Elsa Dreisig Soprano

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French-Danish soprano Elsa Dreisig studied at the Paris Conservatoire and the Hochschule für Musik, Leipzig. In 2016, she won the First Female Voice Prize of the Operalia Plácido Domingo competition. She was also voted Young Artist of the Year by the Opernwelt magazine and Vocal Discovery at the Victoires de la Musique Awards.

In 2015, she joined the Staatsoper Unter den Linden’s Opera Studio (Berlin), and became a member of the Ensemble in 2017. She performed, among other roles, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) at the Salzburg Festival in 2020 and 2021, and the Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze de Figaro) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. She made her role debut as Anna Bolena at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2021, and returned there in 2022 in the role of Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda).

In the summer 2023, she will make her debut in the title-role of Salomé at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, where she has already performed Micaëla (Carmen). She will also return at the Salzburg Festival as Juliette (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and to perform concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elsa thrives on participating in what she identifies as exceptional events, even if they involve some risk. In 2017, she jumped in on a day’s notice to sing Haydn’s Creation with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle. Last season, after giving concerts with two different orchestras in Copenhagen, the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden called on her to appear as Pamina (The Magic Flute) just a few hours later.

As an exclusive recording artist with the label Erato, she released in January 2022 her third album, Mozart x 3.

At the Paris Opera: The Magic Flute (Pamina), 2017; Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta), 2018; Don Giovanni (Zerlina), 2019 ; I Puritani (Elvira), 2019

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