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Biography highlights

In the upcoming season 2017/18 the mezzosoprano will be debuting in roles such as Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Mélisande (Pelléas und Mélisande), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Clotilde (Norma) and Laura (Jolanthe).

 

Iris Marie Sojer, born in Hanover in 1990, had her first piano lessons when she was five. At eight she joined the renowned Hanover Girls’ Choir, which allowed her to go on international concert tours and take soloistic tasks. ​At fourteen she had her debut on the opera stage in the role of the 2nd Boy in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Staatsoper Hannover. ​After finishing school, Iris Marie Sojer went on to do her Bachelor's degree at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Prof. Elisabeth Werres.


​During this time, she gathered further stage experience in July 2014 in the role of Negresse Dinah in Bohuslav Martinu’s ‘Les trois souhaits’, directed by Prof. Frank Hilbrich at the University of the Arts.​Since October 2015, Iris Marie Sojer is a student of Prof. Christiane Iven while doing a Master's in Song (Liedgestaltung) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich.

 

In May 2016 she could be seen portraying the role of Female Chorus in Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ (conducted by Ulrich Nicolai, directed by Waltraud Lehner).


Since the 2016/17 season, Iris Marie Sojer is a member of the opera studio at Nationaltheater Mannheim, where she took on roles like Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Sandmännchen (Hänsel und Gretel), 2nd Maid (Elektra), Silvia (L'isola disabitata) and Marzelline (Il barbiere di Siviglia). among others.

 

Furthermore, she had a guest engagement as 3rd Lady at Konzert Theater Bern in Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte',


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Upcoming

November 2017
0419:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Tisbe

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Attilio Cremonesi, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Cordula Däuper, Stage Director

1018:00

Loriot/Richard Wagner - Der Ring an einem Abend - Wellgunde, Schwertleite

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

1719:30

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

2616:00

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana - Lola

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Roland Velte, Stage Director

December 2017
0219:30

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

0319:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Tisbe

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Attilio Cremonesi, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Cordula Däuper, Stage Director

0919:00

Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium - Alt

Schlosskirche Bad König
1019:00

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana - Lola

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Roland Velte, Stage Director

1419:30

Verdi - Aida - Una sacerdotessa

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Roger Vontobel, Stage Director

1711:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Tisbe

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Attilio Cremonesi, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Cordula Däuper, Stage Director

2118:00

Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel - Sandmännchen/Echo

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

Wolfgang Blum, Stage Director

2518:00

Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel - Sandmännchen/Echo

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

Wolfgang Blum, Stage Director

2818:00

Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel - Sandmännchen/Echo

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

Wolfgang Blum, Stage Director

2919:00

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

January 2018
0616:00

Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel - Sandmännchen/Echo

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

Wolfgang Blum, Stage Director

0716:00

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

1219:30

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

2519:00

Tchaikovsky - Iolanta - Laura

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

2817:00

Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel - Sandmännchen/Echo

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

Wolfgang Blum, Stage Director

February 2018
0219:30

Tchaikovsky - Iolanta - Laura

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

1019:00

Verdi - Aida - Una sacerdotessa

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Roger Vontobel, Stage Director

1519:30

Tchaikovsky - Iolanta - Laura

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

March 2018
1019:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Tisbe

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Attilio Cremonesi, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Cordula Däuper, Stage Director

2519:00

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande - Mélisande

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Lorenzo Di Toro, Conductor

Luise Kautz, Stage Director

3017:00

Wagner - Parsifal - Blumenmädchen

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Hans Schüler, Stage Director

3119:30

Tchaikovsky - Iolanta - Laura

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

April 2018
0815:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Tisbe

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Attilio Cremonesi, Conductor

Matthew Toogood, Conductor

Cordula Däuper, Stage Director

1416:00

Wagner - Parsifal - Blumenmädchen

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Hans Schüler, Stage Director

1516:00

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana - Lola

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Roland Velte, Stage Director

May 2018
1819:30

Tchaikovsky - Iolanta - Laura

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

3117:00

Wagner - Parsifal - Blumenmädchen

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Hans Schüler, Stage Director

June 2018
0718:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Zweite Dame

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Joachim Schloemer, Stage Director

1718:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Zweite Dame

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Joachim Schloemer, Stage Director

July 2018
1518:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Zweite Dame

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Joachim Schloemer, Stage Director

2019:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Zerlina

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Ekaterina Vasileva, Stage Director

2619:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Zerlina

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Soddy, Conductor

Ekaterina Vasileva, Stage Director

Previous

October 2017
0818:00

Loriot/Richard Wagner - Der Ring an einem Abend - Wellgunde, Schwertleite

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

1419:00

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

1919:30

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

2519:30

Bellini - Norma - Clotilde

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Benjamin Reiners, Conductor

Markus Bothe, Stage Director

September 2017
2318:00

Loriot/Richard Wagner - Der Ring an einem Abend - Wellgunde, Schwertleite

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Wolfgang Wengenroth, Conductor

February 2017
0419:30

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 3. Dame

Konzerttheater Bern

Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor

Nigel Lowery, Stage Director

1918:00

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 3. Dame

Konzerttheater Bern

Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor

Nigel Lowery, Stage Director

January 2017
1419:30

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 3. Dame

Konzerttheater Bern

Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor

Nigel Lowery, Stage Director

2819:30

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 3. Dame

Konzerttheater Bern

Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor

Nigel Lowery, Stage Director

December 2016
2319:30

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 3. Dame

Konzerttheater Bern

Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor

Nigel Lowery, Stage Director

2919:30

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - 3. Dame

Konzerttheater Bern

Hans Christoph Bünger, Conductor

Nigel Lowery, Stage Director

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