Ida Falk Winland

Swedish soprano Ida Falk Winland studied with Lillian Watson at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School (Royal College of Music), and at the National Opera Studio where she was awarded the Tagore gold medal.

Ida’s recent operatic engagements include Romilda (Xerxes) for the Royal Swedish Opera, Morgana (Alcina) under Laurence Cummings and her role debut as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) at Gothenburg Opera, Rosane (Vivaldi’s La Verita in Cimenta) at Garsington Opera, the Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel) for her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut, Euridice (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo) for the Drottningholm Opera Company, Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress and the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen for the BBIOS at the Royal College of Music.

Recent concert engagements have included the Poulenc Gloria with Marc Minkowski at Teatro la Fenice, Beethoven 9 with the I Pomeriggi Musicali in Italy; concert performances with the Gävle, Norrköping, Gothenburg and Lahti Symphony Orchestras, Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Finnish Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel; Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding; a recital of Strauss songs at the Cadogan Hall; concerts with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir; as well as chamber music recitals and solo recitals for Swedish Classical Radio as Artist in Residence 2007-2009.

Ida was awarded the Song Prize at the 2008 Ferrier awards. During June 2007, she was one of the 25 finalists in BBC Singer of the World Competition and was selected artist performing at the Nobel Prize Ceremony 2007. Ida was chosen as the Rising Star of the ECHO group for the 2010/11 season which saw her perform recitals in Cologne, Luxembourg, Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona, Birmingham, Athens, Stockholm and Hamburg. Most recently, she was awarded the audience prize and the Prize of the Ville de Nîmes at the Régine Crespin competition 2011.

Future engagements include Laoula (L’Étoile) for Den Nye Opera, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for the Royal Swedish Opera, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Gothenburg Opera, the UK premiere of Philip Glass’s 6th Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Matthew Passion at the London Handel Festival with Laurence Cummings, the Brahms Requiem with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, and a gala concert with the Orchestre National de Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris under Sofi Jeannin.

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