"[The] choice of Dorothee Mields to sing the vocal items is excellent. It is hard to find a better interpreter for Purcell's vocal music outside the English-speaking world. At the beginning of her career she was compared to the young Emma Kirkby. Since then her voice has grown and become stronger and warmer. But she still has some of the skills which have made Ms Kirkby famous: immaculate diction and pronunciation, and a fine taste for ornamentation."
MusicWeb International, April 2011
Dorothee Mields is one of the leading interpreters of 17th and 18th century music and is beloved by audiences and critics alike for her unique timbre and moving interpretations. Her flawless technique and the ethereal clarity of her voice also make her ideally suited for works by contemporary composers.
She appears regularly with the Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, Netherlands Bach Society, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, Lautten Compagney and Klangforum Wien under such conductors as Stefan Asbury, Ivor Bolton, Frans Brüggen, Beat Furrer, Paul Goodwin, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt, Emilio Pomárico, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Stephen Stubbs, Masaaki Suzuki and Jos van Veldhoven.
Dorothee Mields is a welcome guest at international festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival, Suntory Music Foundation Summer Festival in Japan, Boston Early Music Festival, Flanders Festival, Vienna Festival, the Handel Festival in Halle and the Tanglewood Festival. A steadily growing discography with several award-winning recordings documents her artistic achievements. Recent releases of "In Darkness Let me Dwell" and "Loves Alchymie" (with Hille Perl and Lee Santana, Sony/dhm) and Purcell "Love Songs" (with the Lautten Compagney, Carus) have received great critical acclaim. A recording of Chopin Lieder (with pianist Nelson Goerner) for the Fryderyk Chopin Institute Warszawa has been released in summer 2011.
Besides several concert tours with Collegium Vocale Gent and the Netherlands Bach Society, highlights of the 2011/12 season include a recital with Nelson Goerner at the "Chopin and his Europe" Festival in Warszawa (August 2011), Mozart’s 'Mass in C minor' and 'Requiem' at the Vézelay Festival and at the Festival de Musique La Chaise-Dieu under the baton of Pierre Cao (August 2011), concert tours with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Mozart 'Requiem' in September 2011 and Bach Cantatas in June 2012), as well as concerts with the Lautten Compagney at the Lucerne Festival (September 2011) and at the Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele (June 2012). Concerts with Hille Perl and Lee Santana are scheduled in August and November 2011 and in February and March 2012.
The artist studied in Bremen and Stuttgart and currently lives with her family near Hagen, Germany.