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  Maria Sanner, contralto

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Maria sings the title role in Handel's Giulio Cesare with Opera North, UK, autumn 2019;

Photo: Alastair Muir

The 28th of May 2019 Maria recieved

the Drottningholm Court Theatre's Friends' scholarship

from the Ingrid and Oscar Falkman foundation.

"Swedish contralto Maria Sanner, in a permanently mud-spattered greatcoat, excelled as Cesare. She adopted a credible masculinity and adapted her tones with alacrity"

Bachtrack Ltd

"Maria Sanner made a strong, centred Caesar, singing with a lovely evenness of tone over the whole range /.../

a beautifully sung account of the role."

Planet Hugill

"Maria Sanner has the looks and bearing for Cesare, and she is especially strong when it comes to suggesting his more tender and thoughtful side."

Music OMH

Maria as Eva in

Comedy on a bridge, Malmö Opera -19

Photo: Jonas Persson

Photo: Katja Taubermann

Maria as Pluto


"Var är du Proserpin?"

(Adapt. of Kraus' opera "Proserpin")


Da capo summer -18!!

Plays until Aug. 26th

Gluck's Orfeo at Confiencen, from summer -17

staged and conducted by Arnold Östman

"Maria Sanner sings Orfeo with nuance and emotion with a beautifully full alto sound"


"...Eric Ericsons Kammarkör med en ljuvlig renhet i klangen, toppad av de fyra stjärnsolisterna - alldeles stjärnklara i den extatiska finalens åkallan efter en hinsides kosmisk kärlek."

Camilla Lundberg, DN

Var är du Proserpin?

Premiere at Operaverkstan/Malmö Opera

March 3rd!

...and guests at Confidencen

in Stockholm 27/10 -18!

Photo: Katja Taubermann

Maria debuts at the Royal Opera of Stockholm,

as Elizabetha in Dracula 

 November - December -17

Hasse Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra with

Arte dei Suonatori and

Maria Keohane

Photo: Modelina Magdalena Kasperczak

Press voices, Ligetiland:

" "Aventure" for three voices becomes a whole small opera, where Alexandra Büchel is joined by Staffan Liljas and Maria Sanner. Laid-back in sun chairs they play an entire film of reactions, vibrant and very cleverly."

Bo Löfvendahl, SvD

"/.../the very complicit actors-singers present their bodies, singing in all positions and all tessituras with incredible mastery."



Becoming Cesar - Timelaps of make up

Sound: duet: Piú amabile beltà

from Handel's Giulio Cesare

Spring 2019:

Jan 20th

Roman The Swedish Mass

(Den svenska mässan)

Nacka church

Feb 7th

Mozart Requiem Speak

Stockholm Concert Hall

March 23rd- April 17th

Martinù Komedi på en bro

(Comedy on a bridge)

(as Eva)

Malmö Opera

April 7th

Bach St Johns Passion


Sundbyberg church

April 12th

Bach St John Passion


Vor Frue Kirke, Copenhagen

(Köpenhamns Domkyrka)

April 19th

Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Markuskyrkan, Skarpnäck

Autumn 2018:

Dec 9th

Händel The Messiah

Botkyrka church

Dec 16th

Händel The Messiah

Tibble church, Täby

Kraus Var är du Proserpin?

(as Pluto)

Malmö Opera / Operaverkstan

on tour (click to read more)

Sept 23rd

New organ in Gribbylund

(Invigning av nya orgeln)

Music by Bach, Teleman,

Buxtehude, a.o.

Gribbylund church

Nov 3rd

Mozart Requiem

Saltsjöbaden church

Nov 4th

Oskar Lindberg Requiem

Tyresö church

Summer 2018:

July 28th-Aug 26th

Gluck Orfeo ed Eurydice

(as Orfeo)

Confidencen, Stockholm

Spring 2018:

March 3rd - 28th

Kraus Var är du Proserpin?

(as Pluto)

Malmö Opera / Operaverkstan

...also at Confidencen, Stockholm 27/10!

March 18th


(Music for Virgin Mary)

Bollmoradalen church, Tyresö

March 25th

JS Bach  St John Passion


Nacka church

March 30th

Pergolesi   Stabat Mater

Skarpnäcks church

April 15th

Händel  The Messiah


Hässelby church

April 21st

Vivaldi Gloria

Vaxholm church

May 16th

Vivier Journal

Stockholm Concert Hall;


May 24th

Gala concert

Malmö Opera

Autumn 2017:

Nov 14th, 17th & 27th

Dec 1st, 4th & 7th

Borisova-Ollas   Dracula

(as Elizabetha)

Royal Opera of Stockholm

Oct 29th

Roman   Svenska Messan

Tyresö Church

Nov 12th

Duruflé   Requiem

Nacka church

Dec 17th

Saint-Saëns   Oratorio de Noêl

Sigtuna church

Dec 31st

New Year's Concert (Nyårskonsert)

Confidencen, Stockholm

Summer 2017:

July 15th- Aug 20th

C.W. Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice

(as Orfeo)

Confidencen, Stockholm

Spring 2017

Feb 9th

J A Hasse Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra

with Arte dei Suonatori

and Maria Keohane,

Opera Rara, Krakow

April 9th JS Bach St John Passion

Nacka church

April 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 19, 21 & 22nd

Philip Glass Satyagraha

Folkoperan, Stockholm

April 29, 30, May 1st

Philip Glass Satyagraha

Stora teatern, Göteborg

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