Ann Petersen

Danish Ann Petersen is a well-known international Soprano and is notable for her performances  especially in the German repertoire of R. Wagner and R. Strauss. She has been singing at many of  the major Opera Houses such as : Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House  Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro Colôn de Buenos Aires, Opera National de  Paris, Teatro Real de Madrid, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Bolshoi Theatre Moskow.

Ann Petersen recently performed Salome with Claus Gut and Sokhiev at the Bolshoi Theatre  ( Febr./March and in Mai 2021) as well as Ariadne/ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Theâtres de la ville  de Luxemburg with Katie Mitchell and Lawrence Renes ( April 2021) 


Future engagements include Mrs. D/ Mystery of Desires at the Royal Opera Copenhagen ( Aug./ Sept. 2021), Leonore/ Fidelio at Teatr Wielki in Warszaw ( oct. 2021), Sieglinde/ Die Walküre  ( March 2022) as well as Tosca/ Tosca ( her debût, April/Mai 2022) at the Royal Opera  Copenhagen. Isolde/ Tristan und Isolde with the Philharmonic Orchestra in Taiwan ( July 2022). 


Highlights in 2019/ 2020 included Turandot ( her debût) with Alexander Verdernikov and Isolde/  Tristan und Isolde with Lothar Königs at the Royal Opera Copenhagen 2019. Concert with Radio  France de Paris “Wesendonc Lieder” and “Liebestod”. She also sang Isolde at La Monnaie de  Bruxelles with Alain Altinoglu and Ralf Pleger ( Mai 2019) as well as in Bologna ( jan. 2020) with  Juraj Valcuha). Leonore/ Fidelio at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen ( sept. 2020).


Highlights in 2017/ 2018 included Beethoven 9. Symph. in Tel Aviv ( 2018), Isolde/ Tristan und Isolde in Kassel ( 2018), Ellen Orford/ Peter Grimes in Monte Carlo with José Curâ ( 2018), Isolde/ Tristan und Isolde at Opera de Lyon with Häenchen, and at the NCPA in Beijing, directed by Mariusz Trelinski ( 2017), “Vier Letzte Lieder” by R. Strauss with Orchestra National de Radio France Paris, Gala Concert at Bolshoi Theatre ( 2 act. Tannhäuser) and Minnie ( her debût)/ Fanciulla del West in Copenhagen (2017).


Highlights in season 2015/2016 included Elsa/ Lohengrin in Hamburg conducted by Nagano, Freia/Das Rheingold at Semper Oper Dresden conducted by Thielemann, Senta/ Der Fliegende Holländer in Copenhagen, debut as Salome also at the Royal Danish Opera in Stefan Herheims regie. Further engagements in 2015/2016 included the Marschallin/ Der Rosenkavalier at Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Adam Fischer, Leonore/ Fidelio in Taiwan, Kaiserin/ Frau ohne Schattenin Copenhagen and Gutrune/ Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim.


Higlights in season 2014/2015 included Die Marschallin/ Der Rosenkavalier in Copenhagen, Isoldes “Liebestod” in a Tribute Concert to Montserrat Caballé at Teatro Real de Madrid, Isolde/Tristan und Isolde at the Greek National Opera in Athens and Elisabeth/Tannhäuser with Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin.


Highlights in the seasons of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 included Elsa/Lohengrin at La Scala di Milano with Barenboim and J. Kaufmann, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser with Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser in Copenhagen, Senta/Der fliegende Holländer at the Chorégies d’Orange, Desdemona/Otello in Copenhagen, Senta/Der fliegende Holländer in Copenhagen and Wagner Galas in Baden-Baden with Thielemann (Isolde and Elsa), at Opéra de Monte-Carlo (Sieglinde and Isolde) and in Copenhagen (Sieglinde) with K. Petrenko.


In 2012 Mrs. Petersen sang Isolde at Welsh National Opera with Ben Heppner as Tristan, Kaiserin/Die Frau ohne Schattenin Copenhagen, Wagner Concert at Opéra de Lyon, Isolde in Copenhagen, Freia/Das Rheingold at ROH Covent Garden London with A. Pappano and Senta/Der Fliegende Holländer with Noseda at Teatro Regio di Torino.


In 2011 she made her debut as Isolde at Opéra de Lyon with K. Petrenko. She also performed Elsa/Lohengrin at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and a Gala Concert in Montpellier with R. Strauss Arias and Orchesterlieder.


In 2010 she sang Freia/Das Rheingold at Opéra National de Paris (Bastille) with Philippe Jordan, Marietta/Die Tote Stadtwith Danish National Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos in Copenhagen and Leonore in Beethoven’s Leonore at Komische Oper Berlin.


Her Concert repertoire include among others, Beethoven 9. Symph. (with Kent Nagano, Marc Soustrout), Mahler’s 2., 4. & 8. Symph., Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, R. Strauss’ Orchestra Lieder & Four Last Songs (with Hartmut Haenchen, Kent Nagano), R. Wagner’s Wesendonc Lieder, Wagner Gallas (Christian Thielemann, Kirill Petrenko), Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang & Elias, Les Béatitudes by César Franc.


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