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The soprano Maren Schwier completed her master’s degree in opera singing with Prof. Ursula Targler-Sell at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in 2017 and already during her studies established herself as a sought-after interpreter in a wide-ranging repertoire from classical to contemporary.
Since the 2016/17 season she has been a soloist at the Staatstheater Mainz - first in the young ensemble and since the 2018/19 season as a permanent member of the ensemble.

Maren Schwier made her music theater debut in 2013 at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in the premiere of Büchner's Frauen by the composer Paul L. Schäffer. Her special talent and her passion for contemporary compositions were already evident back then; this was followed by numerous engagements at renowned festivals and organizers, such as the Musikfesttage Wien (2015), the SWR Schlossfestspiele Schwetzingen (2018), the Darmstadt Summer Courses (2018), the Alte Oper Frankfurt (2018/19), the German Embassy in Paris (2018) or the Rheingau Music Festival (2016 and 2018).

Maren Schwier has also appeared in numerous productions of contemporary works and piece developments at the Staatstheater Mainz, such as the long-standing music theater series (2016-2019) audio theater by Anselm Dalferth or the co-production argon with the SWR Festival Schwetzingen (2018).

For her portrayal of Aphrodite in Argo, she was recognized by the trade journal opera world Nominated for Young Artist of the Year.
Maren Schwier is regularly involved in premieres of contemporary works, develops and performs her own solo performances. She is constantly working with composers of our time and various instrumental ensembles (including the Mutare Ensemble, the ensemble hand werk, the IEMA and the Ukho Ensemble Kiev).

Also in other ensembles (such as the duo blank space ensemble with the percussionist Max Gaertner or the ensemble in transition an ensemble for new music, sign poetry and dance founded and developedby Désirée Hall) she drives the development and conception of new pieces and performances. She was also selected by the German Music Fund as a scholarship holder for the development of new concert formats and programs.

 

In addition to her commitment to new music, Maren Schwier's versatile voice and her acting strengths are also regularly revealed in the classical opera repertoire.

In recent seasons at the Mainz State Theater she has appeared, among others, as Adele in Die Fledermaus, Anna in Nabucco, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Wendy in Peter Pan, High Soprano in The Conquest of Mexico and Miss Donnithorne in Miss Donnithorne's Maggot. Previous guest engagements included productions such as Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi, 2015 Junge Oper Rhein-Main e.V.), The Abduction from the Seraglio as a children's opera (Konstanze, 2014 Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel), The Turn Of The Screw (Miss Jessel, 2016 Studiotheater Belvedere Weimar).

In the current season, Maren Schwier can still be seen as Wendy and Gretel at the Staatstheater Mainz. She also sings in the new productions of The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan - Edith), humanoid (L. Evers - Alma), Emilie (K. Saariaho - Emilie) and Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss - Marianne Leitmetzerin).

In addition to her artistic work on stage, Maren Schwier is also involved in promoting young talent. Among other things, she teaches singing at the Musical Dance and Arts Academy Mainz, sat as a juror on the jury of the Hessian state competition of Jugend Musiziert and is working as a lecturer in the education project of the Donaueschingen Music Festival this October.

All dates can be found on this page / s c h e d u l e .

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