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Biography

Swedish soprano Nina Stemme (Leonore) regularly sings at the opera houses of Stockholm, Geneva, and Zurich, and at Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, as well as at the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Savonlinna, Glyndebourne, and Bregenz. Future engagements include Fidelio at Vienna State Opera, Turandot at La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Zurich Opera, and at the Dalhalla Festival, and Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera. Concerts and recitals are scheduled in London, Berlin, Vienna, and Zurich. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

 

Ms. Stemme’s discography includes Fidelio on the Decca label, Tristan und Isolde on EMI, Martinů’s Greek Passion on Koch Schwann, Zemlinsky’s König Kandaules on Andante, The Flying Dutchman on Chandos, the final scenes of R. Strauss’s Salome and Capriccio and Four Last Songs on EMI, Nina Stemme singt Lieder and In Flanders’ Fields for Phaedra, and Die Walküre for the Mariinsky label. Her DVD releases include Der Rosenkavalier; Aïda, Jenůfa, and Tristan und Isolde.

 

Ms. Stemme has been named a Swedish Royal Court Singer and a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and she has received the Litteris et Artibus Medal from the King of Sweden. Other awards include Premio Abbati Italy and the Laurence Olivier Award. In 2012 she was named a Kämmersängerin of the Vienna State Opera. She was chosen Singer of the Year by Opernwelt Magazine, won the first Opera Award in London in 2013, and received the Opera News Award in 2014.

 

(June 2015)