30 January 2009
Happy Birthday, Ylva Kihlberg!
Today it is Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg's birthday. Ylva Kihlberg is a member of the Royal Danish Opera. She sings three roles in the so called Copenhagen Ring on DVD: Gutrune in Götterdämmerung (where she outshines everyone around her with a wonderful stage presence), Gerhilde in Die Walküre and Wellgunde in Das Rheingold. My guess is that we will hear a lot from her the next years...
This season Kihlberg sings Marie (Wozzeck), Countess (Figaro) at the Royal Danish Opera, and in the next couple of years, new roles for are Tatjana (Eugen Onegin) and Cho-Cho-San (Madama Butterfly). Furthermore Poul Ruders has written an opera, based on Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, for her (opens season 2010-11).