Estonia-born Annely Peebo, after attending the Tallinn Music High
School, where she got her training as a pianist and chorus master, started
her voice studies with Prof. Gerhard Kahry at the Music University in
Vienna and graduated there in opera and Lied.
1997 saw her debut in „Rigoletto“ at the
Vienna State Opera, in the
same year she became member of the ensemble of the Volksoper Wien. She
kept this status until 2005, but has until today a strong relationship
with that company. Next to the two big Viennese opera houses she has
in the meantime opened her career to many important European companies,
like La Scala in Milano, Naples, Palermo, Genova, Torino, Firenze, Helsinki,
the Festival Aix-en-Provence, etc.
Her most important roles include Carmen,
La Cenerentola, Rosina,
Dorabella, Idamante Donna Elvira,
and Hänsel. She also loves to interpret the big operetta parts, as for
example Orlofsky, Henri (The Opera Ball),
Sylva Varescu (The Czardas
Princess) and the title role in Suppé’s „Boccaccio“.
In the fall of 2003 Annely Peebo was a soloist at the performance
of Beethoven’s 9th symphony in the Vatican, at the occasion of the 25th
anniversary of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II. Other highlights
were here appeareance at the 2006 „Christmas in Vienna“ concert with
Juan Diego Flórez and Grace Bumbry and Open Air-Gala-concerts with Andrea
Boccelli (2003) and José Carreras (2013) in Tallinn.
She was also able to prove her immense stage talent in other genres:
Annely Peebo could be seen in the lead role of the multiple award-winning
music movie „Leçons des ténèbres“, and in 2002 she presented in front
of a worldwide TV audience the Eurovision Song Contest finals in her
home country Estonia.
Annely Peebo has worked with famous directors like Franco Zeffirelli,
Giorgio Strehler, Michael Hampe, Philippe Arlaud, Robert Carsen, Dario
Fo and Stéphane Braunschweig.
But she also sang under the baton of important conductors like Georges
Prêtre, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Sir Neville
Marriner, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi, Plácido Domingo,
Thomas Hengelbrock to name a few.
Annely Peebo is a sougth-after interpreter of baroque and concert
music and has worked with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka
Philharmonic Orchestra or the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
in Torino. She is at home in the most renowned concert halls, among
which the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Barbican Centre in London, the
Berlin Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, and the