Martina Dike

Mezzo-soprano

International guest engagements brought Martina Dike recently as Brangane to the Flemish Opera Antwerp under the musical direction of Dmitri Jurowski and to the Aalto Theatre Essen with Stefan Soltesz, the Opera in Nantes, the Opera in Dijon, the Francfort Opera and the Opera House in Montreal under Kent Nagano.

She was a Flower Maiden under Antonio Pappano and the Voice From Above in “Parsifal” at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels. She sang Proserpina in Monteverdi’s “L´Orfeo” with René Jacobs (available on DVD), Tisbe in “La Cenerentola”, the Countess Geschwitz at the Frankfurt Opera House and Fricka in “Die Walküre” at the Latvian National Opera House Riga and recently in „Das Rheingold“ and „Die Walküre“ at the Rhine Opera Dusseldorf/Duisburg(2013). Moreover, Martina Dike performed in concerts at the London Barbican Hall, in Aix-en-Provence and in Milano.

From 2006 to 2010 the singer could be seen as Waltraute and as Fricka in “Die Walküre” and as the Second Norn in “Götterdämmerung” at the Bayreuth Festival under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann.

From 2010 to 2012 Martina Dike portrayed Fricka in “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre” at the Frankfurt Opera House. The entire RING was released on CD and DVD at the music label Oehms Classics.

In her home country the Swedish singer is also very much sought after. She had guest performances at the Royal Opera Stockholm as Clairon in “Capriccio”, Maddalena in “Rigoletto”, Carmen in “Carmen”, Adalgisa in “Norma”, Brangane in “Tristan und Isolde” – which was highly acclaimed by the press - , Eboli in “Don Carlo”, Fricka in “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre”. At the Värmlands Opera Karlstad she performed WALTRAUTE in Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung”

In 2011 she enjoyed a huge success at the Malmö Opera with the part of Hervor/Hervardur in Stenhammar’s opera “Tirfing”. Further perfomances in Sweden include the Composer in “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Malmö Opera but also concerts with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Verdi and Mozart Requiem), the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Bernstein's 1st Symphony “Jeremiah”) and the Gothenborg Symphony Orechstra (Oedipus Rex).

While still studying in Stockholm Matina Dike had her first guest engagements with Bach’s “Johannes Passion” (Eric Ericson’s Chamber Choir and the Drottningholm Barock Orchestra) in Tallinn and on a subsequent tour.

In 15/16 Martina Dike performed a.o. Brangane  in “Tristan und Isolde” at the Opera House Dortmund and debuted as Gertrud in “Hänsel und Gretel” and Ms Sedley in ‘Peter Grimes’ . “Martian Dike as Klytamnestra was the star of the evening” the press wrote after the premiere of the concertant performance “Elektra” with the Osnabruck Symphony Orchestra in May 2016.

In the season 16/17 she returns to the Aalto Theatre Essen as Brangane  in “Tristan und Isolde”. She makes her debut as Ortrud in “Lohengrin” at the Greek National Opera in Athens and as Venus in “Tannhäuser” at the National Opera House Riga. Besides, she sings Brangane  in concerts of “Tristan und Isolde” with Maestro Leif Segertstam.

 

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