French mezzo-soprano, Juliette Mars started her musical education playing cello from an early age and obtained her certificate of end of Studies in 1999 with Roland Pidoux.
She graduated in voice from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon (France) and the Schola Cantorum in Paris. She has studied with Jacqueline Bonnardot, Tom Krause and Yvonne Minton.
She was invited to join the Young artists programme at the CNIPAL in Marseille from 2003 to 2005 and was distiguished in many international singing competitions, such as « les voix nouvelles » and Operalia.
Juliette made her début on stage in 2000 in Saint-Etienne (France) performing the role of Gala in “Roma” by J.Massenet. She was then invited again to sing the part of the second Lady in “the Magic Flute“. She was also heard as Marie-Louise in “L’Aiglon ” by A.Honegger and J.Ibert at the opera of Marseille.
As a Young artist at the CNIPAL, Juliette made her début as Angelina in “La Cenerentola ” by G.Rossini, conducted by Dominique Trottein. In 2009, she was Nicklausse and the Muse in “les Contes d’Hoffmann” at the Nice opera house where she also performed the part of the Turnspit in “Rusalka“, conducted by Claude Schnitzler.
She then received an immense success with the critic as Carmen with Opera en plein air, in 2010. Juliette sang the role of the second lady in “the Magic Flute ” at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in 2011 and more recently performed the leading part of Hänsel in “Hänsel und Gretel” by Humperdinck at the Wiener Volksoper during the season 2014/2015.
In February 2016 she sang for the first Time in the Wiener Staatsoper the Turnspit in Rusalka by Dvorák, conducted by Thomas Netopil, staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.
Since 2006, she has performed over fourty different operatic roles, mostly on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper, as a member of the ensemble. Her repertoire contains characters such as Meg Page (Falstaff), Mercedes (Carmen), Berkenfield (La Fille du Régiment), the governess (The Queen of Spades), Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Barena (Jenufa), the second lady (The Magic Flute), Orlowsky (Die Fledermaus), Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), Tisbe (Cenerentola), The Turnspit ( Rusalka)The Page (Salome), Siébel (Faust), Thibauld (Don Carlos), Flower Maid (Parsifal), Flosshilde (Rheingold and Götterdämerung), Second Norn (Götterdämerung), Waklee (La Fanciulla del West), Smeton (Anna Bolena)…
Juliette particulary enjoys singing sacred music and song repertoire.She was greatly honored to perform the « Folksongs» by L.Berio under the conducting of the composer himself in 2005 when she was granted the award of « révélation classique » by the ADAMI.
She is also an internationally successful Lied and concert singer and regulary performs in various festivals, such as the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades (France), and many concert halls throughout Europe…
She sang on February 2016 on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper the role of the cook in “Rusalka” under the direction of Tomas Netopil. In fall 2016, she sang with success Nicklausse and the Muse in a new production of “les Contes d’Hoffmann“, this time in german language, in the Vienna Volksoper, conducted by Gerrit Prießnitz and staged by Renaud Doucet-André Barbe. She sings this Part again in the same Production in the Vienna Volksoper in May 2018. In March 2017 she made her Debut as Dorabella in “Cosi fan tutte” for the Laxenburgs Castle Festival (conducted by David Aronson and staged by Bernd Bienert ).
In July 2017 she experienced with the best Reviews her first contemporary Opera as Hemma in “Hemma” wrote by Bruno Strobl, conducted by Simeon Pironkoff and staged by Kristine Tornquist for the Carinthischer Sommer Festival.
On the 15th of Oktober 2017 she makes her Debut as Margret in “Wozzeck” in the Theater an der Wien conducted by Leo Hussain and directed by Robert Carsen. In January 2018, she sings the two Parts of Iglesia and l’esclave in “le Tribut de Zamora” by Gounod in Munich, conducted by Hervé Niquet. In March 2018 Juliette gives a Recital of Mélodies Françaises with The Vienna Staatsoper pianist Cécile Restier.
In April 2018, for the 200 Gounods Birthday, Juliette sings two Concerts with Gounods Operas extracts and Lieder in Venice in collaboration with the Palazetto Bru-Zane. In the same Collaboration, in June 2018, she sings Siébel in The first Version of “Faust” of Gounod in le Théâtre des Champs Elysées, conducted by Christophe Rousset and his Orchestra: Les Talents Lyriques.The CD became o lot of Awards, notably an Opus Klassik and has been Award Nominee 2020.
In september 2018, Juliette worked for the first time with the Versailles Baroque music Center. In a Concert Version, They record “Hypermnestre” by C.H Gervais conducted by the Gyögyi Vashegyi in Budapest. In November 2018 she is invited with the Baroque Compagnie “Les Epopées” leaded by the rising Conductor Stéphane Fuget in Mexico City to sing a Programme with Composers of the XVI and XVII Century music.
Successful as a Singer, as a vocal Teacher, Juliette Mars is also very requested as a specialized french pronunciation coach for opera Singers in Vienna. On February 26th 2019, she surrounds the Vienna Theater an der Wien’s young artists Programm in the Kammeroper for “l’enfant et les sortilèges” by Ravel. She sings the three parts of the mother, The teacup and the dragonfly (conducted by Raphael Schluesselberg, staged by Barbora Hóraková-Joly). In April 2019 for the third Time in the magnificent Staging by Renaud Doucet and André Barbe, she is back on the Volksoper’s Stage to sing the dual Part of la Muse and Nicklausse in “Hoffmanns Tales”, conducted by Alexander Joel.
In Mai 2019, Juliette has the immense pleasure to be back on the stage of the Theater an der Wien to make her Debut as Titania and Puck in “Oberon” by Weber, conducted by Thomas Guggeis and staged by Nikolaus Habjan. She is back on this famous stage in September to sing the Kitchen boy in “Rusalka” by Dvorák, conducted by David Afkham and staged by Amélie Niemeyer.
In January 2020, she sings in Toulouse Operahouse le Capitole a Flowermaid, the second Esquire and the Voice from above in Wagners “Parsifal” conducted by Frank Beermann and staged by Aurélien Bory. On the 30th of January Juliette is also invited to give a solo Concert on the Stage of the Capitole with the Pianist and Conductor Christophe Larrieu which was a great success.
In September 2020, she is Natalia in Leoncavallo “Zazá” in the Theater an der Wien, conducted by Stefan Soltesz and staged by Christof Loy.
In November 2020 Juliette is invited in Teatro Real Madrid for the first Time to sing the Turnspit in Dvorak’s “Rusalka” conducted by Ivor Bolton and staged by Christof Loy.
In January 2021, she goes back to Toulouse opera house for the Part of Larina in “Eugen Onegin” by Tchaikovsky, conducted by Gábor Káli and staged by Florent Siaud.
In Mai 2021, in collaboration with the Theater an der Wien’s kammeroper, Juliette makes her Debut as Brangäne in “Tristan und Isolde” by R.Wagner, conducted by Hartmut Keil and staged by Bass-Baryton Günther Groissböck).
In October 2021 Juliette sings the Part of Irmentraut in Der Waffenschmied by Lorzing conducted by Leo Hussain. In December 2021 she is Madame Raquin in the Contemporary Opera Thérèse Raquin by Tobias Picker in the Kammeroper.In February 2022 she will be Barena in Jenufa by Janácek at the Theater an der Wien.
She regulary works with some of the most prestigious conductors in the world such as Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst, Fabio Luisi, Bertrand de Billy, Peter Schneider, Bruno Campanella, Simon Rattle, Graeme Jenkins, Michael Güttler, Alain Altinoglu, Constantinos Carydis, Friedrich Haider, Frédérique Chaslin, Ivor Bolton, Patrik Lange, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Christophe Rousset, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Evelino Pidò, Simone Young, Ingo Metzmacher, Eun Sun Kim, Thomas Netopil, Leo Hussain, David Afkham…