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Iréne Theorin

Soprano

Biography

Iréne Theorin in action.
Iréne Theorin in Turandot, The Royal Opera © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2014

Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin made her Royal Opera debut in 2005 as Hemlwige (Die Walküre) and has since sung Turandot and Brünnhilde (Siegfried, one performance) for The Royal Opera.

Theorin was born in Småland and studied at the University of Gothenburg and the Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen. She is a permanent guest artist of Royal Danish Opera, where her roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Leonora (La forza del destino), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Elizabeth (Don Carlo), Desdemona (Otello), Aida, Tosca, Elsa (Lohengrin), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Senta (Der fliegende Holländer), Sieglinde (Die Walküre) and Turandot. Theorin created the role of Brünnhilde in the company's production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Kasper Holten.

Theorin has sung Turandot around the world, including for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and in San Francisco, Tokyo and Munich. Other engagements include Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) at the Bayreuth Festival and Liceu, Barcelona, Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) in Washington, Venus (Tannhäuser) for Vienna State Opera, Santuzza (Calleria rusticana) in St Petersburg, Elektra in Stockholm and at the Salzburg Festival and Brünnhilde in Washington and for Berlin State Opera and La Scala, Milan.

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