Marie Arnet was born in Sweden and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the National Opera Studio.
Marie made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival stepping in at the last minute as Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and went on to sing Diane Iphigénie en Aulide, Ilia in Idomeneo (conducted by Sir Simon Rattle), Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande and Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea for the company. Other UK appearances include Sophie Der Rosenkavalier and Giulietta I Capuleti e I Montecchi for Opera North and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for English National Opera. She sang Eurydice in a new production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at Opéra de Lausanne, where she returned for Salieri La Grotta di Trofonio with Christoph Rousset and has appeared as Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro Real in Madrid, in Nantes and at the Hyogo Arts Centre in Japan, Mélisande Pelléas at Mélisande in Palermo and at La Scala, Ilia Idomeneo for Hamburg State Opera and at the Liceu in Barcelona, Belinda Dido and Aeneas at La Scala and Xenia Boris Godunov, and Ginevra Ariodante at the Liceu in Barcelona. More recent engagements include Eurydice Orphée et Eurydice and Despina Cosi fan Tutte at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Die Zauberflöte with Los Angeles Opera and Spoleto Festival, Le Nozze di Figaro at Netherlands Opera, Alceste in Handel’s Admeto with Nicholas McGegan at the Göttingen Festival and recently returned to Nantes as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
Concert repertoire includes Bach’s St John Passion and Mass in B Minor, Mahler 2nd and 4th Symphonies, the Brahms and Fauré Requiems, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, the Nelson Mass and The Creation by Haydn and Bruckner’s Te Deum. She has appeared in Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ at the Three Choirs Festival, Mozart’s Requiem with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and for the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Colin Davis in London and New York, A Child of Our Time and Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Orquesta Radio Televisión in Madrid, Handel’s Solomon for the NDR and with Rene Jacobs and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on a tour with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants and Brahms’ German Requiem at the BBC Proms with James Conlon. Recent highlights include The Infernal Comedy with Martin Haselböck and John Malkovich in Europe and America, Tippet’s Third Symphony with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a concert of Mahler’s Des Knabenwunderhorn with the Kymi Sinfonietta in Finland, Tavener’s Akhmatova Requiem with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Orphée et Eurydice with the Orchestre des pays de Savoie
Marie stepped in at the last minute to sing Harey in the world première of Glanert’s Solaris at the Bregenz Festival and won critical acclaim in the title role in David Pountney’s production of Lulu for Welsh National Opera. She sang 2 concert performances of Zais with Les Talens Lyriques, Cheshire Cat Alice in Wonderland with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Barbican in London and Wendy Richard Ayres opera ‘Peter Pan’ with Welsh National Opera. This season she returns to Welsh National Opera as Susanna in a new commission, Figaro Gets a Divorce and sings Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress in a co-production with Caen, Reims, Rouen & Limoges. She also returns to the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a performance of Gorecki’s Symphony No. 2 at the Barbican Centre.