Camilla Nylund SOPRANO

Camilla Nylund, born in 1968 in Vaasa, Finland, studied singing with professor Eva Illes and later applied for the opera and lieder class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. For her outstanding achievement she was awarded the Lilli Lehmann medal in 1995 by the international foundation of the Mozarteum.

Camilla Nylund was a member of the Dresden Ensemble from 1999 until 2002. Her projects at the Semperoper in Dresden included Cosi fan tutte, Falstaff, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Arabella, Tannhäuser, Der Rosenkavalier, Der Freischütz, and Die Fledermaus.

Many major opera houses have invited Camilla for productions and performances – she sang Tatjana (Onegin) and Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Hamburg state opera, Gräfin in the Venice production of Capriccio, Leonore (Fidelio) at the Zurich opera, and Salome at the Köln Opera. In Vienna she performed Leonore in Beethoven’s first Fidelio version (Theater an der Wien). She debuted at the Bavarian State Opera as Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) under Zubin Mehta, followed by the Salzburger Festspiele, and Sir Simon Rattle invited her for a Fidelio tour in Japan.

In November 2005 Camilla Nylund debuted successfully at the Vienna State Opera in Salome. She appeared both at the Scala di Milano and in Chicago, for Beethoven’s 9th under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, at the Berlin Philharmonie with Sir Simon Rattle in a concert performance of Le nozze di Figaro. Sir Simon Rattle re-invited her to Berlin for Henze’s Floss der Medusa. At the Bavarian state opera the singer took part in the new production of Chowanschtschina as Emma and appeared as Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi  (Cosi fan tutte) and as Eva in (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). A new production of Der Rosenkavalier brought her to the new national theatre Tokyo, as Marschallin.

In 2007/08 Camilla Nylund made her much acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival in Rusalka. In 2009/10 she made her debut at the Paris bastille as Salome (November 2009) which turned out to be a tremendous success. Equally acclaimed was her first Irene in Rienzi, a new production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (January 2010). She appeared in a new production of Notre Dame in Dresden, and in a new production of Salome (under the baton of Zubin Mehta) in Valencia.

In summer 2011 she made her debut in Bayreuth – as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, followed by re-invitations for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

2011/12 opened with a series of Ariadne at the Vienna State Opera, followed by Chrysothemis (Elektra) at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Rosenkavalier at la Scala di Milano, Salome in Vienna, Rusalka at Covent Garden, London, and then appeared at the Nederlands Opera Amsterdam as Elisabetta (Don Carlo).

In 2012/13 Camilla Nylund was invited to the San Francisco Opera for Lohengrin and to the Liceo Barcelona for Rusalka. Her first Sieglinde (Walküre) at the Vienna State Opera became a much acclaimed role debut.

In 2013/14 Camilla Nylund appeared in productions of Ariadne in Frankfurt, Tote Stadt in Helsinki, Salome at the Staatsoper Berlin, and a new production of Lohengrin at the Vienna State Opera, just to mention a few.

Camilla Nylund regularly appears with the world’s leading conductors within the concert and oratorio repertoire, such as Daniel Barenboim, Marek Janowski, Fabio Luisi, Ingo Metzmacher, Sir Simon Rattle, and Yakov Kreizberg.

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