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Marianne Cotterill



Danish soprano Marianne Cotterill is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which she joined in 2004. She has sung many solo roles for The Royal Opera, including in Turandot, Elektra and Iphigénie en Tauride. She created a role in the world premiere of Anna Nicole. In the 2019/20 Season she sings Voice (Jenufa) and Trainbearer (Elektra).

Cotterill studied French at Copenhagen University before training at the Royal College of Music and with Margaret Hyde. She began her career in baroque music and also specializes in contemporary repertory, and has sung in the premieres of Glass’s Pianto della Madonna at Lugano, Pagliarani’s Lucciole o imperi? in Milan and the title role in Petersen’s The Paean of Queen Ingeborg on tour in Denmark. For The Royal Opera she has covered roles including Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride) and Gerhilde (Die Walküre).

Cotterill regularly appears for the Royal Opera House’s Insight Evenings, singing extracts from roles including Violetta (La traviata), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly).