Juliette Mars


French mezzosoprano Juliette Mars is a regular guest at theatres such as the Theater an der Wien, the Vienna Volksoper Wien, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse. The current seasons brings for her three role debuts at Theater an der Wien, Barena (Janáček: Jenufa), Irmentraud (Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied) and Madame Lisette Raquin (Picker: Therese Raquin) as well as her company and role debut as Suor Infirmiera (Puccini: Suor Angelica) at the Salzburger Festspiele under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst in a new staging by Christof Loy. She will also return to Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse in the 2022/23 season.

In the 2020/21 season she returned to the Theater an der Wien as Natalia in a new production of Leoncavallo’s rarely performed opera Zaza. In October 2020 she gave her house debut as Kitchen boy (Dvorak: Rusalka) at Teatro Real, Madrid.

At the beginning of 2021 returned to the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse as Larina (Tchaikovsky: Onegin, performances have recently been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic), in spring followed by Brangäne (Wagner: Tristan und Isolde) at the Wiener Kammeroper in a special version by and with the bass Günther Groissböck.

Juliette Mars was a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper, where she was seen in more than 45 roles from the baroque to the modern, including Smeton (Donizetti: Anna Bolena), Meg Page (Verdi: Falstaff), Siébel (Gounod: Faust), Marquise de Berkenfield (Donizetti: La fille du régiment), Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Stéphano (Gounod: Roméo et Juliette), Tisbe (Rossini: La Cenerentola), Kitchen Boy (Dvorak: Rusalka) and Flosshilde (Wagner: Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung).

During her time in the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper, she returned to her home country, where she performed at the Opéra de Nice  as Muse / Nicklausee (Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann) and Kitchen Boy in Rusalka, at the Opéra en plein air summer festival the title role in Carmen, at the Thêatre des Champs-Elysées the Second Lady (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte) under Christophe Rousset, directed by William Kentridge, and Siébel in a concert performance – a recording of which will be released on CD shortly. At the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse she made her debut last season as a Blumenmädchen, 2. Knappe and Stimme von oben (Wagner: Parsifal), where she also sang a soloist concert with the conductor and pianist Christophe Larrieu; at the Opéra de Marseille she was, among others heard in the title role of Rossini’s Cenerentola.

At the Volksoper Wien she sang roles like Muse / Nicklaussee in a new production of Les contes d’Hoffmann in 2016, and she returned to the house in this role in 2018 and 2019. She gave her debut at the Theater an der Wien in 2017 as Margaret (Berg: Wozzek), where she also sang Titania / Puck (Weber: Oberon) and Kitch Boy.

She celebrated further successes as Dorabella (Mozart: Cosi fan tutte) at the Laxenburg Castle Festival, and sang the title role in the contemporary opera Hemma (Bruno Strobl) at the Carinthian Summer festival.

She regularly gives recitals with Cécile Rester at the piano.

Juliette Mars collaborated with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst, Fabio Luisi, Bertrand de Billy, Peter Schneider, Bruno Campanella, Simon Rattle, Graeme Jenkins, Michael Güttler, Alain Altiniglu, Constantinos Carydis, Friedrich Haider, Frédérique Chaslin, Ivor Bolton , Patrik Lange, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Evelino Pidò, Simone Young, Ingo Metzmacher, Leo Hussain and others.


  • La Suor Infirmiera

    Puccini: Suor Angelica

    Salzburg Festival
    29 July 2022
    5, 9, 13, 18, 21 August 2022

  • Barena

    Janáček: Jenufa

    Theater an der Wien
    19, 21, 24, 26, 28 February 2022

  • Madame Lisette Raquin

    Picker: Therese Raquin

    Theater an der Wien / Kammeroper
    6, 9, 11, 16 December 2021
    10, 13, 17, 20 January 2022

  • Irmentraud

    Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied

    Theater an der Wien
    21 October 2021

  • Brangäne

    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

    Theater an der Wien
    26., 29. Mai 2021
    1., 6., 9., 13., 17., 20. Juni 2021