Soloists » Elin Rombo, soprano

Elin Rombo

The Swedish soprano 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. She made her debut as Christa in The Makropoulos Case at the Stockholm Royal Opera while still a student.

During the summer of 2009 Elin Rombo made her Salzburg Festival debut singing first soprano in Luigi Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher. This was followed by her first appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requeim under Riccardo Muti. The 2009/2010 season included the roles of Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Folkoperan, Stockholm and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Swedish Opera, as well as Schubert’s Mass No 2 in G major with Riccardo Muti at the Saint-Denis Festival. She returned to Salzburg for the world premiere of Dionysus by Wolfgang Rihm in summer 2010 and the year continued with performances of Le Nozze di Figaro in Stockholm and a tour to Asia with renowned Swedish choir the Orphei Drängar. The 2011-2012 season includes the roles of Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Royal Swedish Opera and first soprano in Al gran sole carico d’amore at Staatsoper Berlin, Musetta in La Bohème in Stockholm, Dionysus in Berlin, and Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Sir Colin Davis at the Saint-Denis Festival. In the autumn of 2012 Elin Rombo will sing Agnès in Written on Skin by George Benjamin at the Netherlands Opera.

Earlier engagements have included the role of the young Batsheba in the premiere production of Sven-David Sandström’s Batsheba at the Royal Swedish Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Mattei Festival in Luleå with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and Timante in Floridante at the Handel Festival in Halle, directed by Vincent Boussard.

Among other awards and prizes, Elin Rombo has received the Jenny Lind Scholarship, the Bernadotte Scholarship and the Scholarship of the Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm and in 2009, and the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Scholarship. In 2004 she performed in a master class given by with Dame Gwyneth Jones and Margreet Honig at the Academy in Aix-en-Provence.