Camilla Nylund who was born in 1968 in Vaasa / Finland, studied singing with Professor Eva Illes and later applied for the opera and lieder class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. For her outstanding achievement she was awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medal in 1995 by the International Foundation of the Mozarteum.
In January 1995 she was highly acclaimed as Micaela (Carmen) at the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover and subsequently engaged as a permanent member of the ensemble.
Camilla Nylund made her debut at the Finnish National Opera in May 1996 in the role of Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro).
Camilla Nylund had been member of the Dresden ensemble from 1999 until 2002. Her projects at the Semperoper in Dresden included Così fan tutte, Falstaff, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Arabella, Tannhäuser, Rosenkavalier, Freischütz, Fledermaus.
Beside her engagements at the Dresden Opera Camilla Nylund was invited to sing Tatjana (Eugen Onegin) and Eva (Die Meistersinger) at the Hamburg State Opera and Gräfin in the Venice production of Capriccio.
The season 2004/5 turned out to be quite an important one for Camilla Nylund’s career, bringing the role debuts as Fidelio-Leonore and Sir Simon Rattle invited her for their Japan tour with a concertant Fidelio. In Vienna she performed Leonore in Beethoven’s first Fidelio version (Theater an der Wien). She debuted at the Bavarian State Opera (Elisabeth/Tannhäuser, Zubin Mehta).
In November 2005 Camilla Nylund debuted successfully at the Vienna State Opera in Salome. She both appeared at the Scala di Milano and in Chicago with Beethoven 9th under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, at the Berlin Philharmonie with Sir Simon Rattle in concert performances of Figaro, followed by Così fan tutte at the Zurich Opera and in Dresden and Arabella in Munich.
2006/7 - At the Köln Opera Camilla Nylund sung her first Lohengrin-Elsa (new Brandauer-production), Sir Simon Rattle re-invited her to Berlin for Henze’s Das Floss der Medusa. To Zurich the artist returned for Fidelio.
At the Bavarian State Opera the singer took part in the new production Chowanschtschina (role of Emma) and appeared as Figaro-Contessa, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and as Eva in Meistersinger. A new production of Marschallin (Rosenkavalier) brought her to the New National Theatre Tokyo.
The 2007/8 season started with a new production Meistersinger and with performances Salome and Lohengrin at the Dresden Semper Oper, followed by a tour with the Dresden Opera to Japan (Salome, Tannhäuser), new productions Tannhäuser in San Diego and Köln and Salome at the Vienna State Opera. The last important projects of the season were a new production of Tannhäuser in Baden-Baden and her debut at the Salzburg Festival – in Salzburg’s new production of Rusalka.
The 2008/9 season opened with a series of Ariadne at the Vienna State Opera, Don Giovanni – Donna Anna (role debut) and Tannhäuser in Dresden, Lohengrin in Vienna and in Dresden, followed by a new production of Merry Widow at the Hamburg State Opera, Salome in Toulouse, Rosenkavalier in Vienna and Cappricio in Köln.
Camilla Nylund started the season with Arabella in Frankfurt and Lohengrin in Dresden. Her debut at the Paris Bastille as Salome (November 2009) turned out to be a tremendous success. Equally acclaimend was her first Irene in Rienzi, new production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (January 2010).
She appeared in a new production Notre Dame in Dresden, and in a new production Salome (under the baton of Zubin Mehta) in Valencia.
Camilla Nylund reopened the season 2010/11 with a new production Daphne at the Dresden Semper Opera, followed by concertant Lohengrin's in Amsterdam, a new production Die Tote Stadt in Helsinki, Fledermaus, Arabella and Salome at the Vienna State Opera, Salome in Dresden.
Future engagements include:
Return to Vienna – for Salome and Arabella.
Camilla Nylund’s Bayreuth debut is scheduled for 2011 – as Elisabeth in Bayreuth’s new production Tannhäuser. In 2012 she will make three important debuts - at Covent Garden as Rusalka, at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam as Don Carlo-Elisabetta and at the San Francisco Opera as Lohengrin-Elsa. Beside London she will perform Rusalka's title part both at the Liceu Barcelona and in Geneve.
Camilla Nylund regularly appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors within the concert and oratorio repertoire –
Beethoven 9th - with Daniel Barenboim in Chicago, in Sevilla, Madrid and at La Scala di Milano, with Marek Janowski in Berlin, with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, with Yakov Kreizberg in Monte Carlo,
Beethoven - Missa Solemis with Marek Janowski in Genf and Fabio Luisi in Dresden,
Henze’s Das Floß der Medusa with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Schumann’s Faustszenen with Ingo Metzmacher in Berlin, just to mention a few.
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