Hélène Lindqvist

Hélène Lindqvist

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

"...striking style and highest vocal quality" Klassik Heute
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«"..the highlight of the evening, thanks to singer-actress helene lindqvist, who sings and moves equally artistically..."»
Die deutsche bühne (2016)
«"...convinces through her clear, luminous voice and excellent diction"»
opernwelt (2016)
«"...striking style and highes vocal quality"»
Klassik heute (2016)
2018Wagner: Die WalküreBrünnhilde
2017Dvořák: Stabat Mater, B. 71, Op. 58Soprano
2017Verdi: AidaAida
2016Wagner: Die WalküreSieglinde
2015Wagner R.: SiegfriedBrünnhilde
2014Mozart: Concert aria for Soprano and PianoSoprano
2014Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2012Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Soprano
2012Beethoven: Symphony No. 9Soprano
2011Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93Soprano
2010Strauss R.: Vier letzte Lieder No. 1, TrV 296 (Frühling)Soprano
2010Honegger: Roi DavidSoprano
2009Rossini: Stabat MaterSoprano
2009Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa Almaviva
2008Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginTatjana in Deutscher Sprache
2007Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21Pierrot
2000Zeller: Der Vogelhändlerkurfürstin

Bio





The Swedish-Egyptian-German soprano Hélène Lindqvist studied voice at Mozarteum Salzburg and the University of Music and Drama in Saarbrücken Germany. She attended masterclasses with Eva Marton, Berndt Weikl and Jessica Cash.
Still attending university she won first prize in the international art song competition „Concerto delle Donne“ in Kassel and made her debut at the Saarland State Opera in the leading soprano role of Ligeti’s AVENTURES ET NOUVELLES AVENTURES.


From 1997 to 2001, as a soloist of the Saarland State Opera, she appeared in the roles of Ilia in Mozart's IDOMENEO, as Ännchen in Weber's DER FREISCHÜTZ, as Kriemhild in Straus’ DIE LUSTIGEN NIBELUNGEN, as Laura Nowalska in Millöcker’s DER BETTELSTUDENT, as Papagena in Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and also in the leading roles of two world premiere productions  – DIE REISE by Ruth Zechlin and SWIN-SWIN by Tobias PM Schneid.


Later, as a soloist of the Regensburg City Opera, she sang her first Gilda in Verdi’s RIGOLETTO - a role she then sang in the City Operas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt and Ulm. In Regensburg she also appeared as Morgana in Händels ALCINA and as Franzi in Strauß’ WIENER BLUT. In 2003 Hélène Lindqvist sang the roles of Fortuna and Damigella in L‘INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA by Monteverdi with Alessandro De Marchi at the Hamburg State Opera.   2006 to 2009 Hélène Lindqvist was a soloist at the Ulm City Opera. Here she sang a broad repertoire spanning from the title role of Handel's ALCINA, to Tatjana in Tschaikowsky's EUGEN ONEGIN and Mary Magdalene in Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. She also sang Donna Fiorilla in Rossini's IL TURCO IN ITALIA, the Countess Almaviva in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Konstanze in DIE ENTFüHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL,  Marie in Zeller's DER VOGELHÄNDLER, Euridice in Gluck's ORFEO ET EURIDICE, Ninetta in Prokofieff's LOVE OF THE THREE ORANGES, Mrs P in Nyman's THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT, Beggar Woman in Sondheim's SWEENY TODD, and Pierrot in a choreographed staging of PIERROT LUNAIRE.


She later again sang Tatjana in EUGEN ONEGIN with the Regensburg City Opera and appeared as Violetta Valéry in an open-air production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA at the Palmengarten in Frankfurt am Main.  


Since 2011 the soprano dedicates herself to art songs. Her world premiere recording of Alban Berg’s JUGENDLIEDER was hailed as an „outstanding, immaculate interpretation“ in the magazine Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. Her world premiere recordings of Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s art songs, released by the label cpo, and Anton Rubinstein’s PERSIAN LOVE SONGS, released by the label TASP followed. The Rubinstein songs received a five star rating from Norman Lebrecht on „Open letters monthly“. Together with her pianist, Prof. Philipp Vogler, she founded „The art song project“ online, which features art songs by wrongly forgotten composers. Now, over 150 original recordings by the duo can be heard on the website. Many of these recordings also have been featured by international radio stations such as WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Swiss Radio SRF and the BBC.



Since 2014 Hélène Lindqvist has transferred to the dramatic soprano Fach. After concert appearances such as the soprano parts of Verdi’s REQUIEM and Strauss’ VIER LETZTE LIEDER, she made her debut in 2017 as Verdi’s AIDA in an open-air production with the Ulm City Opera. In 2018 she sang Brünnhilde in Wagner’s WALKÜRE in a series of concerts in northern Sweden.








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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Die Walküre Brünnhilde 24 hours Härnösand Opera Festival 2018
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, B. 71, Op. 58 Soprano Immediately Kölner Philharmonie 2017
Verdi: Aida Aida Theater Ulm 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Sieglinde 1 week Härnösand Opera Festival 2016
Wagner R.: Siegfried Brünnhilde 1 week Härnösand Opera Festival 2015

Awards

Richard Wagner stipendienstiftung
2016