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Solveig Kringlebotn

Soprano Solveig Kringlebotn is one of Norway’s most known singers internationally, and is now also professor at the Academy of Opera, as well as at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.

Solveig Kringlebotn (also known as Kringelborn outside Norway) studied opera at the Royal Academy of Opera in Stockholm, and immediately after graduating from there, she began to perform leading roles at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo. She became known internationally during the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1991, when she performed in the premiere of Witold Lutosławski’s song cycle Chantefables et Chantefleurs, conducted by the composer himself. Two years later she achieved her international opera breakthrough as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte during the Salzburg Festival.

In 2000 she made her Metropolitan debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, before she returned in three more roles there. At the La Scala in Milan she sang Elsa i Wagner’s Lohengrin in 2007, and she has also sung at other outstanding opera houses like Covent Garden in London, the opera in Paris and the opera in Vienna.

Kringlebotn was made Knight 1st Class of the Order of St Olav in 2004, and she has also received several awards, among them the Norwegian Critics Award – - for Mimi in La bohème at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballett.

Solveig Kringlebotn is is now professor at the Academy of Opera, as well as at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.

June 2021