Powerful, dramatic, splendid – to name a few words describing Swedish singer Martina Dike’s voice. Her strong musical nerve makes for a particularly bold sound, especially in her performance of dramatic roles.
Martina Dike is the laureate of renowned competition Cardiff Singer of the World, and her portrayal of Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) earned excellent reviews from critics.
Dike’s repertoire includes Carmen, Adalgisa, Maddalena (Rigoletto), Eboli, Fricka (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre), Ortrud (Lohengrin), Venus (Tannhäuser), Klytaemnestra (Elektra), and others. She has participated in the Bayreuth Festival, singing the role of Fricka in the opera Die Walküre, conducted by Christian Thielemann.
Martina has sung on the Latvian National Opera stage in the productions of Wagner’s operas Tannhäuser, Das Rheingold, and Die Walküre.
In addition to her work at the opera, Martina Dike is a concert performer. Her repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9,
Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bernstein’s Symphony no. 1, and Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex.
The vocalist has performed in Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Barbican Centre in London, Aix-en-Provence, Milan, Brussels Opera, Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Karlstad, Dortmund, and Aalto Theater in Essen, recently making her debut as Ortrud with the Greek National Orchestra in Athens. Dike has performed with Dmitri Jurowski, Stefan Soltesz, Kent Nagano, and Leif Segerstam, among others.
Martina Dike developed her singing talent at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.