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Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir

The Islandic mezzo soprano Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir is Varvara in the opera Katja Kabanova here in Bergen this autumn.

After completing her Diploma with honors from the Reykjavík College of Music Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir honed her skills in the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Already during her studies she had the opportunity to sing Cherubino, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff and Andronico in Händel’s Tamerlano in Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, as well as Dorabella at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea and Hänsel (in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel) and Suzuki (in Madama Butterfly) with the Icelandic Opera.

From 2018 to 2020, Eiríksdóttir was member of the international opera studio at the Oper Köln, where she among other roles performed Carlotta in Salieri’s La scuola de’gelosi (The School of the Jealous), Jennie Hildebrand in Weill’s Street Scene, and Mercédès in Carmen.

Eiríksdóttir has been soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague since the 2020/21 season.

In the 2023/24 season she will sing a wide specter of roles there: Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Der Komponist (The Composer) in Ariadne auf Naxos, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Varvara in Katya Kabanova, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, the Kitchen Boy in Rusalka and Stéphano in Romeó et Juliette by Gounod.

In Juni 2024 she will sing Amando in Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre, conducted by Jiří  Rožeň.

Updated October 2023

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Running period: 10-10/11

Katya Kabanova

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