Ann Petersen is a well-known international soprano and is notable for her performances, especially in the German repertoire of R. Wagner and R. Strauss. She has been singing at many of the major Opera Houses such as: Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro Colôn de Buenos Aires, Opera National de Paris, Teatro Real de Madrid, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow.


Ann Petersen’s most recent engagements include (among others):

  • Salome with Claus Gut and Sokhiev at the Bolshoi Theatre (Feb., Mar., and May 2021 and in Feb. 2022);
  • Ariadne/Ariadne auf Naxos (with Katie Mitchell and Lawrence Renes in Apr. 2021) and Isolde/Tristan und Isolde (Feb. 2023) with Aix-En-Provence in Luxembourg;
  • Leonore/Fidelio at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw (Oct. 2021);
  • Sieglinde/Walküre (Mar. 2022), a debut as Tosca (April-May 2022), New Year’s Gala Concerts (Dec. 2023) and Ariadne/Ariadne auf Naxos (Mar. 2024) at the Royal Danish Opera;
  • Judith/Bluebeard’s Castle w. Adam Fischer and Dresdner Philharmonie (role debut, Nov. 2022) and w. Aarhus Symfoniorkester (May 2023);
  • Wagner’s Isoldes Liebestod (concert) at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Jan. 2023);
  • a concert (Wagner/Holmès) w. Orchester National de Metz at Philharmonie de Paris (Feb. 2023).

Her future engagements include (among others):

  • a soprano in Vier Letzte Lieder and Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier (concert version) w. Taiwan Philharmonic;
  • Sieglinde/Walküre at NCPA Beijing.



Highlights in 2019/2020 included Turandot ( her debût) with Alexander Verdernikov and Isolde/Tristan und Isolde with Lothar Königs at the Royal Danish Opera (2019), and a concert with Radio France de Paris “Wesendonc Lieder” and “Liebestod”. She also sang Isolde at La Monnaie de Bruxelles with Alain Altinoglu and Ralf Pleger (May 2019) as well as in Bologna (Jan. 2020, with Juraj Valcuha), as well as Leonore/Fidelio at the Royal Danish Opera ( Sept. 2020).


The highlights of 2017-2018 included Beethoven 9. Symph. in Tel Aviv (2018), Isolde/Tristan und Isolde in Kassel ( 2018), Ellen Orford/Peter Grimes in Monte Carlo with José Curâ ( 2018), Isolde/Tristan und Isolde at Opera de Lyon with Häenchen, and at the NCPA in Beijing, directed by Mariusz Trelinski ( 2017), “Vier Letzte Lieder” by R. Strauss with Orchestra National de Radio France Paris, Gala Concert at Bolshoi Theatre ( 2 act. Tannhäuser) and Minnie ( her debût)/ Fanciulla del West in Copenhagen (2017).


Highlights in 2015/2016 included Elsa/Lohengrin in Hamburg conducted by Nagano, Freia/Das Rheingold at Semper Oper Dresden conducted by Thielemann, Senta/Der Fliegende Holländer in Copenhagen, debut as Salome also at the Royal Danish Opera in Stefan Herheims regie. Further engagements in 2015/2016 included the Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier at Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Adam Fischer, Leonore/Fidelio in Taiwan, Kaiserin/Frau ohne Schattenin at Copenhagen and Gutrune/Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Career Highlights from Previous Seasons

Higlights in season 2014/2015 included Die Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier in Copenhagen, Isoldes “Liebestod” in a Tribute Concert to Montserrat Caballé at Teatro Real de Madrid, Isolde/Tristan und Isolde at the Greek National Opera in Athens and Elisabeth/Tannhäuser with Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin.

Highlights in the seasons of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 included Elsa/Lohengrin at La Scala di Milano with Barenboim and J. Kaufmann, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser with Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser in Copenhagen, Senta/Der fliegende Holländer at the Chorégies d’Orange, Desdemona/Otello in Copenhagen, Senta/Der fliegende Holländer in Copenhagen and Wagner Galas in Baden-Baden with Thielemann (Isolde and Elsa), at Opéra de Monte-Carlo (Sieglinde and Isolde) and in Copenhagen (Sieglinde) with K. Petrenko.


Ann Petersen – Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss – Es gibt ein Reich – the Royal Danish Opera, Mar. 2024

Ann Petersen – Die Walküre by R. Wagner – The Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Mar. 2022

Ann Petersen – Salome by R. Strauss (3 sc.) – The Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Season 2021-22

Ann Petersen – Tristan und Isolde by R. Wagner – Liebestod – La Monnaie De Munt, Season 2019-20

Ann Petersen – Turandot by G. Puccini – In questa reggia, Copenhagen 2019

Ann Petersen – Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss – Das waren zauber worte – the Royal Danish Opera, Mar. 2024

Ann Petersen – Salome by R. Strauss (3 sc.) – The Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Season 2021-22

Ann Petersen – Salome by R. Strauss (Final Scene) – The Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Season 2021-22

Ann Petersen – Fanciulla del West by G. Puccini – 1. Act


Die Walküre – The Royal Danish Opera, March 2022

“Mit Ann Petersen und Bryan Register war das inzestuöse Geschwisterpaar Sieglinde und Siegmund ideal besetzt. Ann Petersen verfügte über die wunderbar aufblühende jugendliche Stimmkraft, welche die Partie erfordert. Ein musikalisches Traumpaar.”
– Erstellt von Kaspar Sannemann,

Die Walküre – The Royal Danish Opera, March 2022

“We, who go to the Opera regularly, have long known that Ann Petersen masters Wagner’s music internationally. With closed eyes, weak and cowed all the way into the psychotic, she was an excellent Sieglinde”
– Politiken

Strauss Gala – Tivoli Copenhagen, June 2019

“Worldstar sang grand music of Richard Strauss. Ann Petersen went into the different extracts from the various Strauss operas ( Rosenkavalier, Frau ohne Schatten, Arabella, Ariadne and Salome) with body, soul, acting and everything. She has all the light and strength in the voice and the completely right, beautiful and big Strauss-sound to this task. She was as always fabulous and confirmed that she is a worldstar!”

– Thomas Michelsen, Politiken

Tristan und IsoldeLa Monnaie De Munt, May 2019

“The production enjoys a cast of very high level, dominated by the Isolde, Ann Petersen. Grandios in stature and in voice, the danish soprano familiar with the great Wagnerian and Straussian roles delivers here a remarkable performance, dominating the role without any weakness, with an assurance and a professionalism that are impressive, giving a lot of character, which at times becomes almost terrifying.”
– Claude Jottrand, Forum Opera

Tristan und Isolde – La Monnaie De Munt, May 2019

“Ann Petersen is impeccable as Isolde, having all the technical requirements for this role.”
– Alexander Diaconu, Broadway World

Parsifal, 2. act in concert – The Royal Danish Opera, Feb. 2019

“It was such a big pleasure to hear Ann Petersen sing the part as Kundry. Although it was her role debût, she was feeling at home, and she sang it beautifully and secure.”

– Camilla Marie Dahlgreen,

Turandot by G.Puccini – The Royal Danish Opera, Jan. 2019

“Ann Petersen sings the legendary difficult part as Turandot irreproachable.”
– Ulla Strømberg,

Turandot by G. Puccini – The Royal Danish Opera, January 2019

“After her succés in Pucinnis “La fanciulla del West”, Ann Petersen adds another certain stone to her impressive career path, with a Turandot made of flesh and blood.”

– Thomas Michelsen, Politiken