Elisabeth Teige

“That we believe in this ending is first of all because of Elisabeth Teige in the role of Senta. She is a breathtaking, dramatic soprano. A real Wagnerian singer. In addition to this, she has a formidable stage  presence, and brings us – through out the evening – a Senta of real flesh and blood.”

Whether as a touching Elsa or as Senta, the young Norwegian soprano has taken the audience by storm with the radiant highs, the warm middle register, the necessary depth and a gripping interpretation. Since her debut as Leonore in Fidelio at Den Norske Opera & Ballet, she has been a sought-after guest for this role and was invited to the Nationaltheater Mannheim and the Semperoper Dresden in 2017/18. She made her debut as Cio-Cio-San in 2017 at the summer festival Opera på Skäret in Kopparberg / Sweden and was the acclaimed Senta in the new production at the Bergen National Opera in February 2018. A special highlight of the 2018/19 season was her first Brünnhilde in Loriot's 'The Ring in One Evening'. Further debuts such as Irene ('Rienzi') and Tosca followed in 2018/19 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In the 2019/20 season she made her debut as Turandot at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She was a celebrated Cio-Cio-San in her hometown of Oslo in February 2020. In the same month she made her debut as Siegfried-Brünnhilde in concert with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and showed that there is a highly dramatic in Scandinavian tradition.
In March 2020 she was one of the first victims of the shutdown as Fidelio-Leonore in Prague, Hamburg and Dresden. The new production of 'The Flying Dutchman' in Mannheim also fell victim to Corona. 'Turandot' and 'The Flying Dutchman' were canceled at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In February 2021 she was supposed to sing Tosca in Oslo. Also, a corona victim. Her debut on the “Green Hill” in Bayreuth was postponed to 2022. 
On October 30, 2020, she was the star guest at the memorial concert for the 125th birthday of Kirsten Flagstad and received the Kirsten Flagstad Prize 2020 at the Oslo Opera House. On November 2, 2020 she received the Tom Wilhelmsen Foundation's opera and ballet prize, which was presented to her at her first masterclass in Oslo. The Opera and Ballet Prize was first launched in 2009 and is awarded annually by the Tom Wilhelmsen Foundation. The prize of 600,000 Norwegian crowns goes to talented opera or ballet artists in Norway for outstanding artistic achievements.
In autumn 2021 she will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Sieglinde in the new production of 'Walküre'. In 2022 she can be seen again at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Sieglinde. Then she is Senta in the new production of 'The Flying Dutchman' at the National Opera in Prague. In March she sings with great joy Tosca once again at TRONDHEIM SYMFONIORKESTER & OPERA and in May 2022 she made her debut alongside Stephen Gould at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Venus und Elisabeth im Tannhäuser. In the summer of 2022 she debuted with extraordinairy success as Gutrune and Freia in the new production of the Tetralogy at the Bayreuth Festival 2022 and Senta in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer‘. "Elisabeth Teige is simply sensational as Senta! Already in the Ring (especially as Gutrune) she was one of the vocal and acting bright spots. As Senta, she is the star with her lyrically luminous voice, but also capable of effortless outbursts. In addition, her performance makes it more plausible than her predecessor's why Senta wants to leave the confines of her village or small town and in the end collapses in the arms of Mrs Mary after she has shot the sinister man." . „Elisabeth Teige ist als Senta einfach sensationell! Schon im Ring (vor allem als Gutrune) war sie einer der vokalen und darstellerischen Lichtblicke. Als Senta ist sie mit ihrer lyrisch leuchtenden, aber auch zu mühelosen Ausbrüchen fähigen Stimme, der Star. Zudem wird bei ihr auch darstellerisch plausibler als bei ihrer Vorgängerin, warum Senta weg aus der Enge ihres Dorfes bzw. ihrer Kleinstadt will und am Ende in den Armen von Frau Mary zusammenbricht, nachdem die den Unheimlichen erschossen hatte.“ www.elisabethteige.

 

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