Biography

What the artistic world and audiences find so enchanting about Marlis Petersen is an ability to combine a voice of rare crystal clarity and brightness with an alert stage presence that enables her to completely identify with her roles and make their fates seem pure truth and instantaneous reality.

  • 1968

    Born in Sindelfingen/ Baden-Württemberg-Germany in the sign of Aquarius

    1968

    Born in Sindelfingen/ Baden-Württemberg-Germany in the sign of Aquarius

  • 1975

    Learning the piano

    1975

    Learning the piano

  • 1980

    Second instrument traverse flute

    1980

    Second instrument traverse flute

  • 1984

    Becoming a member of the St. Gallus church choir in Tuttlingen

    1984

    Becoming a member of the St. Gallus church choir in Tuttlingen

  • 1987

    Beginning of musical studies in the conservatoire Stuttgart
    Joining in the cover band SQUARE

    1987

    Beginning of musical studies in the conservatoire Stuttgart
    Joining in the cover band SQUARE

  • 1988

    Training in jazz and tap-dancing at the New York City Dance School Stuttgart

    1988

    Training in jazz and tap-dancing at the New York City Dance School Stuttgart

  • 1990

    Award winner in the VDMK-competition Berlin for Opera/Concert/Lied

    1990

    Award winner in the VDMK-competition Berlin for Opera/Concert/Lied

  • 1991

    Award winner in the VDMK-competition Berlin for Musical/Chanson/Song

    1991

    Award winner in the VDMK-competition Berlin for Musical/Chanson/Song

  • 1992

    Touring with operetta and musical with the duo Lisa&Sasse

    1992

    Touring with operetta and musical with the duo Lisa&Sasse

  • 1993

    First contract at the opera Nuremberg as a coloratura soubrette

    1993

    First contract at the opera Nuremberg as a coloratura soubrette

  • 1998

    Second employment at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg as lyric coloratura soprano

    1998

    Second employment at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg as lyric coloratura soprano

  • 2003

    Starting off as a free-lanced singer

    2003

    Starting off as a free-lanced singer

  • 2004

    Opernwelt – “singer of the year” for Konwitschny’s LULU at State Opera Hamburg

    2004

    Opernwelt – “singer of the year” for Konwitschny’s LULU at State Opera Hamburg

  • 2009

    Leaving Germany and moving to Athens, Greece

    2009

    Leaving Germany and moving to Athens, Greece

  • 2010

    Second time opernwelt- “singer of the year” for Marelli’s view on Reimann’s MEDEA at Vienna State Opera

    2010

    Second time opernwelt- “singer of the year” for Marelli’s view on Reimann’s MEDEA at Vienna State Opera

  • 2015

    Third time “singer of the year” for Tcherniakov’s LULU at the Bavarian State Opera

    2015

    Third time “singer of the year” for Tcherniakov’s LULU at the Bavarian State Opera

  • 2017

    Birth of the trilogy “dimensions” MENSCH&LIED –
    first conceptional CD cycle starting off with WORLD/WELT

    2017

    Birth of the trilogy “dimensions” MENSCH&LIED –
    first conceptional CD cycle starting off with WORLD/WELT

  • 2018

    “dimensions” trilogy part 2 – OTHERWORLD/ANDERSWELT
    Leaving Athens and moving to the Peloponnese to follow a second vocation: making olive oil

    2018

    “dimensions” trilogy part 2 – OTHERWORLD/ANDERSWELT
    Leaving Athens and moving to the Peloponnese to follow a second vocation: making olive oil

  • 2019

    “dimension” trilogy part 3 – INNERWORLD/INNENWELT

    2019

    “dimension” trilogy part 3 – INNERWORLD/INNENWELT

  • 2020

    Fourth time “singer of the year” for Stone’s TOTE STADT at the Bavarian State Opera and Habjan’s SALOME at Theater an der Wien
    OPUS KLASSIK for “dimensions” INNERWORLD

    2020

    Fourth time “singer of the year” for Stone’s TOTE STADT at the Bavarian State Opera and Habjan’s SALOME at Theater an der Wien
    OPUS KLASSIK for “dimensions” INNERWORLD

  • 2020
    A felicific peak of the dimensions-project:  all WORLDS in one box plus bonus CD with a NEW WORLD

    2020

    A felicific peak of the dimensions-project:  all WORLDS in one box plus bonus CD with a NEW WORLD

1968

Born in Sindelfingen/ Baden-Württemberg-Germany in the sign of Aquarius

1975

Learning the piano

1980

Second instrument traverse flute

1984

Becoming a member of the St. Gallus church choir in Tuttlingen

1987

Beginning of musical studies in the conservatoire Stuttgart
Joining in the cover band SQUARE

1988

Training in jazz and tap-dancing at the New York City Dance School Stuttgart

1990

Award winner in the VDMK-competition Berlin for Opera/Concert/Lied

1991

Award winner in the VDMK-competition Berlin for Musical/Chanson/Song

1992

Touring with operetta and musical with the duo Lisa&Sasse

1993

First contract at the opera Nuremberg as a coloratura soubrette

1998

Second employment at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg as lyric coloratura soprano

2003

Starting off as a free-lanced singer

2004

Opernwelt – “singer of the year” for Konwitschny’s LULU at State Opera Hamburg

2009

Leaving Germany and moving to Athens, Greece

2010

Second time opernwelt- “singer of the year” for Marelli’s view on Reimann’s MEDEA at Vienna State Opera

2015

Third time “singer of the year” for Tcherniakov’s LULU at the Bavarian State Opera

2017

Birth of the trilogy “dimensions” MENSCH&LIED –
first conceptional CD cycle starting off with WORLD/WELT

2018

“dimensions” trilogy part 2 – OTHERWORLD/ANDERSWELT
Leaving Athens and moving to the Peloponnese to follow a second vocation: making olive oil

2019

“dimension” trilogy part 3 – INNERWORLD/INNENWELT

2020

Fourth time “singer of the year” for Stone’s TOTE STADT at the Bavarian State Opera and Habjan’s SALOME at Theater an der Wien
OPUS KLASSIK for “dimensions” INNERWORLD

2020

A felicific peak of the dimensions-project:  all WORLDS in one box plus bonus CD with a NEW WORLD