Nina Stemme Soprano

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Swedish soprano Nina Stemme is singing on the leading international stages, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Bayreuth Festival, Wiener Staatsoper or Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

She has been appointed Swedish Court Singer and “Kammersängerin” in Bavaria and Austria. She is the 1993 winner of Placido Domingo's Operalia and received the “Premio Abbiati” critics’ award in 2010, the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera in 2010, the International Opera Award (Best Female Singer) and the Opera News Award in 2013, and the Birgit Nilsson Prize.

After having performed roles such as Cherubino and the Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Mimi (La Bohème), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Senta (The Flying Dutchman), she moved on to the greatest dramatic roles such as Isolde (Tristan und Isolde), Brünnhilde (Die Walküre), Kundry (Parsifal), Salomé, Elektra, Minnie (La fanciulla del West) and Turandot.

She recently made her role debut as the Dyer’s wife (Die Frau ohne Schatten) at the Wiener Staatsoper and as Kostelnicka (Jenůfa) at the Theater an der Wien. In May 2022, she performed for the last time Brünnhilde in a complete cycle of the Ring at the Wiener Staatsoper.

During the 2022/23 season, she was Isolde at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and Wiener Staatsoper, the Dyer’s wife at the San Francisco Opera, and made her role debut as Ortrud (Lohengrin) in Vienna.

Her recordings includes the roles of Isolde in Tristan und Isolde with Plácido Domingo and Antonio Pappano, and Brünnhilde in Die Walküre under Valery Gergiev.

At the Paris Opera: Tannhäuser (Elisabeth), 2011 ; La fanciulla del West (Minnie), 2014

Immerse in the Paris Opera universe

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