The authoritative German magazine Opernwelt has released its Jahrbuch 2020. After questioning 50 independent and internationally renowned critics, it takes stock of the past opera season. After awards in 2004, 2010, and 2015, Marlis Petersen, currently performing at La Monnaie in Die Tote Stadt has been proclaimed ‘Sängerin des Jahres’ for the fourth time. Nobody can imitate the German soprano.
Marlis Petersen received her nomination for her “method acting-inspired interpretation of Korngold’s Marietta (and Marie) at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, in addition to that of Salome (Strauss) at the Theater an der Wien. In both cases, the soprano has created role portraits that fascinate by their layering and their existential weight; in short, by an authenticity that almost makes the viewer forget that they are fictional characters.”
We also would like to congratulate Marlis Petersen for the OPUS KLASSIK "Female Singer of the year", which she received for her album "Dimensionen Innenwelt". She shared the price with Elina Garanca, who received the award for her album “Sol y Vida”.
OPUS KLASSIK is the new prize for classical music in Germany. The promotion of classical music and especially the awarding of prizes to its artists is the aim of the Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik e. V., the organiser of the most important German classical music prize. An expert jury, composed of representatives of the music and media industry, awards 47 prize winners in 25 categories. The 2020 prize winners have been selected by the nine-member jury and and were announced in autumn 2020. The OPUS KLASSIK 2020 has been awarded on 18 October 2020 in the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Marlis Petersen, soprano
Stephan Matthias Lademann, piano
22. Januar 2021 | Vevey