For Elisabet Strid the year 2013 will be marked by Richard Wagner:
At the Bayreuth Festival she will make her debut as Freia in Frank Castorf's new production of the Ring under the musical direction of Kirill Petrenko. She will make her debut in the States as Senta at the Michigan OperaDetroit and portrays Ada in Die Feen at the Opera House Leipzig in a production of Renaud Doucet and in a concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig at the Oberfranken Hall in Bayreuth on the occasion of Richard Wagner's 200th anniversary. Moreover, she performs Elisabeth and Sieglinde at the Rhine Opera Dusseldorf/Duisburg.
Recently, she sang Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at the Festival in Tampere, and in Stefan Herheim’s production at the Opera House Oslo.
‚Strid lets sound her brilliant, expressive soprano, that proves effortlessly egual to the demanded heights.’ Klaus Billand, Der neue Merker, Wien
Before, she gained considerable attention for her portrayals of Sieglinde and Gutrune at the Opera House Riga. Gutrune she also sang with the Philharmonic Orchestra Gothenburg and Freia in concert performances at the Opera House Leipzig.
One of Elisabet Strid’s most-sung roles is Rusalka a role with which she achieved particular successes at the Helsinki National Opera, the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico (both productions under the musical direction of Ivan Anguélov) and at the Capetown Opera in South Africa. In 2006 her portrayal of Rusalka was nominated by the Swedish magazine ‘Opera’ for the Opera Award. In autumn 2012 she succeeded in this very role at the Gotenburg Opera.
The Swedish born singer studied singing at the Stockholm University and graduated here in 2004. Already during her studies, the young soprano made her debut at the Vastena Academy as Brygitta, in Carl Unander Scharin’s opera, which he had composed in 2003. In the same year, she sang Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Royal Opera Stockholm. Elisabet Strid’s repertoire also includes parts like Musetta in La Bohème (performed at the Malmö Opera House), Cho-Cho-San and Giorgetta (at the National Opera Helsinki), Liu in Turandot and Ellen in Peter Grimes.
Elisabet Strid made her debut as a concert singer with the Swedish Radio Orchestra (Francis Poulenc Gloria). She performed Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder for the first time in 2011 with the OFUNAM-Orchestra in Mexico-City. In 2012 she sang the 9th Symphony under Lorin Maazel in Stockholm and will sing it again in spring 2014 with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.
Besides, Elisabet Strid works with renowned conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Cornelius Meister, Ivan Anguélov, Ulf Schirmer and Kent Nagano.