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Annemarie Kremer (Soprano)
Born Dutch soprano Annemarie Kremer has attracted universal attention for her outstanding musicianship, vocal expressiveness and compelling stage presence in operas of composers like Mozart, Strauss, Puccini and Verdi and has performed
these in many of the world’s great opera houses to critical acclaim.
Annemarie is currently being hailed in the major roles of her Fach. Highlights in 2013 and 2014 and future engagements include a remarkable series of debuts as:
Cio-Cio San at the Aalto Theater Essen,
Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito at the DST Stockholm,
Salome at the Novaya Opera Moscow,
Giselda -I Lombardi at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam,
Norma at the Opera Chemnitz,
Médée –Medea at the Opera Bielefeld,
Tosca at the Opera Leipzig,
Manon Lescaut at the Opera Leipzig,
Salome at the Theatro Municipal São Paulo and
Salome at the Opera Hong Kong.
Annemarie’s triumphant UK debut in march 2012 as Norma for Opera North directed by Christopher Alden, was hailed by the British Press as ‘simply sensational!’
For her portrayal of Norma she received a nomination at the International Opera Oscars London, as well as a nomination for ‘Sängerin des Jahres’ in the international opera-magazine Opernwelt.
“Christopher Aldens production of Norma with Annemarie Kremer in the title-role”- won the prestigious 2012 TMA Awards UK in the category ‘Achievement in Opera’.
She subsequently reprised the role in 2014 in her German Norma-debut at the Opera Chemnitz:
“The star of the performance and in full command of her role is the ideally cast title role heroin with a real 'soprano drammatico d 'agilità': Annemarie Kremer portrayed Norma with her jugendlich-supported, slim, but highly dramatic soprano and at the same time she was theatrically downright phenomenal, portraying the loving Druid Priestess in a beguiling, compelling and inspiring manner and above all, vocally at the highest of levels
of incredible musicality.”
Annemarie Kremer’s noted roles also include:
at the State Opera Stuttgart as Cio-Cio San - Tosca and Luisa Miller.
At the Volksoper Wien as Salome.
At the State Opera Frankfurt as Agrippina.
At the State Opera Dortmund as Cio-Cio San and Tosca.
At the Opera of Wiesbaden as Tosca.
At the DST Stockholm as Vitellia.
At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the DAS Gala.
At the VDB-Productions Amsterdam as Norma.
At the Aalto Theater Essen as Cio-Cio San and Rosalinde.
At the Teatro da Paz - Bélèm as Salome.
At IdeeFix DVD-Productions - France as Donna Anna and Contessa Nozze di Figaro.
At Opera Zuid Maastricht as Rusalka - Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni and Marie, Fille du Régiment.
At the National Opera Zagreb as Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni.
Another role for which Annemarie has received international recognition for both her vocal beauty and dramatic – theatrical intensity, is Cio-Cio San – Madama Butterfly.
She made her role debut in the Netherlands at IOP Amsterdam in 2007 and was immediately after invited to make her USA debut at the GMOF – Vermont.
She reprised the role in the following years at the opera of Dortmund, the State Opera of Stuttgart, the Opera Oldenburg and at the Aalto Theater Essen.
She was hailed by the international press as being “the most convincing Cio Cio San of our time!”
In 2012 she sang for the Queen of the Netherlands at the prestigious 5th of may Liberation-concert which was live broadcasted. Very much appreciated in the Netherlands Annemarie Kremer regularly is invited to perform at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In Ligeti’s ‘Le grand Macabre’, Martin’s ‘Le vin Herbé’, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and ‘Tremate empi‘ and Schulhoff’s ‘Flammen’. In opera: Don Giovanni; The Bat; The Merry Widow; I Lombardi alla prima crociata and Agrippina.
Conductors and stage directors she has worked with include
de Waart, Jurowski, Carignani, Dohnányi, Bramall, Asbury, Soltesz, Neschling,
van Steen, de Kort, Søndergård, de Vriend,,
Alden, Mielitz, Fulljames, Dijkema, Wagemakers, Knabe, Tambosi, Mettin,
Prins, Dale, Corbiau (Farinelli).
Annemarie has participated on several CD recordings: with repertoire of Mozart (Concert-Arias/Sacred works/Masses) and Mendelssohn. Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008 a DVD of Händel’s Agrippina was released for which she received international praise. She sang the Penderecki Requiem in a Requiem-Documentary by John Bridcut which was broadcasted on BBC in November 2013.