Swedish star soprano becomes Operans Salome

By on October 2, 2016

When Richard Strauss opera Salome in Sofia Jupithers director get revival at the Royal Opera November 11 will the internationally acclaimed Swedish star soprano Erika Sunnegårdh make the title role.

Erika was heard at the latest at the Opera in Puccini‘s Turandot and among international scenes where she has performed are the Metropolitan, Wiener Staatsoper, Glyndebourne and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.

It was in September 2004 that the Swedish-American soprano Erika Sunnegårdh made a sensational operatic debut in the title role of Turandot at the Malmö Opera. She has since sung the same role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Deutsche Oper, the Royal Opera and the Norrland Opera (with Berios newly written end).

On 1 April 2006 she made a highly successful debut at the Metropolitan slightly earlier than planned, when she was on short notice had to jump into the role of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio. This occurred in a matinee performance that was broadcast into a audience of millions.
The role of Salome – which she will do at the Royal Opera , she has made in Munich, Bologna, Dresden, at Welsh National Opera, in Barcelona and Tokyo.

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