Swedish director and dramaturg Elisabeth Linton makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as dramaturg for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, directed by Kasper Holten.
Linton was born in Gothenburg. She trained as a stage director at the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance and works as a director of opera, musicals and plays. Opera credits include Der fliegende Holländer (Norrland Opera), Nabucco (Royal Danish Opera), La bohème (Göteborg Opera), Così fan tutte, Tosca, Faust and Eugene Onegin (Danish National Opera; Reumert Prize for Eugene Onegin), Don Giovanni (Bern City Theatre) and Tristan und Isolde (Finnish National Opera). Her work in contemporary opera includes productions of Under the Sky (Royal Danish Opera), The Silvership (Vadstena Academy), The Confessional (Danish National Opera, Reumert Prize) and Schattenspiele (Malmö Opera, Lübeck Theatre). Her credits in music theatre include Evita and Spring Awakening (Aalborg Theatre) and in theatre an outdoor production of The Three Musketeers (Royal Danish Theatre).
Linton’s previous work as a dramaturg with Holten includes Der Freischütz (Royal Danish Opera) and Der fliegende Holländer (Finnish National Opera). Further dramaturgy credits include concerts of Scarlatti’s Il primo omicidio (Gloger Festival) and Dido and Aeneas (Danish Radio Concert Hall).