Marianne Eklöf was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Stage School in Gothenburg and Juilliard School in New York. She debuted in 1982 as Dulcinea in Don Quijote by Massenet and since then has sung many mezzo-soprano roles, many of them at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, where Marianne is part of the daily ensemble.
This season, 2012/13, Marianne appears as Ulrika in Un ballo in maschera and och Auntie in Peter Grimes. Recent seasons we have been able to see Marianne in a series of productions at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, such as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmelites, Klytemnestra in Elektra, Clairon in Capriccio, Mrs Quickly in Falstaff, Herodias in Salome, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier and Eboli in Don Carlos. She has also appeared as several Wagner-roles: Ortrud in Lohengrin, Venus in Tannhäuser, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer and Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde.
During the 2008/09 season she appeared at the Royal Opera in the newly written opera Batseba, where Sven-David Sandström composed the role of Naomi specifically for her.
Marianne has also appeared at Malmö Opera, NorrlandsOperan, Den Jyske Opera, Folkoperan, Confidencen and Drottningholms Slottsteater.
She appears frequently on the concert scene with songs by, for example, Wolf, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann. She has a broad repertoire of Swedish, Spanish and French music.
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