Marie-Luise Dressen - Biography

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Marie-Luise Dressen (Mezzo-Soprano)


Portrait Marie-Luise DressenBorn into a musical family in Torgau, Germany mezzo-soprano Marie-Luise Dressen received her first musical training at the age of six. She played the violin and sang in several choirs for children. After school she studied singing at “Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Academy” in Leipzig with Elvira Dressen, Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender and Rudolph Pirnay. During the academy period she participated in university productions where she sang Ruggiero, Haensel, Cherubino, Dorabella and Cenerentola.

In 2008 Marie-Luise Dressen made her debut as Octavian at Theatre Vorpommern. She sang that role again as a guest in Malmö 2011. From 2008 until 2011 she was an ensemble member at Theatre Gera/Altenburg where she debuted as Komponist (Ariadne), Romeo, Orlofsky and Nele (Ulenspiegel by Braunfels). During this time the artist also sang Sieglinde in a concert performance in Leipzig.

In 2011 Marie-Luise Dressen joined the opera-ensemble in Lucerne, Switzerland. There she interpreted Hyppolyta, Orlando, Sesto, Cenerentola, Ruggiero, Komponist, Eliza, Adalgisa, Valencienne and Mercédès. The artist also was the central part of a new production of La Fura dels Baus, called “Cantos de Sirena”. Also in Lucerne she sang Shéhérazade in Simon Wills world premiere of “The stolen smells” in a co-production with NDR Radio-Philharmonie, Hannover under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock.

As a guest Marie-Luise Dressen was invited to Basel in 2015 to sing “F5” in Ruzickas opera Hölderlin unter the baton of the composer.

At the Federal singing competition in Berlin Marie-Luise Dressen won the second prize. She was nominated “Best Rising Artist” by the journal Opernwelt in 2013 and 2014.

Zuletzt aktualisiert am 30. Aug. 2016


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