CAMILLA TILLING was born in Linkoping, Sweden, and studied first at the University of Gothenburg and then at London's Royal College of Music. She currently lives in Gothenburg, where she holds a contract with the Gothenburg Opera.
Camilla Tilling's versatility allows her to feel equally at home on the opera stage, concert platform, or in recital. Over the past seasons she has built up a varied concert repertoire including Mozart's Requiem and Exsultate Jubilate,Bach's B-minor Mass and St. Matthew Passion, Vivaldi's Gloria, Haydn's The Seasons, Handel's Messiah and Saul, and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, as well as Ravel's Shéhérazade, Britten's Les Illuminations, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Tilling's recent concert engagements have taken her to the BBC Proms with Sir Andrew Davis, La Monnaie with René Jacobs, Stockholm's Konserthuset with Manfred Höneck, Bologna's Teatro Comunale with Paul McCreesh, Philadelphia's Academy of Music with David Robertson and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vienna Festival with Semyon Bychkov, and to Munich and the Salzburg Festival with Riccardo Muti.
Tilling is currently featured on two recordings: Cherubini's Mass in D minor with Riccardo Muti and the Bayerischer Rundfunk on EMI and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Philharmonia and Benjamin Zander for Telarc. Future recording releases include Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Emanuelle Haïm for EMI.
Tilling's earliest operatic experiences include Camiletta and Mergelina in two intermezzos by Jomelli at the 1997 Vadstena Summer Opera and in the 1997/98 season Olympia for Gothenburg Opera, Blonde for Kammeroper Schloss Reinsberg, and Susanna in a Royal College of Music production of Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Sir Colin Davis and directed by John Copley.
Camilla Tilling's international opera career was launched in the autumn of 1999, when she enjoyed enormous success as Corinna in a new production of Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims at the New York City Opera. She since has débuted at Covent Garden (Sophie with Simone Young and Pamina with Philippe Jordan), at the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Susanna with Marc Minkowski), Glyndebourne Festival (Peter Grimes with Mark Wiggles-worth), La Monnaie (Sophie with Antonio Pappano), the Met (Nannetta with James Levine) and at Sweden's Drottningholm Festival (Pamina with Arnold Östman).
Tilling's future operatic commitments take her to Covent Garden, the Met, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Geneva, and Gothenburg Operas, and in 2005/2006 to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, and the Paris Bastille, in roles that include Handel's Dorinda, Susanna, Sophie, Zerlina, Ilia, Rosina, Gretel, Oscar, and Mélisande. Concert collaborations continue with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, l'Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse with Armin Jordan, and the Danish National Symphony.