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Ann Petersen

– World management except Scandinavia –

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 and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.


Ann Petersen has recently performed 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.
Some of her future Engagements include Leonore (Fidelio) at the Royal Opera Copenhagen as well as at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Kundry (Parsifal) in Copenhagen, Salome with Claus Gut and Sokhiev at the Bolshoi Theatre and Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Theâtres de la ville de Luxemburg.
Highlights in 2017/2018 included Beethoven 9. Symph. in Tel Aviv (2018), Isolde in Kassel (2018), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) in Monte Carlo with José Curâ (2018), 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, R. Wagner Gala Concert at Bolshoi Theatre, and Minnie (Fanciulla del West) in Copenhagen ( 2017).


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


Highlights in season 2014/2015 included Marschallin in Copenhagen, Isolde’s “Liebestod” in a Tribute Concert to Montserrat Caballé at Teatro Real de Madrid, Isolde at the Greek National Opera in Athens and Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) with Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin.


Highlights in season 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 included Elsa at La Scala di Milano with Barenboim and Jonas Kaufmann, Elisabeth with Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin, Elisabeth in Copenhagen, Senta at the Chorégies d’Orange, Desdemona (Otello) in Copenhagen, Senta 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 Kirill Petrenko.


In 2012 Mrs. Petersen sang Isolde at Welsh National Opera with Ben Heppner as Tristan, Kaiserin in Copenhagen, Wagner Gala at Opera de Lyon, Isolde at the Danish National Opera, Freia (Das Rheingold) at ROH Covent Garden with A. Pappano and Senta with Noseda at Teatro Regio di Torino.


In 2011 she made her debût as Isolde at Opera de Lyon with K. Petrenko. She also performed Elsa at Teatro Colôn de Buenos Aires and a Gala Concert in Montpellier with R. Strauss Arias and Orchestra Lieder.


In 2010 she sang Freia at Opera national de Paris with Philippe Jordan, Marietta (Die tote Stadt) at the Danish National Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos in Copenhagen and Leonore in Beethoven’s Leonore at Komische Oper Berlin.

January 2021 – For the most recent version please contact Katharina Nussbaum