German-born young dramatic soprano Mariella Baier discovered her passion for singing while studying music education at university. She subsequently was accepted at the Royal Conservatory Brussels, where she studied in the studio of Lena Lootens as well as with Margarida Codina Natividade. After receiving her master’s degree, she took part in several master classes and studied under Grace Bumbry, both privately and through her Vocal and Opera Academy and then studied with David Lee Brewer.
To refine her craft she is working with voice teacher David Wakeham in Berlin, and coaches Tim Ribchester (Berlin), Klaus Sallmann (Staatsoper Berlin), Martin Wright (Staatsoper Berlin), Inge Spinette (La Monnaie, Brussels), Peter Tomek (La Monnaie, Brussels / Komische Oper Berlin), Carrie-Ann Matheson (The Metropolitan Opera, NYC / Zurich Opera), Jonathan Kelly (The Metropolitan Opera, NYC), Gregory Buchalter (The Metropolitan Opera NYC) and Mitchell Cirker (NYC).
As a participant in the International Lied Master Classes of Udo Reinemann (2010-2012), she had the opportunity to work with world-renowned singers and pianists, including Peter Schreier, Maciej Pikulski, Mitsuko Shirai, Hartmut Höll, Konrad Richter, Christiane Stotijn, Maria Bayo and Helmut Deutsch.
In addition to opera projects in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy, Mariella Baier has performed as part of the Young Artists Festival of Bayreuth and the Summer Academy of the Mozarteum Salzburg. Ms. Baier took part in the InCanto Summer Studio at Theatre Lüneburg, where she performed scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa) and Der Rosenkavalier (Marschallin).
In March 2015 she made her debut at Lincoln Center NYC in the role of Sieglinde with NYC Lyric Opera. Another debut followed in June 2015: Mariella Baier sang the role of Micaela at the Festival de Santa Florentina, Spain, with the Catalonian Chamber Orchestra (Conductor: Diego Martin Etxebarría; director: Susana Gomez) and as Suor Angelica at the Narnia Festival in Italy (conductor: Timothy Leon; director: Fabrizio Pompei).
Mariella Baier returned to NYC in January 2016 to stay there for three months in order to work with her coaches at The Metropolitan Opera NYC (Jonathan Kelly, Gregory Buchalter) and also to sing the role of Sieglinde with the Opera Company of Brooklyn.
In summer 2017 Mariella Baier covered the role of Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly at the Festival of the Aegean in Greece. She also performed there in several concerts. In August and September she can be heard in different concerts in Wörlitz and Bayreuth.
In 2018 she can be heard in different concert series.