Marie-Sophie Pollak

Soprano

Marie-Sophie Pollak

Born in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart, German soprano Marie-Sophie Pollak studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. First important highlights of her international career include Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons at the Audi Summer Concerts and her debut at the Vienna Musikverein in Handel’s Susanna. Marie-Sophie Pollak made her debut at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris as Tamiri in Mozart’s Il re pastore with Ensemble Matheus, sang Mozart’s concert aria “Ch'io mi scordi di te?” K.505 with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana led and accompanied by Christian Zacharias at the piano, and subsequently performed Handel’s Messiah with Collegium 1704 in Prague and Dresden. Further appearances saw her performing in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B minor at the Herkulessaal Munich and the Vienna Musikverein, followed by a program with three selected Bach cantatas at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Further highlights of the upcoming season 2019/2020 include a collaboration with the recently founded Vox Orchester featuring Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Beethoven’s Egmont with Sir Roger Norrington and Camerata Salzburg, a choir concert at the Schubertiade Festival in Hohenems, her debut with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio under Kent Nagano, Handel’s Messiah with Quebec City’s Les Violons du Roy as well as with Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, both under Bernard Labadie. Marie-Sophie Pollak will eventually appear as L’Amour in Hector Berlioz’ Orphée—an arrangement of Gluck’s tragédie opéra Orphée et Eurydice from 1774—as part of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival in 2020.

A recording of Lutheran cantatas by Bach under the direction of Christoph Spering was released with the label Harmonia Mundi. Together with her Ensemble392—of which Marie-Sophie Pollak is a cofounder—a recording featuring a collection of French cantatas and chansons was released with the label fra bernardo.