The French press calls Marisol Montalvo a true revelation as the title role in Lulu exclaiming that "The American soprano possesses real stage and vocal presence, and executes the exhausting role with incredible intensity” following performances at the Opéra National de Paris. The demanding Berg role has grown to be a centerpiece of the soprano's repertoire at many of the world's finest houses including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro de la Maestranza, Opéra de Toulouse, and in the acclaimed Calixto Bieto production at Theater Basel.

Ms. Montalvo has enjoyed a strong collaborative relationship with Christoph Eschenbach and the Philadelphia Orchestra, having previously joined the orchestra for Pintscher's Herodiade Fragmente and Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall and both the Pintscher work and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on its European tour in 2006. Her performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the orchestra will be released on CD. She also joined Eschenbach and the Orchestra de Paris for performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 that have been released as a commercial DVD. A sought-after interpreter of Pintscher's compositions, she has also performed his Herodiade Fragmente with the Saarbrücken Orchestra, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Orchester, in a BBC Promenade Concert, and in performances in Munich, Paris, and London; as well as the composer's Twilight Song and the German premiere of L'espace dernier with Alte Oper Frankfurt and in Hamburg along with his Lieder und Schneebilder.

She joined Sir Neville Mariner and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Mozart concert arias at the Hollywood Bowl and has returned for a concert of bossa nova concerts, the London Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski for Mahler's Das klagende Lied, Orchestre de Paris for Dalbavie's Double Jeu, Vienna Philharmonic for Staar's Just an accident, Orchestre Colonne for Chaynes' Pour un monde noir, Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk Orchester for Halffter's Brecht Lieder at the Desau Music Festival, Strasbourg's Festival Musica for Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder and Benjamin's A Mind of Winter, and has sung Frank Martin's Maria Triptychon in Utrecht.

Ms. Montavlo has received equal praise for performances within a wide range of operatic repertoire and has joined Lithuianian National Opera for Sierva Maria in Eötvös' Love and other demons, both the Teatro Real and Grand Teatre del Liceu for Princesse in L'enfant et les sortileges, Glyndebourne and Zurich Opera for Esmerelda in Bartered Bride, Deutsche Oper Berlin for Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and the Orff'sCarmina burana, Théâtre du Chatelet for Autonoe in Henze's The Bassarids as well as both Woglinde and the Third Norn inGötterdämmerung, Zurich Opera for the leading role of Max in Knussen'sWhere the Wild Things Are, Opéra National de Paris for Aiglaia in Liebermann's Medea. She joined the Nationaltheater Mannheim for Blondchen, Vienna's Klangbogen Festival for Bella in Lehar's Paganini, as well as Theater Dortmund for numerous roles including the title role in Meyerbeer's Dinorah and Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

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