Whether on the opera stage or in concert: the lyric-coloratura soprano and Bach Prize winner Marie Friederike Schöder inspires both the press and audiences with her clear, colorful voice and her commanding presence and dramatic enthusiasm. The versatile singer masters with bravura not only baroque, classic and romantic concert and operatic repertoire but also that of the present day breathtakingly and passionately. Presto Classical recently described her as “a shooting star of the baroque scene” whose voice “reaches the stratosphere with ease”.
Marie Friedrike Schöder comes from a musical family and both mother and father are opera singers. The parents Juliane Claus and Olaf Schöder, who are both singing teachers as well, provided for the training of the soprano who was, after her studies in Halle, from 2009 until 2013 a member of the ensemble of the Oper Halle. Since then she has been active as a soloist in such houses as the Semperoper Dresden and on concert stages like the renowned Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Her repertoire includes important roles like: Blondchen in The Abduction from the Serglio, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Adele in Die Fledermaus, the title role in Martha, Angelica in Orlando, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Outside of opera the singer possesses a great love of church music. In 2008 she was the first soprano in the history of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig to win the first prize.
“The young coloratura soprano Marie Friederike Schöder, a shooting star in the baroque scene, whose voice convinces listeners with its extraordinary fluency and lightness in the stratosphere.” (Presto Classical)