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Elisabeth Teige

“Already the introductory pianissimo tones in the spinning scene tells us about a beautiful timbre and a straight-controlled soprano. The vocally difficult ballad and the big confrontation in the second act she mastered superbly and with glossfull height” - Tidskriften Opera

The Norwegian soprano Elisabeth Teige has established herself as one of the most sought-after young dramatic sopranos in Scandinavia. She is known for her warm, beautiful timbre, intuitive musicality and compelling stage presence.

Elisabeth Teige has interpreted Senta/The Flying Dutchman in seven different production in Europe, among them Oper Frankfurt and Deutsche Oper Berlin.

She made her Leonore/Fidelio debut at Nationaltheater Mannheim in December, a role she will also do at Semperoper Dresden this May. Future engagements include main roles at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Semperoper Dresden, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Oper Frankfurt and Deutsche Oper Berlin. The lead role as Senta marks her debut at Bergen National Opera.

“Elisabeth Teige is fantastic as Senta, she manages to portray both the girlish naivete, the blind certainness and the hopeless confirmation thirst in the demanding role - and she sings absolutely incredible” - Dagens Nyheter

“She has all the gleaming top notes but also the softness that is also part of Senta’s character. Hers is a sensational reading of the role” - Seen and Heard International

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Running period: 10-16/03

The Flying Dutchman

Few composers capture passion better than Wagner – a composer whose music swirls through the soul, who paints nature in all its beauty and brutality, and who tells fantastical stories.

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