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Visiting Artist

Camilla Nylund

Camilla Nylund who was 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 had been 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, ROSENKAVALIER, FREISCHÜTZ, FLEDERMAUS.

All major opera houses invited Camillafor productions and performances – she sang Tatjana/ONEGIN and Eva/MEISTERSINGER at the Hamburg State Opera and Gräfin in the Venice production of CAPRICCIO, FIDELIO-Leonore at the Zurich Opera, 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 (Elisabeth/TANNHÄUSER, Zubin Mehta), Furthermore the Salzburger Festspiele and Sir Simon Rattle invited her for their Japan tour with a concertant FIDELIO.

In November 2005 Camilla Nylund debuted successfully at the Vienna State Opera in SALOME. She both appeared at the Scala di Milano and in Chicago with Beethoven 9th under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, at the Berlin Philharmonie with Sir Simon Rattle in concert performances of 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 CHOWANSCHTSCHINA (Emma) and appeared as FIGARO-Contessa, Fiordiligi in COSI and as Eva in MEISTERSINGER. A new production of ROSENKAVALIER/Marschallin brought her to the New National Theatre Tokyo.

2007/8 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 even out to be a tremendous success. Equally acclaimend was her first Irene in RIENZI, new production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (January 2010). She appeared in a new production NOTRE DAME in Dresden, and in a new production 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 ELEKTRA/Chrysothemis at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, ROSENKAVALIER at La Scala di Milano, SALOME in Vienna, RUSALKA at Covent Garden/London, furthermore she appeared at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam as DON CARLO-Elisabetta

In 2012/13 Camilla Nylund was invited to the San Francisco Opera for LOHENGRIN and to the Liceo Barcelona for RUSALKA. Her first WALKÜRE-Sieglinde (Vienna State Opera) became a much acclaimed role debut.

In 2013/14 Camilla Nylund appeared in productions ARIADNE in Frankfurt, TOTE STADT in Helsinki, SALOME at the Staatsoper Berlin, a new production LOHENGRIN at the Vienna State Opera and SALOME concertant in Philadelphia.

Camilla Nylund regularly appears with the world’s leading conductors within the concert and oratorio repertoire – Daniel Barenboim, Marek Janowski, Fabio Luisi, Ingo Metzmacher, Sir Simon Rattle, Yakov Kreizberg, just to mention a few. Engagements in 2014/15: concerts with Beethovens 9. Symphony under R. Muti in Chicago, TANNHÄUSER at the Vienna State Opera, RUSALKA in Lyon, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS at Berlin State Opera, ROSENKAVALIER in Amsterdam.

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