Alexandra Petersamer is a popular performer of works of Mahler and Wagner.
She was born in Landau/Isar in Germany and studied voice from 1988-1995 at the Musikhochschule in Munich, completing her studies with a Master Diploma as a concert and opera singer. During this time, she recieved scholarships from the German Stage Association, the Richard Wagner Foundation in Bayreuth and a Young Artists Award from the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture.
She was awarded the first prize in opera at the VDMK National Vocal Competition in Berlin in 1992. In 1994, she won first prize at the International Pfitzner Competition in Munich and, in 1997, two special prizes at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Vocal Competition in Vienna.
Alexandra Petersamer began her career at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, being a member of the ensemble from 1994-2000. The next four years she was engaged at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich.
From 2006 on she performs in Valkyrie in the new Ring Production at the Bayreuth Festival. In 2007 Alexandra Petersamer had a huge success with her debut as Ortrud in Tokyo. In 2008 she sang this role at the Leipzig Opera and in 2011 she had her Munich State Opera debut in this role. Additional engagements were Venus at the Nürnberg State Opera, at the Bayreuth Festival and at the Semperoper Dresden.
Alexandra Petersamers active concert career has included performances in Berlin, Dresden, Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Riga, Brussels, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas, as well as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Neuschwanstein Festival Concerts, the Salzburg Festival the Opera Festival in Savonlinna and the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago.
Alexandra Petersamer sung under the baton of Alan Gilbert, Bertrand de Billy, James Conlon, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Kent Nagano, Peter Schneider, Marcello Viotti and Christian Thielemann.
Latest successes were Ortrud (Lohengrin) at the Munich State Opera, Venus (Tannhäuser) at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden and at the State Opera Nürnberg and Mahler 3rd Symphony in Madrid.
Upcoming engagements are Ortrud in Kiel, Valkyrie at the State Opera Munich, Tristan and Isolde at the State Opera Nürnberg and Brahms Alt Rhapsody with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.