The Swedish soprano Elin Rombo made her Salzburg Festival debut in the summer of 2009, singing 1st soprano in Luigi Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher and later appeared in the Deutsche Staatsoper revival at Kraftwerk Berlin. During the last seasons she has sung Agnès in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the Netherlands Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Göteborg Opera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera as well as AscheMOND oder The Fairy Queen at Staatsoper Berlin. During the current season she returns to Berlin for the role of Cunégonde in Candide and sings Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites as well as Agnès in Written on Skin at the Royal Swedish Opera.
Elin Rombo's appearances at the Royal Swedish Opera have included Dialogues des Carmélites, Musetta in La Bohème, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and the young Batsheba in the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s Batsheba. She has sung Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Folkoperan, Stockholm, Timante in Floridante at the Handel Festival in Halle, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Mattei Festival in Luleå, northern Sweden, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding and appeared in the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Dionysus in Salzburg and at the revival with Staatsoper Berlin. Her roles at the Frankfurt Opera have included Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims.
On the concert platform Elin Rombo has appeared under the baton of Riccardo Muti in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Schubert’s Mass No 2 in G major (Saint Denis Festival/Orchestre de Paris). In the spring of 2012 she returned to Saint Denis to sing Mozart's Requiem with Orchestre de Paris and Colin Davis. She has sang Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher in Salzburg, Mozart's C Minor Mass with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and toured with renowned Swedish choir Orphei Drängar in China, Japan and Singapore.
Elin Rombo studied at the Brandon University Queen Elisabeth II in Canada and the University College of Opera in Stockholm, where she graduated in 2003. Already during her studies she made her debut as Christa in The Makropoulos Case at the Royal Swedish Opera. In 2009 Elin Rombo received the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Scholarship. In November 2013 she was named Court Singer by the Swedish King.
"... the Swedish soprano Elin Rombo was clear and passionate, with a focus that added authority to her intimate voice." (New York Times, February 18, 2013)
Updated September 2014