Miriam Treichl


Swedish-Austrian mezzo-soprano Miriam Treichl is currently singing the title role in Carmen at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Last season included her first Amneris in Aida and the role of Njegus in Die lustige Witwe, on the same stage.

In 2016 Miriam Treichl made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London in the role of Fenena in Nabucco and she was covering the role of Charlotte in Werther. She has previously been a guest at the Metropolitan Opera where she has covered the role of Venus in Tannhäuser. Miriam has recently sung Carmen at Folkoperan's production Carmen Moves in Stockholm and she has visited the Opéra Royal de Versailles with the Drottningholm Court Theatre production of Le Nozze di Figaro where she performed the role of Marcellina. In 2015 she sang the role of Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, followed by Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, under the baton of Marc Minkowski. Miriam has earlier appeared in the role of Jean Avril in the world premiere of Mats Larsson Gothe’s Blanche & Marie at the Norrland Opera. Miriam has also participated in the contemporary chamber opera Föreställningen by Sven-David Sandström at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.

Miriam Treichl studied at the Royal College of Music and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. After her operatic debut as Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro at Folkoperan, directed by Staffan Valdemar Holm, Miriam Treichl sang Ericlea/Giunone in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Despina in Così fan tutte and Zweite Dame at Drottningholm Court Theatre. She sang Sister Helen in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking in the Scandinavian première at Malmo Opera and later at the Royal Danish Opera, followed by her award-winning interpretation of Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow at Folkoperan.

Moving into the zwischen fach, the last seasons have included her first Carmen in a new production at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte at Folkoperan, Stockholm, and Mère Marie in Les dialogues des Carmélites as well as Offenbach’s Pierrette & Jacquot with the Malmö Opera. For two consecutive seasons, she sang her signature role, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, at the Drottningholm Court Theatre and at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad. Throughout her career Miriam Treichl has appeared in leading roles in contemporary operas, such as Beatrice in Sven-David Sandströms Jeppe, the title role in Lysistrate by Carl Unander-Scharin, Guard/Nurse in Jonas Forssell’s Secrets and in Ylva Q Arkvik's two operas Solitario (title role) and Tidsgömmor.

On the concert platform Miriam Treichl appears in works by composers such as Mahler, Schubert and Wagner. She sang Paulina Salas in a concert version of Jonas Forssell’s Death and the maiden at the Stockholm Concert Hall under the baton of Thomas Søndergård. The autumn of 2013 included Siegrune in concert performances of the third act of Die Walküre with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.


Updated January 2019