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Elaine McKrill

Soprano

Biography

British soprano Elaine McKrill sings Overseer (Elektra) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. McKrill made her Royal Opera debut in 2005 as Ortlinde (Die Walküre) and has also sung Marianne Leitmetzerin (Der Rosenkavalier) for The Royal Opera.

A graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, McKrill has largely specialized in Wagnerian repertory. She has sung Brünnhilde (Der Ring des Nibelungen) in Chemnitz, Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) for Scottish Opera, Isolde in Angers, Dijon and Genoa and Adriano (Rienzi) and Kundry (Parsifal) for Palace Opera. Her other Wagner appearances have included Third Norn (Götterdämmerung) in Stuttgart, Ortlinde for Salzburg Easter Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival and the BBC Proms, Helmwige (Die Walküre) for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Netherlands Opera and Freia (Das Rheingold) in Chemnitz. She also sings regularly for the Mastersingers Company and Edinburgh Opera Players.

McKrill made her role debut as the Overseer for Netherlands Opera in 2011. Her other repertory includes Abigaille (Nabucco), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Manon Lescaut, Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel) and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia). She sings throughout the UK in concert, in repertory ranging from Beethoven’s Missa solemnis to Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14.

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