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Arnheidur Eiriksdottir

Arnheidur Eiriksdottir

In September 2023, Islandic mezzo-soprano Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir was awarded the prestigious 2023 Thalia Award for the role of Octavian in the new production of Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier at the National Theatre Opera Prague, where she has been a soloist since the 2020/21 season. In the 2023/24 season, on her home stage, she will be heard as Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Varvara (Káťa Kabanová), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), Mercédès (Carmen), Hänsel (Hänsel und Grete), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), and Amando, Kitchen Boy and Composer in the new productions of Le Grand macabre, Rusalka a Ariadna auf Naxos. In November 2023 she will create Varvara (Káťa Kabanová) in Bergen National Opera.

From 2018 to 2020, Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir was member of the international opera studio at the Oper Köln, where she performed Carlotta in Salieri’s La scuola de’gelosi, Hl. Margarete in Braunfels’ Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna, Jennie Hildebrand in Weill’s Street Scene, Death in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale, Muse/Nicklausse in Hoffmanns Erzählungen für Kinder, Glückskind in Hanke’s Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren, as well as the role of Mercédès in Carmen.

After completing her Diploma with honors from the Reykjavík College of Music, Arnheiður honed her skills in the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Sebastian Vittucci, Christoph Ulrich Meier and Reto Nickler. Already during her studies she had the opportunity to sing Cherubino, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff and Andronico in Händel’s Tamerlano in Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. She has guest appeared as Dorabella at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea, Hänsel and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) in the Icelandic Opera in Reykjavík and Prince Orlofsky (Der Fledermaus) at the summer festival jOpera in Austria. She is also a keen interpreter of songs and oratorios and has appeared in many song recitals in Europe. Recently she has performed at the Leoš Janáček International Festival in Ostrava in Berlioz’s cycle Les Nuits d´été. Arnheiður made her Prague debut at a concert held by Nachtigall Artists on 21 May 2018 at the New Town Hall.

2023/24 Season
The artists is represented by Alena Kunertová, Nachtigall Artists
tel: +420 602 219 611, e-mail: a.kunertova@nachtigallartists.cz

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