After shining as Pamina (The magic flute), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Gretchen (Faust-Szenen), Elsa Dreisig is now performing as Gretel in a new-production of Hänsel und Gretel at her home-stage, the Berlin State Opera which is finally back at the historic venue Unter den Linden. Stage-director: Achim Freyer, conductor: Sebastian Weigle. Opening-night on December 8, 2017. All dates of performances.
After causing enthusiasm with both public audience and press by creating a self-confident and modern Micaëla within the new production of Carmen at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence („Elsa Dreisig caresses with her round timbre and enchants with her noble vocal style“ – La Croix, Emmanuelle Giuliani), Elsa Dreisig is concluding the summer season with a spectacular last-minute replacement - once again causing a sensation - in Haydn’s The Creation under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle for the opening of the Berlin Philharmonic season. This program can subsequently be heard at the Salzburg Festival, at the Lucerne Festival and at the Paris Philharmony.
Having been closed due to renovation for several years, the time of the re-opening of the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden has finally come! In order to celebrate this historical moment, Daniel Barenboim will be conducting, Jürgen Flimm will be directing and Elsa Dreisig will be singing the part of Gretchen in Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust. Opening night on October 3, 2017. All dates of performances.
Two years ago, she was still a student at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM). Meanwhile she has drawn attention winning numerous prizes and awards at the main vocal competitions. And she found her perfect working spot building up her repertoire within the ensemble of the Berlin State Opera. This season has been highlighted by her debuts with some of the most prestigious opera companies: the Opéra de Paris (Pamina), the Zurich Opera (Musetta) and, soon, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (Micaela in Carmen). All this proves her outstanding talent and the continuous work on her own abilities. We are convinced that this is still only the beginning of a great and long career!
Opening night of Carmen in Aix-en-Provence on July 4, 2017
Right after having been awarded another prize as „Young artist of the year“ within the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) - one cannot count the numerous honours any more - Elsa Dreisig is making her debut at the Opéra national de Paris performing her favorite role Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). Please mind that Elsa Dreisig will be performing in 4 performances only: February 9, 16, 20 and 23, 2017. Not to be missed!
Here a link to Pamina’s aria sung by Elsa Dreisig.
Elsa Dreisig was just awarded First Prize - Female at the prestigious vocal competition „Operalia“. Which makes a perfect completion of her amazing sequence of prizes and awards following her graduation from the CNSM in Paris in 2015: Second Prize of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, First Prize and Audience Award at the „Neue Stimmen" Competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Güterloh, "Prix du jeune soliste 2015 des Radios Francophones Publiques" (Young Soloist' Award of the French speaking public radio-companies 2015) and "Vocal Discovery" of the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016 in France. A new star sparkles at the vocal art firmament!
Elsa Dreisig will be back to France this summer, performing two challenging and exciting concert programs at the Berlioz Festival and on tour with the Orchestre français des jeunes conducted by David Zinman playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Her plans for the upcoming season include appearances at the Berlin State Opera, the Opéra de Paris, the Zurich Opera and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Elsa Dreisig’s season was - to say the least - well-stocked!
First Prize and Audience's Prize at the „New Voices" Competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation, "Prix du jeune soliste 2015 des Radios Francophones Publiques" (Young Soloist' Award of the French speaking public radio-companies 2015) and "Vocal Discovery" of the prestigious Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016. Elsa Dreisig, however, had a quick kick-off at the Berlin State Opera too: two major role debuts as Pamina and Euridice highlighted her first Berlin season which was completed by some nice concerts and an appearance with Daniel Barenboim at the piano performing Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen in a concert matinee. Not to forget her first stage appearance in France as irresistible Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Centre lyrique d’Auvergne and on tour.
Elsa Dreisig will be back to France this summer, performing two challenging and exciting programs at the Berlioz Festival and on tour with the Orchestre français des jeunes conducted by David Zinman playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
Elsa Dreisig is the "Vocal Discovery" of the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016 (link). A well-deserved award for an artist whose determination and passion is by far not synonymous with integrity and talent.
Within a few months Elsa Dreisig was awarded both Second Prize of the Queen Sonja International Music Compertition in Oslo as well as First Prize and Audience's Prize of the "New Voices" Competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh last year. She was recently also granted the "Prix jeune soliste 2015 des radios francophones publiques" (Young Soloist' Award 2015 of the French speaking public radio-companies). These major honours make her shine even more as a new star of the vocal art firmament.
Thanks to all who supported her. We are very much looking forward to Elsa’s next performances on stage!
Since Elsa Dreisig graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in June 2015 with a First Prize (and special mention from the jury), she was awarded both the Second Prize at the Queen Sonja International Music Wettbewerb in Oslo and the First female Prize as well as the Audience's Prize at the prestigious "Neue Stimmen" Competition. On top of that, she has just won the "Prix jeune soliste 2015 des radios francophones publiques" ("Prize young soloist 2015 of the French speaking public radios").
Now she is one of the 3 nominees in the category „Révélation artiste lyrique“ at the „Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016“!
The public may also vote for the „Révélation“ so please feel free to vote through following link:
Link to the website „Votez pour les révélations des Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016"
Link to the video recordings of Elsa Dreisig at the "Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016".
A few weeks after being awarded the first female prize at the prestigious "Neue Stimmen" competition, Elsa Dreisig has just won the "Prix jeune soliste 2015 des radios francophones publiques" (Prize young soloist 2015 of the French speaking public radios). More info (in French!)
In June 2015 Elsa Dreisig was invited to take part in the outstanding radio program "Génération jeunes interprètes" by Gaëlle Le Gallic at France Musique. Together with pianist Jeff Cohen, the young French soprano offered a precious program of Lieder and Melodies including rare and beautiful Lieder by Friedrich Holländer and Norbert Glanzberg. More popular are of course the songs by Kurt Weill. A program worth listening to get more familiar with Elsa Dreisig's versatility and palette of expression. Link to the radio program
Elsa Dreisig has just been awarded the First female Prize at the renowned "Neue Stimmen"-Competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation at the Glocke in Gütersloh (Germany) which makes her rise as a new star of the vocal art heaven. The French-Danish soprano already demanded attention this summer when receiving the Second Prize of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo. With the current season she is joining the Opera Studio of the Berlin State Opera. Having been cast as Papagena originally, Daniel Barenboim’s Berlin opera company immediately realized her outstanding talent and moved her on to Pamina in Mozart’s Magic Flute, an opera which she was completely familiar with in the early age of five years. We join Elsa`s happiness after the important competition success and congratulate her for her impressing career step. A most sincere Toi-Toi-Toi for the challenging season which awaits her!