Elin Rombo


The Swedish soprano Elin Rombo will this autumn sing Régine Saint Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna at the Royal Swedish Opera. Elin will in May sing the leading role in the world premiere at Malmö Opera of Philip Glass’ opera Circus Days and Nights, a co-production between Cirkus Cirkör and Malmö Opera. She will also appear as Agnès in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin in Valetta, Malta.

Last season Elin appeared as Cunégonde in Bernstein’s Candide at the Royal Swedish opera and the season of 2018-2019 included the role of Roxana in King Roger both at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and at the Royal Swedish Opera. Elin also appeared as Hanna Glawari in Die Lustige Witwe and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, both at the Royal Swedish Opera.

Elin Rombo has previously been a guest at the Opéra National de Paris where she has sung Anicia Eritea in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo. She has appeared as The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at Staatsoper Berlin and as Agnès in Written on Skin at the Netherlands Opera and at the Royal Swedish Opera. Elin has sung Cunégonde in Candide, as well as in AscheMOND oder The Fairy Queen at Staatsoper Berlin and Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Göteborg Opera.

Elin Rombo's appearances at the Royal Swedish Opera have included Sophie in Der RosenkavalierDonna Elvira, Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Musetta in La Bohème, Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte, Mimì in La Bohème, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and the young Batsheba in the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s Batsheba.


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. 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 Sweden, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding and she appeared in the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Dionysus in Salzburg and 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 Sir 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 and in 2016 she was awarded the medal Litteris et Artibus 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)


September 2020