Celebrated Swedish soprano Ingela Brimberg has collaborated with some of the world’s finest conductors, including Marc Minkowski, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Francois-Xavier Roth, Leif Segerstam, Sakari Oramo and Pablo Heras-Casado, and is renowned for her interpretations of the most complex and demanding of opera’s dramatic soprano heroines.
Starting in the 2023/24 season, Brimberg returns to La Monnaie as Brünnhilde Die Walküre, also performing that role in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung the following season to complete the new Romeo Castellucci production of the complete Ring Cycle that will be conducted by music director Alain Altinoglu. Elsewhere in 23/24, Brimberg’s engagements include her role debut as Katerina Ismailowa Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for Oper Leipzig. In 2022/23, Brimberg sang Leonore Fidelio at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Senta Der fliegende Holländer for Oper Köln and a concert of Vier letzte Lieder with the Orchestre national de Lille.
Other recent highlights include: title roles Elektra and Turandot in Geneva; Turandot at the Teatro Regio Turin; Brünnhilde Siegfried for Göteborg Opera; her first Isolde Tristan und Isolde in a new production for Oper Köln; Eva in Sebastian Fagerlund’s new opera Höstsonaten for Finnish National Opera; Senta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Oper Köln, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real Madrid and in concert with Minkowski (recorded by Naïve); Brünnhilde Die Walküre for Royal Swedish Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Swedish Opera and Opéra National de Bordeaux. She sang the title role of Salomé for Oper Köln (new Ted Huffman production), Teatro Verdi Trieste and Göteborg Opera, Elsa Lohengrin at La Monnaie, the title role Tosca for Oper Köln, Göteborg Opera and Finnish National Opera, title role Aida for Malmö Opera and Elektra for L’opéra National de Bordeaux.
Ingela Brimberg made her La Monnaie performing Valentine in a production of Les Huguenots that was conducted by Marc Minkowski and named the best production of year 2011 in Opernwelt, after which she debuted for Royal Swedish Opera as Ellen Orford Peter Grimes in during the spring of 2013. She also sang Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Amelia Un ballo in Maschera and Donna Anna Don Giovanni with Folkoperan Stockholm, the title roles of Jenufa (NorrlandsOperan) and Katja Kabanova (Göteborg Opera), Elettra Idomeneo for the Opéra de Lyon and Göteborg Opera, Lady Macbeth in Verdi Macbeth for Toulon Opera, Elektra in a spectacular production by La Fura dels Baus in Umeå (European Capital of Culture), released on DVD (Unitel Classica) and the title role Manon Lescaut for the Danish National Opera. She has appeared in concert with the Orchestre National de Lille (Vier Letzte Lieder), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Verbier Festival, Opéra de Rouen Normandie and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
Title role Turandot
Die Färberin Die Frau ohne Schatten*
Title role Elektra
Title role Salome
Lady Macbeth Macbeth
Senta Der fliegende Holländer
Brünnhilde Der Ring des Nibelungen
Isolde Tristan und Isolde
*role in preperation
Vier letzte Lieder
Place de l'Opéra
"The Brünnhilde of Ingela Brimberg overshadows all others. In her final scene she fascinates with vocal and theatrical intensity."
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her Salome is as vocal as it is expressive, right up to the grand final monologue.
Great is the role debut of Ingela Brimberg as Isolde. Her voice is like a vibrating beam, energetic and agile at the same time.