The Swedish soprano Maria Bengtsson studied at the University of Music in Freiburg. From 2000 to 2002 she was an ensemble-member of the Volksoper in Vienna, from 2002 to 2007 ensemble-member at the Komische Oper in Berlin, where she sang leading roles under Kirill Petrenko in many of his most important productions. Since 2007 the artist is working freelance.
Maria Bengtsson has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Opera National de Paris, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Oper Frankfurt, the Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Cologne Opera, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Vlaamse Opera, the Theater an der Wien, the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Semper Opera and at the festival of Aix- Provence.
Her most important roles are among others Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Ilia (Idomeneo) by Mozart. The title part in Daphne, the title part in Arabella, Countess in Capriccio and Feldmarschallin ( Der Rosenkavalier ) by Richard Strauss. The Governess in Turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten, Cunégonde (Candide) by Leonard Bernstein and the title role of Monteverdi's" L'Incoronazione di Poppea". Maria Bengtsson sang the European premiere of "The Great Gatsby" John Harbison as Daisy Buchanan in season 2015/2016 at the Semper Opera in Dresden.
As a concert singer and song interpreter she performed among others at the Elbphilharmoniea and the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Philharmonie Berlin, Carinthian Summer in Carinthia, the Berliner Festspiele, the Konzerthaus Wien, the Musikverein Wien, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Klangbogenfestival Wien, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. Maria Bengtsson also performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Kirill Petrenko in Israel.
Upcoming performances are Donna Anna at the Staatsoper Berlin, Verdi Requiem at the Staatsoper in Hamburg,e Turn of the screw at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Liederabend with Sarah Tysman in Wiesbaden, Arabella at the Maifestspiel in Wiesbaden, Vier letzte Lieder in Wiesbaden and at the Dresden Philharmonie.
Updated January 2018