Ida Falk-Winland was born in Sweden. She studied under Lilian Watson at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School (at the Royal College of Music) and at the National Opera Studio in London during which time she was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal. She is currently a soloist at the Gothenburg Opera where she has performed numerous roles including Morgana in Alcina, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and, this season, Ilia in Idomeneo. She has sung the roles of Pamina in The Magic Flute and Romilda in Serse at the Swedish Royal Opera in Stockholm, the First Niece in Peter Grimes at La Scala in Milan, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Helsinki Festival, Cunégonde in (Bernstein’s) Candide at the Opéra de Nancy, and Cecily in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and at the Opéra national de Lorraine.
She made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival playing the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. During the summer of 2015, she sang the role of Poppea in Agrippina at the International Handel Festival in Göttingen. She has worked with numerous conductors, including Sakari Oramo, Marc Minkowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding and Valery Gergiev. She has also performed in concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. She has recorded Bach’s Mass in B under the direction of Jonathan Cohen (Hyperion), Haydn’s Creation with Philipp von Steinaecker (Fra Bernardo) and a first solo album (Melodies of Copland, Nystroem and Richard Strauss).
Fostersystern (Gösta Nystroem’s Herr Arnes penningar) at the Gothenburg Opera.
Ida Falk-Winland is making her debut at the Paris Opera