Marelize Gerber – soprano

Praised for her clear, virtuoso and versatile voice, Ms. Gerber is a recurring guest of some of the most prestigious international music festivals and works regularly with acclaimed orchestras and conductors. She performed at festivals and concert halls such as the Viennese Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Viennese Burgtheater, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall, Grafenegg Music Festival, Resonanzen, Carinthian Summer Festival, Trigonale, Festival Barocco di Viterbo, the Budapest Festival Baroque Orchestra in the Müpa, Festiwal Oper Barokowych Dramma per musica in Warsaw, the Mozart Festival Bratislava, International JS Bach Days in Germany, the Baroque Festival St. Pölten, the donauFestwochen, the Vienna Chamber Opera and at the International Händel Academy in Karlsruhe. Concert tours have taken her to the USA, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Syria, Mexico and Turkey.

She collaborated with famous European orchestras such as the L’Orfeo-, Capriccio-, La Tempesta-, JJ Fux- and Karlsruhe Baroque Orchestras, the Clemencic Consort, Haydn Philharmonie, Capella Leopoldina or Orchester 1756. Highlights of her operatic career include the roles of Zéphyre (Zéphyre – Rameau), Hébe/Fatime (Les Indes Galantes – Rameau), Nerone (Agrippina – Händel), Clori (Clori, Tirsi e Fileno – Händel), Dafne (Dafne – Caldara), Amor (Apollon&Daphne – Cavalli), Barsine (Nebucadnezar – Keiser), Dryante (Der geliebte Adonis – Keiser), Deianira (La Lotta d’Hercole – Steffani), La Ninfa (L’Orfeo – Monteverdi), Sivene (Le Cinesi – Gluck) and Purcell’s Fairy Queen. Her concert repertoire includes performances of works by Monteverdi, Fux, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, JS Bach, Händel, Mozart and Haydn. The austrian soprano born in South Africa studied singing with KS Mimi Coertse and KS Ruthilde Boesch and completed a Masters Degree in Music. She additionally received masterclasses from Mieke van der Sluis (Baroque Singing), Jesper Christensen (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – Baroque Chamber Music), Peter van Heyghen (Baroque Opera) and Sigrid T’Hooft (Baroque Gestures/Dance). She made recordings for SONY, Oehms, GRAMOLA, RAUMKLANG and Challenge Records.