Ann Petersen

Represented By:

Michael Morelli
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Ole Justesen
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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 Colón de Buenos Aires, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real de Madrid and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Next to her international career, she is an ensemble member at The Royal Danish Opera.

Ann Petersen has recently performed Isolde/Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera Copenhagen (November 2019) and at La Monnaie de Bruxelles with Alain Altinoglu and Ralf Pleger (May 2019), Turandot (her debût) with Alexander Verdernikov in Copenhagen (2019) and Kundry at Royal Danish Opera (2019).

Some of her future engagements include Salome with Claus Gut and Sokhiev at Bolshoi Theater, Isolde/Tristan und Isolde at Teatro Comunale di Bologna (with Maestro Valcuha), Leonore/Fidelio at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Ariadne/Ariadne auf Naxos at the Royal Opera Copenhagen and at the Theâtres de la ville de Luxemburg.

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.



Beethoven, L.v. Fidelio Leonore
Britten, B. Peter Grimes Ellen Orford
The Turn of the Screw Governess
Dvorak, A. Rusalka Rusalka
Heise, P. Drot og marsk Fru Ingeborg
Janacek, L. Jenufa Jenufa
Katia Kabanova Katia
Korngold, E.W. Die tote Stadt Marietta
Nielsen, C. Saul & David Michal
Puccini, G. La fanciulla del West Minnie
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Rosalinde
Strauss, R. Arabella Arabella
Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne
Capriccio Die Gräfin
Der Rosenkavalier Die Marschallin
Die Frau ohne Schatten Die Kaiserin
Elektra Chrysothemis
Salome Salome
Tchaikovsky, P.I. Eugene Onegin Tatyana
Pikovaya dama Liza
Verdi, G. Don Carlos Elisabetta
Otello Desdemona
Wagner, R. Das Rheingold Freia
Der Fliegende Holländer Senta
Die Meistersinger Eva
Die Walküre Sieglinde
Götterdämmerung Gutrune
Götterdämmerung Third Norn
Lohengrin Elsa
Parsifal Kundry
Tannhäuser Elisabeth
Tristan und Isolde Isolde
Beethoven, L.v. Christus am Ölberge
Missa Solemnis
Symphony no. 9
Britten, B. War Requiem
Dvorak, A. Stabat Mater
Te Deum
Franck, C. Les Béatitudes
Janacek, L. Glagolitic Mass
Langgaard, R. Symphony No. 2 “Vaarbrud”
Mahler, G. Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 8 (second soprano)
Mendelssohn, F. Elias
Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”
Schumann, R. Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Gretchen)
Strauss, R. Orchestral Lieder
Vier letzte Lieder
Vaughan Williams, R. Serenade to Music
Verdi, G. Messa da Requiem
Wagner, R. Wesendonck Lieder


Ann Petersen – Tannhäuser by R. Wagner – Dich teure Halle, role Elisabeth

Ann Petersen – Der Fliegende Holländer by R. Wagner – Senta’s Ballad

Ann Petersen – Die Frau Ohne Schatten by R. Strauss – Act 3

Ann Petersen – Fanciulla del West by G. Puccini – 2 Act

Ann Petersen – Tristan & Isolde by Wagner – Extraits and Liebestod – Opéra de Lyon, 2017

Ann Petersen – Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss – Es Gibt ein Reich, role Ariadne

Ann Petersen – Tannhäuser by R. Wagner – Allmächt’ge Jungfrau, role Elisabeth

Ann Petersen – Fanciulla del West by G. Puccini – 1. Act

Ann Petersen – Wesendonck Lieder by R. Wagner with Orchestre national de France

Ann Petersen – Turandot by G. Puccini – In questa reggia, Copenhagen 2019


Strauss Gala at Tivoli Copenhagen

Worldstar sang grand music of Richard Strauss. Ann Petersen went into the different extracts from the various Strauss operas ( Rosenkavalier, Frau ohne Schatten, Arabella, Ariadne and Salome) with body, soul, acting and everything. She has all the light and strength in the voice and the completely right, beautiful and big Strauss-sound to this task. She was as always fabulous and confirmed that she is a worldstar!
– Politiken, 17 June 2019

Tristan und Isolde at La Monnaie De Munt

The production enjoys a cast of very high level, dominated by the Isolde, Ann Petersen. Grandios in stature and in voice, the danish soprano familiar with the great Wagnerian and Straussian roles delivers here a remarkable performance, dominating the role without any weakness, with an assurance and a professionalism that are impressive, giving a lot of character, which at times becomes almost terrifying.
– Forum Opera, 5 May 2019

Tristan und Isolde at La Monnaie De Munt

Ann Petersen is impeccable as Isolde, having all the technical requirements for this role.
– Broadway World, 5 May 2019

Parsifal, 2. act in concert at The Royal Opera Copenhagen, 8 February 2019

It was such a big pleasure to hear Ann Petersen sing the part as Kundry. Although it was her role debût, she was feeling at home, and she sang it beautifully and secure.

– Information, 12 February 2019

Turandot, Puccini, The Royal Opera Copenhagen, 19 January 2019

Ann Petersen sings the legendary difficult part as Turandot irreproachable.
– Kulturkupeen, 4 February 2019

Turandot, Puccini, The Royal Opera Copenhagen, 19 January 2019

After her succés in Pucinnis “La fanciulla del West”, Ann Petersen adds another certain stone to her impressive career path, with a Turandot made of flesh and blood.

– Politiken, 22 January 2019

Tristan und Isolde, Opera de Lyon, 21 March 2017

Ich bewundere, wie großartig Ann Petersen die monströse Partie bewältigt, mit leicht kehligem Timbre und jungen, schlanken Höhen, trotz des nötigen Wumms in der Stimme,- und wie sie inständig versucht, nicht Waltraud Meier zu spielen, sondern Isolde.

– Die Zeit, 23 March 2017

Tristan and Isolde, Opera de Lyon, 21 March 2017

Ann Petersen is a remarkable Isolde, with subtle shudder, with a superb projection and capable also a wonderful piani, communicating an intense emotion throughout the work until its last apparition in Liebestod.
– Forumopera, 21 March 2017

Tristan und Isolde, Opera de Lyon, 21 March 2017

The danish soprano Ann Petersen is already in the great tradition of the singers, who have sung the part as Isolde during the last few decades. The strenghts of the voice is considerable: richness of timbre, flexibility of the line, not to mention an impressive vocal power. Never altering the continuity of the phrase to approach a particularly difficult note, it evolves with incredible ease in this murderous tessitura, never saving itself to reach the Liebestod with a freshness, legato and radiation intact.

– Opera-online France, 21 March 2017

Salome, The Royal Opera Copenhagen, 19 April 2016 

Ann Petersen is a wonderful Salome, who can sing the demanding part without any problems, as R. Strauss demands.

– Politiken, 19 April 2016