Since her acclaimed 1999 debut as Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims) at New York City Opera, Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling has not looked back as her mix of beautiful voice, musicality, and winning stage personality launched her onto the stages of the world’s most prominent opera houses and concert halls and to regular collaborations with the greatest orchestras and conductors.
A graduate of both the University of Gothenburg and London’s Royal College of Music, Camilla made an early debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), a role she went on to sing at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, La Monnaie, and the Munich Opera Festival. An ongoing relationship with the Royal Opera House has seen her return as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Dorinda (Orlando), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel), and most recently Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). At the Metropolitan Opera she has appeared as both Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Nannetta (Falstaff). As Susanna she has performed at the San Francisco Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Opéra national de Paris. With the vocal flexibility to embrace a diverse repertoire, Camilla has enjoyed success as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at The Glyndebourne Festival, as l’Ange (Saint François d’Assise) at De Nederlandse Opera, as Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Teatro Real Madrid and last season in her house debut at Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, as Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at Salzburg Mozartwoche, and as Donna Clara (Der Zwerg) at Bayerische Staatsoper. Last season Camilla returned to Opéra national de Paris as Pamina and sang her first Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) at Drottningholms Slottsteater.
A highly regarded concert performer, Camilla is a regular guest of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, NDR Sinfonieorchester, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Lionel Bringuier and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder at the Salzburg Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi. Last season she performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestre National de France under Robin Ticciati and with the Vienna Symphony under Philippe Jordan; recent performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Berlin’s Waldbühne under Sir Simon Rattle, La resurrezione under Emmanuelle Haïm, and Peter Sellars’ highly-acclaimed production of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Lucerne, London, and New York.
Current season highlights include Sieben frühe Lieder with the London Symphony Orchestra under Francois Xavier Roth and Schumann’s Faustszenen with the NDR Sinfonieorchester under Thomas Hengelbrock.
Among Camilla’s many recordings are three recital discs with Paul Rivinius on the BIS label: the most recent, I Skogen released in the summer of 2015, being dedicated to songs from Nordic composers. She appears on Die Schöpfung with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Bernard Haitink and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Paul McCreesh, and she performs the role of Ilia (Idomeneo) on DVD from Teatro alla Scala conducted by Daniel Harding.