The German mezzo-soprano, Anne-Carolyn Schlüter, studied Musicology, English, German language & literature at the Universität Köln (1990-1997). She studied singing at the Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln) with Professor Monica Pick-Hieronimi and Professor Liselotte Hammes. In 2001, she passed the final examiation with distinction and was awarded postgraduate examination. She also received regular lessons with Professor Liselotte Hammes in Köln; coaching for Early Music with Kai Wessel; and attended master-classes: Klesie Kelly-Moog, Anna Reynolds and Judith Beckmann.
Anne-Carolyn Schlüter has since acquired a broad repertoire as an opera and concert singer stretching from Cavalli to present day composers. She has performed on stages all over the world, both in opera and as a soloist. She holds a particular affection for Lieder performances and has given many recitals in Germany, and in China, Iceland and Norway among others.
Anne-Carolyn has worked with Sir Colin Davis, and has toured with Claudio Abbado through several opera houses and festivals. As regards sacred music, she has enjoyed an extensive co-operation with Helmuth Rilling in works spanning from Claudio Monteverdi to Wolfgang Rihm. She has also performed under the direction of Peter Ruzicka, Sir Roger Norrington and Steven Sloane, among others.
She was nominated as Singer of the Year by the journal Opernwelt for her interpretation of the title role in Penthesilea by Ottmar Schoeck at Theater Lübeck in 2009. In 2009 she also appeared in Antonín Dvořák's opera Rusalka at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Den Norske Opera & Ballett). She performed at the Glogerfestspillene in 2007 and 2010.
She appears on several CD recordings, among them W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Claudio Abbado, released by Deutsche Grammophon, and a prize-winning recording of Frank Schrecker's Das Spielwerk und die Prinzessin. She has lived in Kongsberg, Norway since 2009.