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Birgitte Christensen
Soprano

Sice making her debut as a member of the troupe of the Innsbruck Opera, the Norwegian soprano Birgitte Christensen has made guest appearances at the Berlin Staatsoper, the Dresden Semperoper, the Stuttgart Staatsoper, the National Theater in Mannheim, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Karlsruhe Staatstheater, the Theater an der Wien, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, the Versailles Opera, the Rouen Opera, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, the Baroque Music Festival in Innsbruck and the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. Her repertoire includes the title roles of Gluck’s Alceste and Haydn’s Armida, as well as the roles of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem serail) Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Violetta (La Traviata), Liù (Turandot), Nedda (Pagliacci), Micaela (Carmen), Desdemona (Rossini’s Otello), Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes), Helena (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Musetta (La Bohème), Mrs. Fluth (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe), Jenny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), and Cunégonde (Candide). She also performs numerous roles in the Baroque repertoire including the title roles of Alcina and Partenope, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Belleza (Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno), Iphis (Handel’s Jephtha), Edronica (Telemann’s Der Geduldige Socrates), Gionata (Conti’s David), and Poppea (Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea).
Last season, she sang the role of the First Lady in Die Fledermaus at the Theater an der Wien, the title role in Armida in Vienna, Warsaw, and Basle, Vitellia in Karlsruhe, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Ruhrtriennale, Mozart’s Requiem with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with the Vestfold Symphony Orchestra, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem in Trondheim, Strauss’s Four Last Songs in Oslo, and Poulenc’s Gloria in Kongsberg. She has also worked with numerous conductors, including Rino Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Teodor Currentzis, Alan Curtis, Paul Daniel, Adam Fischer, Manfred Honeck, René Jacobs, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Peter Schreier, and Lothar Zagrosek.

Birgitte Christensen is making her Paris Opera debut.

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