French-Danish soprano Elsa Dreisig makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte).
Dreisig studied singing at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris, and at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig. She was a member of Berlin State Opera Studio 2015–17. During this time she sang Pamina and Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) for Berlin State Opera and also performed in operas including Martinu’s Julietta. In 2016 she won First Prize in Operalia, and was named Vocal Discovery at the Victoires de la Musique Classique and Young Artist of the Year by Opernwelt. She became a member of Berlin State Opera in the 2017–18 season, and has since sung roles including Gretchen (Szenen aus Goethes Faust), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Violetta (La traviata), Flowermaiden (Parsifal) and Natascha (Furrer’s Violetter Schnee) for the company. Dreisig’s other appearances include Musetta (La bohème) and Massenet’s Manon for Zürich Opera, Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina and Elvira (I puritani) for Paris Opéra and Micaëla (Carmen) for Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Dreisig has performed in concert with the Berlin State Opera (Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle), in the Berlioz Festival in La Côte Saint André (in Berlioz’s re-discovered Herminie), in Haydn’s Creation with the Berlin Philharmonic under Rattle in Berlin and at the Paris Philharmonie, Salzburg Festival and Lucerne Festival, and on tour with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes (Mahler’s Symphony no.4) and with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Barenboim. She is an exclusive recording artist with Warner Classics (Erato) and in autumn 2018 released her first, award-winning solo album, Miroir(s).