Born in 1971 in Gelsenkirchen, Dorothee Mields is a German soprano who studied at the University of the Arts Bremen with Elke Holzmann, Harry van der Kamp and Gabriele Schreckenbach. After her graduation, she continued her studies in Stuttgart with Julia Hamari.
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, Masaaki Suzuki and Jos van Veldhoven.
She 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.