Iréne Theorin

"The Brünnhilde of Iréne Theorin is the incarnation of the Wotanstochter and acts with enchanting differentiated facets of her always round and seamlessly appealing soprano in this demanding  role." (Das Opernglas)

Iréne Theorin is the shooting star amongst the dramatic sopranos and a regular guest at all major opera houses.

After her debut as Brünnhilde in Copenhagen she toured with this role in Cologne, London, Beijing, Budapest, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, New York, Washington, Barcelona, Milano and Tokyo. She is Brünnhilde in the new RING at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona starting in 2014 and is a regular guest as with this role at the Wagner Festival in Budapest. In 2005, the Swedish Soprano made her debut as Turandot in Copenhagen. Guest performances in this role followed in Essen, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Guangzhou, Dresden, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, San Francisco, Metropolitan Opera New York, the Bayerische Staatsoper München and Arena di Verona. Iréne Theorin is also one of the most sought after Isolde of our times. In 2006, she sang her first Isolde at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, followed by Essen, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Toyko, Berlin, Bayreuth Festival,  at the Washington National Opera and the Vienna State Opera. With her broad repertoire that includes Elisabetta (Don Carlos), Tosca, Santuzza, Elisabeth and Venus (Tannhäuser) she is guesting in the opera houses around the world. In 2010, she gave her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Elektra (Daniele Gatti), a role she also sang in Stockholm, Paris (Philippe Jordan), Antwerp (Dmitri Jurowski) and Munich (Asher Fisch) with great success. Plans for the season 2015-16 include the title role of Elektra at the Semperoper in Dresden, her debut as Kundry in Parsifal at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Brünnhilde in the Ring at the Staatsoper Berlin, in Barcelona and at the Wagner in Budapest Festival, Concerts in Paris and the Tivoli Festival.

Iréne Theorin has worked amongst others with Roberto Abbado, David Afkham, Gerd Albrecht, Antonello Allemandi, Marco Armiliato, Philippe Auguin, Daniel Barenboim, Giordano Bellincampi, Bertrand de Billy, Daniele Callegari, Myung-Whun Chung, Tobias Durholm, Christoph Eschenbach, Dan Ettinger, Adam Fischer,  Heinz Fricke, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Sir Edward Jones, Philippe Jordan, Jiri Kout, Nicola Luisotti, Lorin Maazel, Jun Märkl, Zubin Mehta, Cornelius Meister, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Kazushi Ono, Daniel Oren, Seiji Osawa, Jukka-Pekka Sarastre, Peter Schneider, Michael Schønwandt, Leif Segerstam, Lu Shao-Chia, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Stefan Soltesz, Thomas Sœndergård, Christian Thielemann, Marcello Viotti, Ralf Weikert, Franz Welser-Möst, Lothar Zagrosek and Massimo Zanetti.

By Arthaus, a DVD recording of the Salzburg Elektra production has been released in 2011 as well as the Götterdämmerung from the Teatro alla Scala in 2013. Furthermore the Tristan und Isolde of the Bayreuther Festspiele is available at opusarte and the Copenhagen RING is an award-winning DVD available at Decca. In March 2015, she was awarded singer of the year in Spain for her interpretation of Brünnhilde in Die Walküre in Barcelona 2014.

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