ANNELY PEEBO - Mezzo-Soprano
Estonia-born Annely Peebo, after attending the Tallinn Music High School, where she got her training as a pianist and chorus master, started her voice studies with Prof. Gerhard Kahry at the Music University in Vienna and graduated there in opera and Lied.
1997 saw her debut in „Rigoletto“ at the Vienna State Opera, in the same year she became member of the ensemble of the Volksoper Wien. She kept this status until 2005, but has until today a strong relationship with that company. Next to the two big Viennese opera houses she has in the meantime opened her career to many important European companies, like La Scala in Milano, Naples, Palermo, Genova, Torino, Firenze, Helsinki, the Festival Aix-en-Provence, etc.
Her most important roles include Carmen, La Cenerentola, Rosina, Dorabella, Idamante Donna Elvira, Cherubino, Octavian, Komponist, Fricka and Hänsel. She also loves to interpret the big operetta parts, as for example Orlofsky, Henri (The Opera Ball), Sylva Varescu (The Czardas Princess) and the title role in Suppé’s „Boccaccio“.
In the fall of 2003 Annely Peebo was a soloist at the performance of Beethoven’s 9th symphony in the Vatican, at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II. Other highlights were here appeareance at the 2006 „Christmas in Vienna“ concert with Juan Diego Flórez and Grace Bumbry and Open Air-Gala-concerts with Andrea Boccelli (2003) and José Carreras (2013) in Tallinn.
She was also able to prove her immense stage talent in other genres: Annely Peebo could be seen in the lead role of the multiple award-winning music movie „Leçons des ténèbres“, and in 2002 she presented in front of a worldwide TV audience the Eurovision Song Contest finals in her home country Estonia.
Annely Peebo has worked with famous directors like Franco Zeffirelli, Giorgio Strehler, Michael Hampe, Philippe Arlaud, Robert Carsen, Dario Fo and Stéphane Braunschweig.
But she also sang under the baton of important conductors like Georges Prêtre, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Sir Neville Marriner, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Hengelbrock to name a few.
Annely Peebo is a sougth-after interpreter of baroque and concert music and has worked with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra or the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Torino. She is at home in the most renowned concert halls, among which the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Barbican Centre in London, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, and the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus.