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The Swedish soprano Ingela Brimberg has a versatile repertoire with vocal quality and interesting drama in focus.
This season has started off in Göteborg/Sweden as Elettra in Idomeneo, in a production staged by Graham Vick and conducted by Laurence Cummings. This will be followed by Senta in Holländer in both Madrid – Teatro Real - (autumn 2016) and in Berlin - Deutsche Oper (spring 2017). And in between, she can be seen and heard in the title role of Elektra by Strauss in Kassel in the beginning of 2017.
Ms Brimberg has last seasons appeared in the title role of Elektra (Strauss), in a spectacular production signed La Fura dels Baus in Umeå (European Capital of Cutlure). She has also sung Leonore in Fidelio in concert at the Verbier Festival under the baton of Marc Minkowski and has appeared as Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Elettra in Idomeneo at Opéra de Lyon and Senta in Der fliegende Holländer in Vienna/Theater an der Wien, Köln, Caen and Luxembourg. She has also appeared as Tosca in Köln, with performances in June and July 2016.
Earlier seasons have also included Elettra in Idomeneo and the title role in Manon Lescaut with the Danish National Opera, Salome at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Valentine in Les Huguenots at her debut at La Monnaie in Brussels (staged by Olivier Py and conducted by Marc Minkowski, and named the best production of year 2011 in Opernwelt).
Ingela Brimberg made her Royal Swedish Opera debut in the spring 2013 as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes and the same year sang a sensational first Senta with maestro Minkowski in concert performances in France, Austria and Spain (released on CD by Naïve). She has appeared as Tosca in several productions; with the Finnish National Opera, Danish National Opera, in Göteborg and in Köln. At the Wagner Geneva Festival she again had a great success as Senta, followed by the role of Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Toulon Opera. In concert she has sung Sieglinde in the third act of Die Walküre with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.
After having sung mezzo roles like Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Ingela Brimberg made her soprano debut singing Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Folkoperan, Stockholm in 2003. Since then she has performed roles like Amelia in Un ballo in Maschera and the title role of Aida at the Malmö Opera, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Folkoperan and the title roles of Jenufa at NorrlandsOperan and Katja Kabanova at the Göteborg Opera. Ingela Brimberg studied at the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Göteborg.