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.
Her first solo CD Amor, with the Vogtland Philharmonie, appeared on the “ARS Produktion” label in 2013. In 2015 followed the album My favorite Instrument with the celebrated baroque oboist Xenia Löffler as well as 2016 Heinichen Italienische Kantaten and the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, produced by “ACCENT”.
Marie Friedrike Schöder is a regular guest at festivals and in concerts within and beyond the borders of Germany, for example at the styriarte, the festival around Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Graz, at the festivals for period music in Cologne and Regensburg, in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, at the Handel Festivals in Halle and Göttingen, at the Stadttheater in Gießen, Festival of the Middle-German Baroque Music as well as at baroque music festivals in Frankfurt am Main and Batzdorf. She can be heard regularly at the Bach Festival and in both the St.Thomas and St. Nicholas Churches in Leipzig, and at the Merseburger Organ Festival. She is an active member of the Verein für Alte Musik in Cologne and works intensively with the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, the Lautten Compagney of Berlin, Michael Hofstetter and the styriarte Festival of Graz.
"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, Januar 2015