The American soprano, Mary Anne Kruger, studied voice with Margaret Harshaw and first came to Germany in 1992 when she completed a Master of Music degree at Indiana University.
From 1994 to 2005 Mary Anne Kruger was a member of the opera ensemble at the Hessische Staatstheater Darmstadt where she built a repertoire of over 40 major roles and concerts. She has also guested in over 20 European theaters including the Bayerische Staatsoper- Nationaltheater in Munich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, and Theater Basel.
Mary Anne Kruger's prizes include a nomination in the category “Best Singer” in the 1997 Opernwelt Jahrbuch for her portrayal of Alcina. She was awarded the role of Donna Elvira in the 1996 Don Giovanni production at the Athens Concert Hall directed by Ruggiero Raimondi and conducted by Gustav Kühn. She won the “Sonderpreis der Wiener Staats-und Volksoper” at the 1993 Belvedere Competition, which secured for her a performance as Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe) at the the Wiener Volksoper. She was also awarded a DAAD scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdient) to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich 1992-1993.
In Mary Anne Kruger's vast operatic repertoire, the roles of Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica and Alcina have won her particular acclaim. Her concert repertoire includes the Missa Solemnis and 9th Symphony of L.v. Beethoven, Verdi's Missa di Requiem, and Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.