Camilla Tilling


The soprano Camilla Tilling, a native of Linköping in southern Sweden, studied at the Gothenburg Music Academy and at the London Royal College of Music. She made her stage debut in 1997 as Olympia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Gothenburg, which was followed two years later by her international career breakthrough as Corinna in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims at New York City Opera. Today Camilla Tilling regularly performs at major opera houses around the world. She has appeared at the Royal Opera House in London as Pamina in The Magic Flute, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, and Dorinda in Handel’s Orlando; at the Metropolitan Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and as Nannetta in Falstaff; as Ilia in Idomeneo at La Scala in Milan; and at the Bavarian Staatsoper as Susanna in Figaro, the Princess in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, and Donna Clara in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg. Tilling has also been engaged to perform at the leading festivals, from Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence, and Drottningholm to the Salzburg Mozartwoche, where in January 2014 she performed Euridice in a new production of Gluck’s Orfeo led by Marc Minkowski. As a concert singer she has had the pleasure of working with Bernard Haitink, with whom she recently opened the Salzburg Festival singing in Haydn’s The Creation; with Simon Rattle in his interpretations of the Bach Passions; and with Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, John Eliot Gardiner, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Herbert Blomstedt, and Lionel Bringuier. Her discography includes such works as Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (with Emmanuelle Haïm conducting), Grieg’s Peer Gynt (with Paavo Järvi), and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony (with Benjamin Zander) and recordings of lieder by Strauss and Schubert.

August 2014