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Camilla Tilling


A winning combination of beautiful voice and musical versatility has played no small part in sustaining Camilla Tilling’s top flight career which has now spanned two decades. An acclaimed early debut at New York City Opera launched her career on an international trajectory which has since seen performances on the world’s major opera, concert and recital stages while simultaneously building an impressive discography.

A successful debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) was the start of an ongoing relationship which has seen her return to London as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Dorinda (Orlando), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) and most recently as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). Camilla Tilling has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera as both Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Nannetta (Falstaff), at Opéra national de Paris and Teatro alla Scala as Ilia (Idomeneo), at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, La Monnaie and the Munich Opera Festival as Sophie, and at San Francisco Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bayerische Staatsoper and Opéra national de Paris as Susanna. She has recently debuted the role of Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) at Drottningholms Slottsteater and at Royal Swedish Opera; and with the vocal flexibility to embrace diverse repertoire, Camilla Tilling has also enjoyed success as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at Salzburg Mozartwoche, Donna Clara (Der Zwerg) at Bayerische Staatsoper, l'Ange (Saint François d'Assise) at Dutch National Opera, and Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, at Semperoper Dresden and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She returns to Stockholm this season in her debut as Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) under Marc Soustrot, and she performs the role of Mélisande for Finnish National Opera under Esa-Pekka Salonen.

A highly regarded concert performer, Camilla Tilling is a regular guest with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Recent concert highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No.8 (Soprano II) with Orchestre symphonique de Montreal and Kent Nagano, Dutilleux’s Correspondances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Salonen, Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with Orchestre de Paris and Thomas Hengelbrock, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Pablo Heras-Casado, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, Schumann’s Faustszenen with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under Hengelbrock, and Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Wiener Symphoniker under Philippe Jordan. She has performed Sieben frühe Lieder with Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestre National de France under Daniele Gatti and the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth; Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the New York Philharmonic under von Dohnányi, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Bernard Haitink, and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons. The recent addition to her repertoire of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Lisbon led immediately to further performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro alla Scala with Bernard Haitink and with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas. Camilla Tilling was soloist at the 2017 Nobel Prize Ceremony where she performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to both a live and worldwide TV audience.

The current season includes Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the LSO and François-Xavier Roth, the acclaimed Peter Sellars’ staging of Bach’s St John Passion with both the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Orchestre National de Lyon and David Zinman, Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Gustavo Gimeno, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo on tour in Tokyo, and a Mahler programme with the Helsinki Philharmonic under Susanna Mälkki.

Among Camilla Tilling’s many recordings are three recital discs with Paul Rivinius and an acclaimed collection of Gluck & Mozart Arias with Musica Saeculorum and Philipp von Steinaecker, all on the BIS label. She appears on Die Schöpfung with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Bernard Haitink, Handel’s La resurrezione with Le Concert d’Astree and Emmanuelle Haim, and she performs the role of Ilia (Idomeneo) on DVD from Teatro alla Scala conducted by Daniel Harding.