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“Maren Schwier, trained in Frankfurt and quickly recognized as a new voice between the classical operatic repertoire and the most demanding new music in the region after completing her studies, is truly a soprano who is blessed with a common throat, who even with the bizarre zigzag melos of Michael Sell is not faced with insurmountable problems. "
- Wolfgang Sandner, 09/21/2017, FAZ
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 already established herself as a sought-after interpreter from classical to contemporary music during her studies.
In the 2016/17 season she began as a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Staatstheater Mainz and has been member of the opera ensemble since the season of 2018/19.
For her portrayal of Aphrodite in the world premiere Argo (José Maria Sánchez-Verdú) she was nominated as Young Artist of the Year by the magazine Opernwelt 2018.
She can be seen on stage in a wide variety of roles and concert formats. From classical operas to contemporary world premieres and performances, Maren Schwier has already made a name for herself internationally in the music theater and concert scene.
For example, in 2018 she sang during the celebrations of the Day of German Unity in the German Embassy in Paris or was hired by the music label KAIROS as a soloist for their CD production in Kiev.
She has already performed at renowned festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the SWR Festspiele Schwetzingen, the Darmstadt Summer Courses or the Vienna Music Theater Days.
Maren Schwier is regularly involved in world premieres of contemporary works and constantly works with composers of our time as well as various instrumental ensembles such as Mutare, the IEMA or the Ukho Ensemble. In her own ensembles (such as the blank space ensemble with percussionist Max Gaertner or the Ensemble in Transition) she is constantly involved in the development and conception of new pieces and performances.
Schwier made her operatic debut in 2013 in the role of Marie at the Wiesbaden Staatstheater in the world premiere of the Büchner Frauen (Paul L. Schäffer).
This was followed by various engagements in classical and contemporary operas, such as Konstanze in a children's version of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel), Miss Jessel in Britten's The Turn Of The Screw (Studiotheater Belvedere, Weimar), Diane in Orphée aux enfers as well as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosí fan tutte with the Junge Oper Rhein-Main.
At the Musiktheatertage Wien 2015 she sang the role of Antigone (a 60 minute solo performance) in the world premiere of Oedipus Lost (Fabiá Santcovsky) and another world premiere Stille Wasser (Iris ter Schiphorst) the role of Dame mit Hund.
As a soprano of the Staatstheater Mainz, Maren Schwier sang in the past in numerous productions of the music theater series Hörtheater by Anselm Dalferth (Water Walk, Zwischentöne, Tamáss, Marschmanipulation, Zerbrechliche Gespräche , Abwrackprämiere and The Cold Trip - Eine Winterreise) as well as in classic roles like Strauss' Die Fledermaus (Adele), Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel (Gretel), Gluck's Armide (Phenice) , Wagner / Loriot's Der Ring an einem Abend (Wellgunde) or the musical La cage aux folles (Jaqueline).
In the current season she made her debut in the role of Adele in J. Strauss Die Fledermaus (premiere: October 3rd, 2020) and will appear on stage as Gretel in the new production of Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel.