Arias from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven


Richard-Strauss-Festival: Four Last Songs

New operas, concerts and recitals in 2017 you find now in the calendar!

Click HERE

Ludwig van Beethoven “Christ on the mount of olives”

Recital Emirates

Alban Berg “Seven Early Songs”

Catharsis 2017

Joseph Haydn “The Seasons”

Concert Arias from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Johannes Brahms “Ein Deutsches Requiem”

A happy and blessed New Year full of love and peace!

Merry Christmas – have a blessed holiday full of light!

Sopranissifee´s Calendar 2017

A photo collection of 18 opera years with Alban Berg´s  LULU …. a great souvenir for opera fans&freaks and at the same time an important contribution for charity. Watch the trailer and order your example HERE

Sunday 20est of November ORF is showing a documentary of Shakespeare followed by the performance of Anno Schreier´s HAMLET at Theater an der Wien in September 2016

You can see the photographs of MANON now in the gallery!

Barbara Rett meets Marlis Petersen on ORF TV

Two times you can see the ladies talking: Monday, 10th of October 2016, Heute Leben/ ORF 2, 17.30h Friday,  14th of October 2016, Kultur Heute/ ORF III,  19.50h

William Kentridge’s LULU DVD out NOW!!

The Metropolitan Opera’s ravishing LULU is out on DVD!! Click HERE for details and get yours first!

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: HAMLET


Our decisions shape our character

Recital Maulbronn Monastery – Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Berg

Die Tote Stadt – Erich Wolfgang Korngold – role debut Marietta

Expedition Eternity – “legends and lifelong dreams”

Antarctica Semi-Circumnavigation on MS Bremen from 26th of January till 3rd of March 2016

Elbphilharmonie Opening Festival

Listen an hour to Marlis Petersen on the radio

Radio Klassik Stephansdom talks to Marlis Petersen on the 7th of September at 11.05 am – click HERE  

Human Requiem – Brahms´ Requiem set on scene

Interview with “protagon”

only available in Greek language read HERE


Marlis Petersen´s calendar is now updated till the end of the year!

Christmas Oratorio IV-VI, Johann Sebastian Bach

Beautiful island paradises

see the route

New CD Release

Accentus Music just released the new CD with Felix Mendelssohn´s ELIAS. The Freiburger Barock Orchestra and RIAS Kammerchor is conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann. Soloists are Marlis Petersen, Lioba Braun, Maximilian Schmitt and Thomas Oliemans.

MANON, Jules Massenet – role debut Manon

Walter Braunfels Lieder/Songs

New CD Release

Capriccio just released the new Walter Braunfels Lieder CD with Marlis Petersen-soprano and Konrad Jarnot-baritone, on the piano Eric Schneider. Get your copy now!

ELIJAH, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

The Seasons, Joseph Haydn – Rene Jacobs and the Tonhalle Zürich Orchestra

The Vocal Quartett in Esterhazy – Haydn, Schumann, Brahms

Opera’s Bad Girl

…in the New Yorker

Marlis Petersen talks Lulu…

in Opera News

Marlis Petersen announced “Singer of the Year“!

Get your copy of the Opernwelt Yearbook

HAMLET, Anno Schreier – UA at theTheater an der Wien

Schubertiade – Marlis Petersen, Werner Güra, Christoph Berner

The Seasons, Joseph Haydn – debut with Simon Rattle

Concerts with the Ghislieri Consort, Mozart-Pergolesi  

Marlis Petersen will sing her first “Fledermaus”-Rosalinde at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich for the 2016 New Year’s Eve

Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauß – New Year’s Eve 2016!

Recital, Schumann – Strauss – Rihm


Exotic Worlds


Under the African Sun – cancelled

Things are not always what they seem……

Welcome to the new season 2015/16!

Never stop enjoying music!

Open Talk “A friend, a good friend…“ – about friendships in the music scene

Marlis Petersen wishes all her friends and fans…

…a wonderful summer break!   😎

Molyvos International Music Festival – Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Molyvos International Music Festival, Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Marlis Petersen as LULU on the cover of the Opernwelt magazine of July

Read the reviews about Lulu in Munich and Amsterdam

Idomeneo, W.A. Mozart – concert version

Read the ravishing reviews…

…for Munich´s LULU in Deutschland Radio & neue musikzeitung.  

August 2015 | MasterClass Voice “Viennese classical music”

Information and application here

OPERNGLAS May-edition

Marlis Petersen talks about LULU – this year in Munich and New York

3-day masterclass in Eisenstadt

Recital Eisenstadt – Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Salzburg Festival – Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 and Lazarus Oratorio

Musique & Vin au Clos-Vougeot – Opera Gala

Ludwig van Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

Ludwig van Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

Lulu, Alban Berg – new production

Neuproduktion an der MET November/Dezember 2015                                                                                                  november/december […]

Lulu, Alban Berg – Revival

Elias, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

The Seasons, Joseph Haydn

Lulu, Alban Berg

Nomination of Das ewig Weibliche

The recording of Goethe Lieder  has been nominated for a BBC Music Magazine Award 2013 in the Vocal category         .

Screen Stars in Opera News magazine U.S.A. “The Best of the year 2012”

Amongst the standout individual performances on DVD and Blu-ray  for 2012 was that of Marlis Petersen in La Traviata (Arthaus Musik)


From Budapest we wish you… a miraculously enlightening new year   .

Check out the Don Pasquale photos…

…in the gallery

KURIER awards Marlis Petersen

KURIER newspaper places Marlis Petersen among the artists of the year . 

Merry Christmas – Peace for all


MarlisCalendar 2013

“12 months with Marlis in the Greek forest Tatoi” Send a message to to order your copy for New Year´s. Price: 24 Euros plus postal fees – all earnings will go to the Greece charity project “Sopranissifee” created to support the people in need …as well as animals.   .

Long live passion…

Don Pasquale – Chicago: Click and glimpse!

Missa Solemnis with Harnoncourt on 3 SAT

On December 1st at 8.15pm watch & listen Beethoven´s great Missa on TV with Marlis Petersen singing the soprano part

Have your “opernglas” ready…

Title story with Marlis Petersen

“Glance towards heaven” An inspiring review on the “Eternal Feminine” in Berlin-Radialsystem

Das Opernglas – Presentation of the Ocean Sun Festival on board of the MS EUROPA

Read here to get a glimpse of what happened this summer in the fjords…

Goethe in Frankfurt

Read the review of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Have a nice summer everybody…

…and greetings from the Norwegian fjords!   .

The Tales of Hoffmann

Photos from ” The Tales of Hoffmann” NOW in the gallery

Marlis Petersen meets the Far East…

Masterclass Sapporo – Japan,13th till 23rd of July 2012

“Tales of Hoffmann”

Review in the Kurier newspaper “Kulturmagazin”

Marlis Petersen talks to Franz Zoglauer about “Tales of Hoffmann”

Tales of Hoffmann and other stories

Marlis Petersen interview on Salzburger Nachrichten

The Tales of Hoffmann

Theater an der Wien background information on the new staging 

Symphony No.2, Gustav Mahler

BR alpha

TV report about Marlis Petersen on 4th of June at 9pm

Petition – Opera at the Rhine

Marlis Petersen´s short film to help saving the Duisburg opera and orchestra .

Opernwelt – quadrature of the circle

Read Opernwelt’s article on Marlis Petersen´s new Goethe-CD and Traviata DVD       .

Kuturradio Berlin about the new Goethe CD

Read here

Wiesloch date change

Please note that the date of the Wiesloch Schubert Quartette evening has changed from the 28th to the 30th of September 2012

The Seasons, Joseph Haydn (H.Rilling)

Interview with Marlis Petersen about her new Goethe CD and Lied in general

Out Now…

… Marlis Petersen’s new Cd   

Duo Recital Marlis Petersen & Roberto Servile/Fabio Luisi

Masterclass Sapporo – Japan,13th till 23rd of July 2012

Geneva Goethe Recital

A new date has been announced for the Goethe recital in the Grand Theatre Geneve: 11th of March 2012

A Requiem from Humans to Humans

A review by “Tagesspiegel” of the premiere at the Radialsystem in Berlin


South Seas Cruise

Music of the Fjords

New Date for Athens Concert

 A new date has been announced for the ” Goethe and his literary Women” concert in Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall that will now take place on March the 14th (instead of February the 18th).


Merry Christmas & a peaceful 2012!

Schubert Quartets

MasterClasses – People are welcome to listen!

Opernwelt Review -August 2011

Read the review for the Huguenots production in La Monnaie-Bruxelles in Opernwelt Magazine

Lazarus, Franz Schubert

Marlis Petersen in SALON

A close up of the Salzburg Festival star by renown photographer Felix Broede in SALON -the Salzburg Festival Magazine

Salzburg Festival

Read the latest news about Salzburg in the festival blog… -11.07.2011 -17.07.2011 -23.07.2011

Das Opernglas 7/8 out now!

Read the current review of “the hugenottes” and the interview with Marlis Petersen about “being curious, eclectic and open-minded”!

Vision without action is a daydream – Action without vision is a nightmare

Reporting from the spot

The BBC Music Magazine Awards on the June issue of the  BBC Music Magazine


Goethe and his literary women

The Wine, Alban Berg

The Tales of Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach

Missa Solemnis, Ludwig van Beethoven (N.Harnoncourt)

Die Zauberflöte-2011 BBC Music Magazine Awards

The CD “Die Zauberflöte”  by Harmonia Mundi, conducted by René Jacobs,  was the winner of the opera category at the 2011 BBC Music Magazine Awards that took place yesterday at London’s Kings Place. Marlis Petersen received the award on behalf of the production team. For more information click here: 2011 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Young Philharmonia Brandenburg – Anniversary Concert

Stabat Mater, Francis Poulenc

Human Requiem by Sasha Waltz / music: A German Requiem, Johannes Brahms (piano version)

Schumann Quartets

Lazarus, Franz Schubert

Traviata Review

You can find the review for the Graz Traviata in Opernwelt Magazine of March 2011

Goethe and his literary women

Goethe and his literary women

Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Carmina Burana, Carl Orff – Salve Regina, Johanna Doderer

Schubert Quartets

Ino Cantata, Georg Philipp Telemann

The Marriage of Figaro, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

St John Passion, Johann Sebastian Bach

Symphony no.4, Gustav Mahler

The Seasons, Joseph Haydn

La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi