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The Swedish soprano Nina Stemme is in great demand at the major opera houses. Since her operatic debut as Cherubino in Cortona, Italy, she has appeared with many of the greatest opera companies of the world including Stockholm, the Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Geneva, Zürich, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and San Francisco Opera, as well as at the Bayreuth, Salzburg, Savonlinna, Glyndebourne and Bregenz festivals.

Her roles include Rosalinde, Mimi, Cio-Cio-San, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Tatjana, Katerina (The Greek Passion), Suor Angelica, Euridice, Katerina (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Marguerite, Agathe, Marie, Nyssia (König Kandaules), Jenufa, Marschallin, Eva, Elisabeth (Lohengrin), Elsa, Senta, Sieglinde, Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and Isolde. This last brought her great critical acclaim at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2003, on disc for EMI Classics with Placido Domingo, Antonio Pappano and the chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden released in 2005 and most recently at the Bayreuth Festival in 2005 and again in 2006. In 2007 Nina returns with the role of Isolde to Glyndebourne Festival Opera where she first made her Debut in the role.

Earlier this year Nina Stemme made her highly successful role debut in the title role of Aida in a new production at Zürich Opera and recorded her first album as an exclusive artist for EMI Classics of Strauss's Four Last Songs and final scenes, due for release in early 2007.

Future engagements include amongst others, Arabella in Gothenburg, Ariadne auf Naxos at Geneva Opera, Leonore (La Forza del destino) at Vienna State Opera, Amelia (Simone Boccanegra) at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Sieglinde in the new ring cycle at Vienna State Opera and in San Francisco, Salome at Geneva Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and Teatro Real Madrid, Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Katerina Ismailova (Lady Macbeth of Mzensk) at the Metropolitan Opera New York and her first Kundry (Parsifal) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. On the concert platform in 2006/7 she will appear in recital with Antonio Pappano (piano) in Barcelona and Dresden, in concert performances of Salome in Strasbourg and Paris and in recital at the Zurich opera.
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BillStensrud - 2 Oct 2009
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