Swedish singer Iréne Theorin is one of the most dazzling dramatic sopranos in contemporary opera. Thanks to her powerful voice, her pronounced and charismatic musicality, she is considered a harbinger of the German opera drama tradition.
Although Iréne only started her musician’s career at the age of 33, the singer signed a contract with the Göteborg Opera during her second year of studies. Iréne Theorin performed the role of Brünnhilde in the critically acclaimed recording of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Danish Opera House in 2006. The same role in The Valkyrie production in Barcelona in 2014 earned her the title of Singer of the Year in Spain. Iréne has performed at Milan’s La Scala, Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Semperoper Dresden, Bayreuth Festival Theatre, Bayreuth Festival, Berlin State Opera, and the New National Theatre in Tokyo. Theorin has performed with Marcello Viotti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Kazushi Ono, Gianandrea Noseda, Zubin Mehta, and Valery Gergiev.
The singer’s repertoire includes Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), titular roles in Elektra, Aida, Tosca, and Turandot, Sieglinde and Brünnhilde (Der Ring des
Nibelungen), Isolde (Tristan and Isolde), Elsa (Lohengrin), Desdemona (Otello), Elisabeth and Venus (Tannhäuser), Senta (The Flying Dutchman), and Eva (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg).
Iréne Theorin graduated from the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen, class of Birgit Nilsson. She has honed her skills in workshops with Geoffrey Parsons, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, and Janet Baker.