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Lena Nordin  

Lena Nordin

Soprano

 

Lena Nordin studied at the Academy of Music in Malmö and at the Opera Academy in Stockholm as well as in Salzburg, Florence and Siena.

Lena Nordin became a member of the soloist ensemble of the Royal Opera in Stockholm after a successful debut in Verdi's Luisa Miller. Among the many roles she has performed there are Cleopatra, Donna Anna, Contessa Almaviva, Antonia, Lauretta, Marguerite, Konstanze, Frau Fluth, Rosalinda, Nedda and Sophie. But first of all has she been acknowledged as a true Italian singer; the audience and the critics have highly praised her Violetta, Norma, Maria Stuarda, M. Butterfly, Elisabetta, Leonora in Trovatore, Tosca, and Lady Macbeth.

Miss Nordin has also sung parts like Purcell's Dido, Regina in Soler's Cosa Rara, many Mozart roles like Aspasia (in Mozart's Mitridate), Donna Elvira, Contessa di Folleville (in Rossini's Viaggio a Reims), Aricie (Rameau), Daphne by Richard Strauss, Martha, and Galathea (Händel) . The last years she has made her debut in 3 Verdi parts; Amelia in Ballo a Maschere, Odabella in Attila, and Elena in Vespri Siciliani, and she has also sung the Princess in Schreker's very rare opera Das Spielwerk, all in Darmstadt. For many years she was a regular guest at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, mostly for Mozart roles, and she has also sung in Dresden, London, Salzburg, Berlin, Moscow, Wexford Festival, Savonlinna Festival, Finnish National Opera, Drottningholm Court Thatre, Darmstadt, Venice, Marseille, Lisbon, Miscolz and Sevilla. Concert engagements include performances in the USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia.

In 1999 Lena Nordin was appointed "Royal Court Singer" by H.M Carl Gustaf, and in June 2003 she was presented the royal medal "Litteris et Artibus".

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