Miriam Treichl


Swedish-Austrian mezzo-soprano Miriam Treichl is currently engaged as a guest soloist at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm where she this season sings Amneris i Aida, Old Graumann’s Wife/An Old Woman/A Spanish Girl/Waitress in Christoph Loy’s staging of Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide and Waltraute in Die Walküre. Last season included the title role of Carmen, Amneris and Njegus in Die lustige Witwe, all at the Royal Swedish Opera.

In 2016 Miriam Treichl made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London in the role of Fenena in Nabucco and also covered the role of Charlotte in Werther. Miriam has been a guest at the Metropolitan Opera covering the role of Venus in Tannhäuser. 


Miriam has performed the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Drottningholm Court Theatre under the baton of Marc Minkowski, a production that also visited the Opéra Royal de Versailles. At Folkoperan I Stockholm, Miriam has sung Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Carmen in their production Carmen Moves and Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte.  Miriam has appeared in the role of Jean Avril in the world premiere of Mats Larsson Gothe’s Blanche & Marie at the Norrland Opera and she has participated in the contemporary chamber opera Föreställningen by Sven-David Sandström at the Royal Swedish Opera.

Miriam Treichl studied at the Royal College of Music and the University College of Opera in Stockholm and she began her carrier as a soprano. After her operatic debut as Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro at Folkoperan, Miriam Treichl sang Ericlea/Giunone in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Despina in Così fan tutte and Zweite Dame at the Drottningholm Court Theatre. She performed the role of 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, 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. Miriam has sung Siegrune in concert performances of Die Walküre with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Miriam Treichl has also performed Verdi Requiem with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Domingo Hindoyan.

Updated October 2019