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Elisabeth Teige

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Elisabeth Teige has established herself as one of the most interesting young dramatic sopranos of her generation. She is known for her warm, beautiful timbre, intuitive musicality and compelling stage presence.


Her signature role is Senta in Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, which she debuted at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo, followed by productions at the Frankfurt Opera, the Bergen National Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the National Theater Prague, and most recently in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production in her debut season at the 2022 Bayreuth Festival and under the baton of Oksana Lyniv. Other roles in Bayreuth that season were Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) and Freia (Das Rheingold).


In the current season, Elisabeth Teige made her long-awaited house debut at the Hamburg State Opera as Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio, a role she already sang in Oslo, at the National Theatre in Prague and at Semperoper Dresden. This season will follow her role debut as Chrysothemis (Elektra) at the Norwegian National Opera, concert performances of Tosca with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, her debut as Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and a new production of Puccini’s Turandot at the Opéra national du Rhin, where she will be heard in the title role, before returning to the Bayreuth Festival as Senta and Elisabeth (Tannhäuser).


In the 2021/22 season she made her role debut as Sieglinde (Die Walküre) in Stefan Herheim’s Ring production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she also appeared as Elisabeth and Venus (Tannhäuser), and in the 2020/21 season as Senta and as Turandot.


Besides her Leonore in Prague she sang in the 2019/20 season Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly at the Norwegian National Opera, her first Siegfried-Brünnhilde in a concert version with the Belgrade Philharmonic and she made her role debut as Turandot at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.


Elisabeth Teige made several role debuts in the 2018/19 season, including Irene in Wagner’s Rienzi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Floria Tosca in Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, and in Loriot’s Der Ring an einem Abend, also in Mannheim, where she could make a first impression as Brünnhilde.


She has worked with conductors such as Ádám Fischer, Kent Nagano, Oksana Lyniv, Cornelius Meister, Sir Donald Runnicles, Ulf Schirmer, Michael Balke, Oleg Caetani, John Fiore, Anton Grischanin, Julia Jones, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Otto Tausk, Pierre-André Valade, Alexander Soddy, Evan Rogister, Benjamin Reiners, Sebastian Weigle and others.


Elisabeth Teige was born and raised in Ålesund, Norway. After studying at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim and the National Opera Academy in Oslo, she was a member of the Young Artists program of the Norwegian National Opera for two seasons before becoming a freelancer.

January 2023 – For the most recent biography please contact agentur@hilbert.de