Artist Of The Week: Elsa Dreisig
French Soprano To Make Role Debut In ‘I Puritani’By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Bernd Uhlig)
Elsa Dreisig is one of the bright stars of the opera world slowly building an international career. At the young age of 28, the soprano has already conquered the Berlin State Opera, the Zurich Opera, and the Opéra de Paris; she is set to make her Royal Opera House debut this season. As an ensemble member of the Berlin State, she has sung such important roles as Pamina in “The Magic Flute,” Euridice in “Orfeo ed Euridice,” Diane in “Hippolyte et Aricie,” Gretchen in “Szenen aus Goethes Faust,” Musetta “La Bohème,” and Violetta in “La Traviata;” she will continue to expand her repertoire this season with the house.
But this week she returns to the Opéra de Paris for her role debut as Elvira in Bellini’s “I Puritani.” The soprano takes on her first major Bel Canto role in Laurent Pelly’s production and her first major role with the Paris Opera where she has taken on leading roles as Lauretta in “Gianni Schicchi” and Zerlina in “Don Giovanni.” OperaWire praised Dreisig in Paris noting that the soprano had an “exemplary sweet tone.” With Elvira, the soprano will get to showcase more of her dynamic timbre and her acting skills as she will get to carry the show and showcase her vocal fireworks.
And for those audiences not in town in the fall, the Operalia winner will return to Paris in the summer for “Rigoletto.” She also sings five productions at the Berlin State Opera and makes her Royal Opera debut in the role of Pamina in “The Magic Flute.”
For those not familiar with the Franch-Danish soprano, Dreisig is an exclusive artist of Warner Classics and recently released her first solo album “Mirrors.” She also has a recording of Le Dépit de la bergère.
Here she is during the Operalia competition performing from ‘Romeo et Juliette.”
And here she is during the Neue Stimmen competition in an aria from “Semiramide.”