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The soprano Maren Schwier completed her master's degree in opera singing at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Ursula Targler-Sell in 2017, but established herself as a sought-after interpreter from classical to contemporary modern times during her studies.

In the 2016/17 season she began as a member of the Junge Ensemble at the Staatstheater Mainz and has been a permanent member of the ensemble since the 2018/19 season.

 

Maren Schwier made her operatic debut in 2013 at the Wiesbaden State Theater in the world premiere of Büchner's Frauen (Paul L. Schäffer) where she showed her special talent and passion for contemporary compositions; this was followed by numerous engagements at renowned festivals and venues such as the Musiktheaterfesttage Wien (2015), SWR Schlossfestspiele Schwetzingen (2018), Darmstadt Summer Courses (2018), Alte Oper Frankfurt (2018/19), German Embassy in Paris (2018) and Rheingau Music festival (2016 and 2018). 

Maren Schwier also sang and performed at the Staatstheater Mainz in numerous contemporary productions of the world premiere music theater series Hörtheater (Water Walk (2015), Zwischenentöne (2016), Tamáss (2017), Marschmanipulation (2017), Zerbrechliche Gespräche (2018), Abwrackprämiere (2019) ,  The Cold Trip - Eine Winterreise (2020)), the children's play Klangjäger (2019), in the world premiere Das Tal der Anhnen (2020) and the co-production Argo with the SWR Festspiele Schwetzingen (2018). 

For her portrayal of Aphrodite in Argo she was nominated as Young Artist of the Year by the specialist magazine Opernwelt.

She was hired as a soloist by the music label KAIROS for the production of the CD Samuel Andreyev: Iridescent Notation (2020). 

Maren Schwier is regularly involved in world premieres of contemporary works, has already developed and performed her own solo performances and works constantly with composers of our time as well as various instrumental ensembles (including the Mutare Ensemble , the ensemble handwerk , the IEMA or the Ukho Ensemble). She also drives the development and conception of new pieces and performances in her own ensembles (such as the blank space ensemble with percussionist Max Gaertner or the ensemble in transition).

 

Maren Schwier's versatile voice and her artistic strength are evident in her contemporary work as well as in the classical operatic repertoire. 

Last season she made her by the critics acclaimed debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus and her Gretel debut in the new production of Hansel and Gretel at the Staatstheater Mainz.

Earlier guest engagements included productions such as Cosí fan tutte (Fiordiligi, 2015 Junge Oper Rhein-Main e.V.), Die Entführung aus dem Serail as a children's opera (Konstanze, 2014 Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel), The Turn Of The Screw (Miss Jessel, 2016 Studiotheater Belvedere Weimar).

 

In the 2021/22 season at the Staatstheater Mainz Maren Schwier can still be seen as Gretel and in the new production of Al Gran Sole Carico d'Amore (ML: Hermann Bäumer, D: Elisabeth Stöppler). Further line-ups will follow soon.

As a singer of the blank space ensemble and ensemble in transition , she was recently selected as a scholarship holder by the German Musikfonds and receives a project-related work grant for the development of new concert formats and programs.  

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