Ylva Kihlberg – sopran

Ylva Kihlberg - sopran

Ylva Kihlberg – sopran

The Soprano Ylva Kihlberg was born and educated in Stockholm, Sweden, where she from 1997-98 was engaged at the Royal Opera.

Since the year 2000 she has been a company principal at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, Denmark where she had her debut as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème. “She touches something deep, because she is so un-artificial, so straight forward and apparently sincere”, one of the critics said at this occasion.

Recent engagements include Mimì/La Boheme, Lady Billows/Albert Herring at The Royal Danish Opera, Dancer in the Dark at The Lincoln Center, New York and her UK debut as Emilia Marty/The Makropoulis Case by Janácěk’s with Opera North, which also opened the 2012 Edinburgh festival. In 2013/14 she sang Rusalka conducted by Tomas Hanus and Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen.

In October/November 2015 she performed Jenufa/Jenufa by Janacek in Opera North Leeds and also on tour in Newcastle, Manchester and Notthingham.

Engagements until 2018 embrace among others Marschallin/Rosenkavalier staged by David McVickar at Opera North in Leeds and Donna Elvira/ Don Giovanni at Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, staged by Kasper Holten.

Here she has also previously sung parts such as: Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, The Countess/Le Nozze di Figaro,Michaela/Carmen, Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte, Vitellia/La Clemenza di Tito, Poppea/L’incoronazione di Poppea, Lisa/Piqovaya Dama, as well as Wellgunde, Gerhilde and Gutrune in Wagners’ Ring, Jeanne/The Devils of Loudun by Penderecki

Outside the Royal Opera, Copenhagen she has been singing parts such as: Ingeborg in Heise’s Drot og Marskand, Alice/Falstaff at the Danish National Opera, Donna Elvira at the opera houses in Stockholm and Malmö, and Rheintochter and Walküre in Göteborg conducted by Kent Nagano. She made her US-debut in 2006/07 in the title-role of Schumann’s Genoveva, with great success.

In the season 2008/09, 09/10 and 10/11 Ylva Kihlberg has sung her first Marie/Wozzeck and Tatjana/Eugene Onegin. Furthermore Poul Ruders has written an opera, based on Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark for her, which opened the season 2010-11. In 2010 Ylva Kilhlberg also sang in Montepulciano as Lady Billows/Albert Herring, directed by Keith Warner.

Besides singing opera Mrs. Kihlberg is a frequent recitalist and soloist on the concert stage, covering a repertoire from Handel’s Messiah to Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder. Performances include concert-arias by Mozart with the Danish Radio Sinfonietta conducted by Adam Fischer, The Bells by Rachmaninov and the soprano part in Dvorak’s Requiem.

Moreover Ylva Kihlberg has participated on the CD releases “The Little Match Girl” by August Enna and “Lygtemændene tager til byen” by Per Nørgård.

In 2011 she was awarded the cross of the order of chivalry by Queen Margrethe II.

Ylva Kihlberg also has a passion for dancing, which she has been following for 15 years.

Ansat som solist ved Den Kongelige Opera siden 2000.

 

Upplevda föreställningar

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Helgonet på Bleecker street YstadOperan 14.7.1997
Valkyrian Gerhilde Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 28.4.2003
Under himlen Lena Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 3.4.2004
Titus Vitellia Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 6.5.2004
Rhenguldet Wellgunde Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 22.1.2004
Elektra Flicka 5 Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 5.3.2005
Affären Makropulos Kristina Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 25.10.2006
Ragnarök Gutrune Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 22.2.2006
Rhenguldet Wellgunde Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 25.4.2006
Don Giovanni Donna Elvira Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 9.1.2007
Poppeas kröning Poppea/Fortuna Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 12.2.2008
Wozzeck Marie Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 10.12.2008
Dancer in the Dark Selma Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 13.9.2010
Boris Godunov Xenia Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 25.1.2011
Die frau ohne Schatten Falken Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 15.5.2011
Carmen Michaela Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 1.11.2011
Albert Herring Lady Billows Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 20.5.2012
Djävlarna från Loudon Jeanne Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 12.2.2013
Il Trittico Opsynshavande söster Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 18.3.2013
Rusalka Rusalka Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 25.11.2013
Tosca Tosca Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 12.11.2014
Maskarade Leonora Den Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn 28.3.2015

 

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