Camilla Tilling (Sopran)
A winning combination of beautiful voice and musical versatility has played no small part in sustaining Camilla Tilling’s top flight career which has now spanned two decades. An acclaimed early debut at New York City Opera launched her career on an international trajectory which has since seen performances on the world’s major opera, concert and recital stages while simultaneously building an impressive discography.
A successful debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) was the start of an ongoing relationship which has seen her return to London as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Dorinda (Orlando), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) and most recently as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). Camilla Tilling has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera as both Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Nannetta (Falstaff), at Opéra national de Paris and Teatro alla Scala as Ilia (Idomeneo), at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, La Monnaie and the Munich Opera Festival as Sophie, and at San Francisco Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bayerische Staatsoper and Opéra national de Paris as Susanna. She has recently debuted the role of Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) at Drottningholms Slottsteater and, last season, at Royal Swedish Opera. With the vocal flexibility to embrace diverse repertoire, Camilla Tilling has also enjoyed success as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at Salzburg Mozartwoche, Donna Clara (Der Zwerg) at Bayerische Staatsoper, l'Ange (Saint François d'Assise) at Dutch National Opera, and Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, at Semperoper Dresden and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A highly regarded concert performer, Camilla Tilling is a regular guest with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Recent concert highlights include Dutilleux’s Correspondances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Schumann’s Faustszenen with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under Thomas Hengelbrock, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, and Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Wiener Symphoniker under Philippe Jordan. She has performed Sieben frühe Lieder with Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi, with Orchestre National de France under Daniele Gatti and with the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth; Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the New York Philharmonic under von Dohnányi, with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Bernard Haitink, and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons. The recent addition to her repertoire of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Lisbon led immediately to further performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Michael Tilson-Thomas and at Teatro alla Scala with Bernard Haitink.
Current season hightlights include Mahler’s Symphony No.8 (soprano II) with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano, Peer Gynt with Boston Symphony Orchestra and Ken-David Masur, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Orchestra of St Luke’s and Pablo Heras-Casado. She performs Ein deutsches Requiem with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Bernard Haitink, Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with Orchestre de Paris and Thomas Hengelbrock, and Dutilleux’s Correspondances with Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Heras-Casado. Camilla Tilling is soloist at the 2017 Nobel Prize Ceremony where she performs with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to both a live and worldwide TV audience.
Among Camilla Tilling’s many recordings are three recital discs with Paul Rivinius and an acclaimed collection of Gluck and Mozart Arias with Musica Saeculorum and Philipp von Steinaecker, all on the BIS label. She appears on Die Schöpfung with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Bernard Haitink, Handel’s La resurrezione with Le Concert d’Astree and Emmanuelle Haim, and she performs the role of Ilia (Idomeneo) on DVD from Teatro alla Scala conducted by Daniel Harding.