born in Schwerin, boarding school and final exams at the Humanist Grammar School in Fribourg (Switzerland). She studied at the State College of Music in Vienna with KS Adolf Vogel, Liedgestaltung with Erik Werba. She finished her studies with the concert and opera diploma at the State College of Music in Berlin, was then a scholar in Siena with Gina Ginia and Maestro Faveretto. She was a member of the Hanover State Theatre, the Bonn Opera, the Mainz State Theatre and the Cologne Opera...


Guest engagements brought her to many opera houses, i.e.:


  • Grand Théâtre Genf
  • Deutsche Oper Berlin
  • Staatsoper Hamburg
  • Opernhaus Düsseldorf
  • Staatstheater Nürnberg
  • Bayerische Staatsoper München
  • Opéra National de Paris
  • Opéra de Marseille
  • Teatro dell’Opera Roma
  • Teatro Communale Ferrara
  • Teatro Massimo Palermo
  • Teatro San Carlo Napoli
  • Los Angeles Opera
  • Vancouver Opera


Her repertory contains


Alban Berg: Marie (Wozzeck), Guiseppe Verdi: Eboli (Don Carlos), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Amneris (AIDA), Christoph W. Gluck: Orpheus (Orpheus und Eurydike), Richard Wagner: Brangäne (Tristan), Ortrud (Lohngrin), Kundry (Parsifal), Leos Janácek: Küsterin (Jenufa), Kabanicha (Katja Kabanova), Richard Strauss: Herodias (Salome), Klytämnestra (Elektra), Amme (Frau ohne Schatten)


During her career, she worked with many renowned conductors like Georg A. Albrecht, Gerd Albrecht, Sergiu Celibidache, Horst Janowsky, Lovro von Matacic, Thomas Shippers, Martin Turnowsky, Hans Wallat and many others. Besides working on stage, she was part of many radio broadcasts: Hessischer Rundfunk, NDR, Radio Bremen, Radio de la Suisse Romande, Radio Svizzera Italiana. Verena Keller is teaching at the State College of Music in Frankfurt/Main, at the Mainz Conservatory and in Bern.

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