For Elisabet Strid the year 2013 is marked by Richard Wagner: At the Bayreuth Festival she made her debut as Freiain Frank Castorf's new production of the “Ring” under the musical direction of Kirill Petrenko. She will make her debut in the States as Sentaat the Michigan Opera Detroitand portrays Ada in “Die Feen” at the Opera House Leipzig in a production of Renaud Doucetand in a concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzigat the Oberfranken Hall in Bayreuth on the occasion of Richard Wagner's 200th anniversary. Moreover, she performs Elisabeth and Sieglinde at the Rhine Opera Dusseldorf / Duisburg.
Recently, she sang Elisabeth in “Tannhäuser” at the Festival in Tampere, and in Stefan Herheim’s production at the Opera House Oslo.
Before, she gained considerable attention for her portrayals of Sieglinde and Gutrune at the Opera House Riga. Gutrune she also sang with the Philharmonic Orchestra Gothenburg and Freia in concert performances at the Opera House Leipzig.
One of Elisabet Strid’s most-sung roles is Rusalka, a role with which she achieved particular successes at the Helsinki National Opera, the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico (both productions under the musical direction of Ivan Anguélov) and at the Capetown Opera in South Africa. In 2006 her portrayal of Rusalka was nominated by the Swedish magazine ‘Opera’ for the Opera Award. In autumn 2012 she succeeded in this very role at the Gotenburg Opera.
The Swedish born singer studied singing at the Stockholm University and graduated here in 2004. Already during her studies, the young soprano made her debut at the Vastena Academy as “Brygitta”, in Carl Unander Scharin’s opera, which he had composed in 2003. In the same year, she sang Antonia in ‚Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at the Royal Opera Stockholm. Elisabet Strid’s repertoire also includes parts like Musetta in ‚La Bohème’ (performed at the Malmö Opera House), Cio-cio-san and Giorgetta (at the National Opera Helsinki), Liu in “Turandot” and Ellen in “Peter Grimes”.
Elisabet Strid made her debut as a concert singer with the Swedish Radio Orchestra (Francis Poulenc ‚Gloria’). She performed Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder for the first time in 2011 with the OFUNAM-Orchestra in Mexico-City. In 2012 she sang the 9th Symphony under Lorin Maazel in Stockholm and will sing it again in spring 2014 with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides, Elisabet Strid works with renowned conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Cornelius Meister, Ivan Anguélov, Ulf Schirmer and Kent Nagano.