Hildur A. hafstad

Hildur A. hafstad

Lyric Soprano

Icelandic soprano
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2016Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEcho
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna (cover)
2016Puccini: La RondineYvette
2015Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasThérèse
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2015Handel: AlcinaAlcina
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2014Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesUne bergère
2013Schoeck: Vom Fischer und seiner FrauFrau



Hildur Hafstad (Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað), soprano, was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. She graduated in 2015 from the Dutch National Opera Academy and performs in the Netherlands on a regular basis. Hildur's operatic repertoire includes the Thérèse in Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Echo in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, the title role of Alcina and her concert performances include Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Poulenc’s Gloria, Strauss’Vier letzte Lieder and Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.As well as performing with the Dutch National Opera Academy, Hildur has recently performed with the Nederlandse Reisopera and the Dutch National Opera in Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Chabrier’s L’Étoile as well as Bredeweg festival and Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. Hildur has also performed with orchestras such as Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Het Delfts Symphonie Orkest and Residentie Orkest.Hildur has worked with stage directors such as Ted Huffman Lotte de Beer, Alexander Oliver, Laurence Dale, Marcel Sijm and Laurent Pelly and conductors such as Kenneth Montgomery, Jonathan Cohen, Patrick Fournillier, Antonino Fogliani and Anthony Hermus.In 2013 Hildur was a finalist in the Concours d’Excellence de l’U. P. M. C. F. in Paris and in 2011 she was one of the winners of the Young Soloists competition of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Hildur has enjoyed financial support from Valitor trust in Iceland.
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CV & Repertoire

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Verdi: La Traviata Marchese d'Obigny The Icelandic Opera 2019
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Echo Immediately Dutch Touring Opera 2016
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Anna (cover) The Icelandic Opera (Íslenska óperan) 2016
Puccini: La Rondine Yvette 1 week Opera op straat - Bredeweg Festival Amsterdam 2016
Poulenc: Les mamelles de Tirésias Thérèse Immediately Dutch National Opera 2015