The soprano Meret Roth studied at the Zurich College of Arts and finished her master’s degree in the class of Jane Thorner-Mengedoht with distinction and prize of the Werner and Berti Alter-Stiftung. She completed her bachelor’s degree with a focus on baroque singing with Jill Feldman. Meret Roth studied journalism and popular cultures at the University of Zurich in parallel with music studies, where she also successfully completed her Master’s degree in 2015.
Meret Roth is not only interested in the interpretation of Baroque as well as contemporary works, music theater and improvisation, but also devotes herself with great dedication to the art song and professional ensemble singing. In addition to engagements as a soprano in classical and baroque concerts, she is active as a speaker and actress.
In January 2016 she performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Rundfunk, as part of the Musica viva series, at a premiere of a work by Isabel Mundry, conducted by Susanna Mälkki.
As a singer of the Lucerne Festival Academy she performed in Luciano Berio’s Coro for 40 solo voices and orchestra in August 2014 under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
She is a member of the A cappella folk song ensemble Racines StimmFolk, the baroque ensemble Lusciniol, the vocal ensemble The Zurich Chamber Singers, as well as the ensemble Besuch der Lieder by the Pianist and Composer Edward Rushton.
At masterclasses with Barbara Hannigan, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Marijana Mijanovic, Sarah Maria Sun, Daniel Fueter and Jakob Stämpfli Meret received important artistic impulses.
Since she is seven years old, Meret Roth has regularly appeared in theater, musical and television productions. She sang the role of Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Anne Frank of the English Theater Groupe of Zug, Madeleine in the Sitcom Fertig lustig (Schweizer Fernsehen) and the role of Bastienne In Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne.
Meret Roth participated in some world premieres. These include the contemporary music theater The unknown bird (composition: Martin Derungs), the experimental music theater, thought-provoking – never entered (composition: Raimund Vogtenhuber) and the Johanneskantate in extended tonality by Johann Sonnleitner. In June 2013, she was part of the Zurich Festival in a perseverance of R. Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser in the role of Walters von der Jodelweide.
Meret Roth works in parallel to her singing career in cultural management. Until 2017, she worked in the marketing department of the Zurich Opera House. She lived in Paris in 2018 and worked on a mandate for the Beethoven year 2020 at the Philharmonie de Paris. Since the end of 2018, she has been working as the event manager at the Zurich Opera House and is continuing her vocal training with the Swiss soprano Barbara Böhi. She also teaches singing.