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Elaine McKrill



British soprano Elaine McKrill made her Royal Opera debut in 2005 as Ortlinde (Die Walküre) and has since sung Marianne Leitmetzerin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Overseer (Elektra).

A graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, McKrill has largely specialized in Wagnerian repertory. Her engagements include Brünnhilde (Der Ring des Nibelungen) in Chemnitz, Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) for Scottish Opera, Isolde in Angers, Dijon and Genoa and Adriano (Rienzi), Kundry (Parsifal) for Palace Opera, 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’s 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 such repertory as Beethoven’s Missa solemnis to Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14.