Siri Karoline Thornhill

Siri Karoline Thornhill

Soprano

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«Of the SOLOISTS, THE STANDOUT IS SIRI KAROLINE THORNHILL IN WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY A SOPRANO CASTRATO ROLE. SHE DISPATCHES HER COLORATURA WITH GRACE AND PANACHE, AND CHARACTERISES Telemachus' unenviable plight as much as mayr's decorous idiom allows..»
Gramophone July 2017 (2018)
«Für die virtuose Partie der Orasia war die englisch-norwegische sopranistin Siri Karoline Thornhill engagiert, die ihre bravour-Arien mit gestochen klaren koloraturen und genau getroffenen Intervallen gut bewältigte.»
Der opernfreund, 3.12.17 (2018)
«Siri karoline thornhill singt dies mit aller hassgespickten macht der koloratur, hat aber viel zarte, ehrlich verliebte töne zu bieten und scheidet reuig ab. (orasia/Orpheus telemann)»
Braunschweiger Zeitung, 13.12.17 (2018)
2017Telemann: OrpheusOrasia
2017Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2012Handel: ImeneoClomiris
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2011Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaLa Virtù / Ottavia / Drusilla

Bio



Soprano Siri Karoline Thornhill studied in her hometown of Stavanger, Norway and did her master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She gathered further important impulses in master-classes with Anna Reynolds, Ingrid Figur, Anthony Rolfe-Johnsen and Elly Ameling, and has sung with such conductors as Iván Fischer, Ton Koopman, Bruno Weil, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Ivor Bolton, Christoph Coin, Sigiswald Kuijken, Riccardo Minasi, Ottavio Dantone und Fabio Biondi. Her musical partners include ensembles as Konzerthausorchester Berlin, La Petite Bande, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Kammerorchester Basel, Concertgebouw Kamerorkest, Opéra National de Bordeaux and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

Guest appearances have taken her to major concert halls, including Konzerthaus Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie, Gasteig München, Frauenkirche Dresden, St. Michaelis Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Oslo and Stavanger Konserthus, Wiener Konzerthaus, Konzertverein Graz, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Auditorium Bordeaux, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Garnier Monte Carlo and Sala Verdi in Milan.

Siri Karoline Thornhill has been invited to perform at major festivals including the Handel Festivals of Göttingen and Halle, Thüringer Bachwochen, the Rheingau Music Festival, Mozartfest Augsburg, Tage alter Musik Regensburg, Haydnfestival Eisenstadt, Beethoven Fest Bonn, Festival international de l’Opera Beaune, the Early Music Festivals in Bruges and Utrecht, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Sydney Festival and Rencontres musicales de Vézelay.

Opera-roles include Mozart-roles as: Pamina and 1. Lady, Donna Anna and Venere. Further Königin Orasia in “Orpheus”/Telemann - staged by baroque-specialist Sigrid T’Hooft, and title-role “Telemaco”/Simon Mayr (recorded by Naxos). Theatres and festivals she visited are Freiburg, Halle, Hildesheim, Kristiansand, Beaune and Komische Oper Berlin.

Her extensive discography includes CD-recordings of Bach cantatas with La Petite Bande and Sigiswald Kuijken (Accent) as well as all solo cantatas for soprano with the Kölner Kammerorchester and Helmut Müller-Brühl (Naxos), “Matthäus-Passion” with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Jos van Veldhoven (Channel Classic Records) and cantatas and “Membra Jesu Nostri” of Buxtehude in Ton Koopman’s Opera Omnia Project (Channel Classic Records). Among her most recent world-premiere-recordings of Simon Mayr’s opera “Telemaco” (main-role), Mayr’s “Missa di Gloria” and a reconstructed “Requiem” by Donizetti (Naxos). In July 2017 her first Lied-CD with songs of Edvard Grieg was released (Ars Produktion).

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame (first Lady) 1 week 2018
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem) Soprano Immediately 2018
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70 Widow 24 hours 2018
Telemann: Orpheus Orasia Theater für Niedersachen 2018
Telemann: Orpheus Orasia 24 hours Theater für Niedersachsen Hildesheim 2017