Dutch soprano Annemarie Kremer studied singing and piano at the Maastricht Conservatory, and later dance. She made her debut as Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Stadttheater Aachen.
Since then she has been singing at the most prestigious opera houses in Europe and the world. Recently she had great personal successes as Manon Lescaut (Deutsche Oper Berlin conducted by Sir Simon Rattle), Turandot (Teatro Municipal São Paulo), Isolde in Tristan und Isolde (Linz), Salome (Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Aalto Theater Essen, Staatsoper Hannover, Volksoper Wien, Moscow), Heliane in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane (Volksoper Vienna, Opera House of Freiburg with CD recording), Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Opéra de Monte-Carlo broadcasted live in Europe and recorded on DVD), Ursula in Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler (Semperoper Dresden), Marschsallin in Strauss’ Rosenkavalier (Peking NCPA).
Projects in seasons 2019/2020 and 2020/21 were Tristan und Isolde at the State Opera House of Karlsruhe, Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder im Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Korngold’s Violanta at Teatro Regio di Torino, and a concert with NNO conducted by Hartmut Haenchen with music by Wolf and Richard Strauss.
She will open the 2021/22 season as Salome at the Budapest Opera, followed by debuts as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il Tabarro at the Aalto Theater Essen, Marie in Berg’s Wozzeck at the Opera Montecarlo and Jenny Hill in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at the Teatro Regio in Parma. She will sing again with the NNO NL orcherstra for a Wagnerian concert.
Annemarie Kremer is noted for her exciting portrayals of some of opera’s most complex leading ladies. In 2012 she made her debut as Norma in the UK at Opera North. For her interpretation of the title heroine (in this production marked with the TMA Award), she was nominated by the Magazin Opernwelt as 'singer of the year 2012'. She also received a nomination from the International Opera Oscars.
Annemarie sang her first Salome - now one of her core and celebrated roles - in Vienna VO in 2011 and was hailed by the press for her triumphant successful debut. To then be invited as Salome in Moscow, São Paulo and Bélèm in Brasil, Hong Kong Opera, Naples – Ital and Hannover-Germany.
When Annemarie gave her USA debut in the title role of Madama Butterfly and sang this role in many opera houses in Europe, she was hailed by the international press as 'the most convincing Cio Cio San of today'.
Among the other performed roles are Tosca, Medea, Luisa Miller, Maddalena in Andrea Chenier, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Rusalka, Contessa in The marriage of Figaro, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Agrippina at the Operas of Frankfurt, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Paris, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Montreal, Antwerp, Dortmund, Opera North GB, Wiesbaden, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Essen and Zagreb.
Popular in her country of birth, Annemarie Kremer was chosen in 2012 to sing the prominent May 5th Concert for the Queen of the Netherlands. She performs regularly at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She has worked with conductors such as S. Young, S. Rattle, J. Gaffigan, N. Stutzmann, E. de Waart, V. Jurowski, O. Dohnányi, A. Bramall, S. Asbury, S. Soltesz, J. Neschling, J. van Steen, JW. de Vriend, G. Ferro, and P. Carignani, and with directors such as JL. Grinda, C. Alden, C. Mielitz, J. Fulljames, T. Knabe, D. Prins, G. Corbiau.
Annemarie Kremer has recorded several CDs: Violanta (Dynamic), arias and masses by Mozart, works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven Symphony No. 9; Das Wunder der Heliane (NAXOS-2018). Her Agrippina is available on DVD, as will be her Tannhauser’s Elisabeth in 2018. Many of her opera productions have been broadcast internationally, Penderecki Requiem, BBC - (2013).