Elisabeth Meyer


The young Swedish-Swiss soprano Elisabeth Meyer has last season appeared in the role of Mina in the world premiere of Dracula composed by Victoria Borisova-Ollas, at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. The previous season included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte on the same stage, followed by Musetta in La Bohème at Opera Hedeland. She will this spring return to the Royal Swedish Opera as Mina in Dracula.

Elisabeth Meyer has previously been a guest at Folkoperan in Stockholm where she has sung the roles of Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She has appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera and as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Gothenburg Opera. Elisabeth has also sung Arbate in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto and as the Candlesnuffer in the jubilee opera the Rococo Machine at the Drottningholm Court Theatre.

Earlier seasons include Donna Anna at Opera Hedeland and Pamina at the Malmö Opera, Adèle in Die Fledermaus at the Royal Swedish Opera as well as the title role in J.M. Kraus’ Proserpin at Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci. She has sung Ginerva in Händel’s Ariodante at Drottningholm and Lizzy in Daniel Nelson’s Pride and Prejudice at the Vadstena Academy.

Elisabeth Meyer studied at the Royal College of Music and the University College of Opera in Stockholm where she graduated in 2010. She continued at the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam and in the season 2011/2012 she was a member of the Internationales Opernstudio at the Opernhaus Zürich. During her studies Elisabeth performed complete roles such as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Poppea in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Choryphée in Rossini’s Le Compte Ory, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummernight’s Dream, Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Créuse in Charpentier’s Medée.

Elisabeth Meyer’s many concert performances include Bach’s Jauchzet Gott, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, St Matthew and St John's Passion and Mass in B minor, Britten’s Les Illuminations, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Die Jahreszeiten, Kleine Orgelmesse and Missa Brevis in F, Händel’s Messiah and Solomon, Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Hear my prayer and Salve Regina, Rheinberger’s Der Stern von Betlehem, Rutter’s Magnificat, Schubert and D. Scarlatti’s Salve Regina, Saint Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and L-E Larsson's God in disguise.

Elisabeth received a number of scholarships, including the renowned Swiss Student Singing Award in 2008 and the Special Soloist-Prize 2010, both by Migros-Kulturprozent. She was awarded the Swedish Christina Nilsson-Scholarship in 2009, the Martin Öhman-Scholarship in 2011. Elisabeth has received the 2018 Birgit Nilsson scholarship, as well as the Richard Brodin scholarship from the Royal Opera in Stockholm and the 2018 Stockholm Stad Culture Grant.

January 2019