Biography

Award-winning Danish soprano Camilla Illeborg has performed at numerous theatres and festivals throughout Europe and beyond.

In the coming season, Camilla Illeborg will perform the leading female roles in the Puccini operaes TOSCA and IL TABARRO as well as in I PAGLIACCI, DON PASQUALE and DEN KONGELIGE GÆST at the Elsinore Chamber Opera. The season also includes Violetta Valéry/LA TRAVIATA and Preciosa/FARINELLI on tour with guidOpera, as well as a series of recitals.

Since 2016 Camilla Illeborg has been closely associated with the Elsinore Chamber Opera where she has performed the leading female roles in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, TOSCA, LA BOHÈME, I PAGLIACCI, LA TRAVIATA, RIGOLETTO, L’ELISIR D’AMORE, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, FARINELLI, as well as Micaëla/CARMEN, Contessa/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Pamina/DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Gertrud/HANSEL AND GRETEL and Leonora/MASKARADE. 

Other engagements in this period includes Violetta Valèry/LA TRAVIATA, Mimì/LA BOHÈME, Nedda/I PAGLIACCI and Preciosa/FARINELLI on tour with guidOpera as well as a series of recitals in Scandinavia, Germany and Italy.

In previous seasons, Camilla Illeborg has appeared at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt as Cleopatra/ GIULIO CESARE, Teatro Verdi in Trieste as Ein junger Hirt/TANNHÄUSER, and at the Royal Danish Opera/GuidOpera as Micaëla/CARMEN. 

Career highlights beyond the opera house include Verdi’s MESSA DA REQUIEM in Copenhagen, concerts and recordings with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marcello Mottadelli, the Orchestre Symphonique du Mont-Blanc, Gli Archi del Cherubino, and the Hegel Quartet.

Camilla Illeborg is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. She specialized in the Italian bel canto repertoire with Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto and Mirella Parutto in Rome and at the Città Lirica Opera Studio at Teatro Carlo Goldoni in Livorno. She currently studies with Sherman Lowe in Venice.

In 2006, Camilla Illeborg won a number of prestigious prizes at the Conegliano, Ravello Città della Musica, and Silvio Omizzolo voice competitions.

Reviews

La Traviata

Elsinore Chamber Opera

‘Camilla Illeborg sang with radiance and allure in her first act turn as the life of the party and object of the men’s adoration; with resignation in the second act duet with Alfredo’s father, when he asks her to leave his son; and sotto voce in the last act, as she lay dying.  A powerful performance, as though the role of Violetta were written for her’.

Ole Josephsen, Helsingør Dagblad, October 2018

 

La Bohéme

Elsinore Chamber Opera

‘OPERA WORTHY OF ROYALTY’

‘Rodolfo [Niels Jørgen Riis] sings Che gelida manina, and Mimì answers with Mi chiamano Mimì, two of the opera literature’s most famous arias. This is bel canto at its finest, and both arias came across with an intensity that filled the hall. […] It was moving enough to bring spontaneous tears to the eyes. The audience rewarded this intense experience with a standing ovation’.

Ole Josephsen, Helsingør Dagblad, December 2017

 

Rigoletto

guidOpera, Europahallen, Aalborg

‘Camilla Illeborg’s Gilda was captivating as a knock-kneed teenage girl, suggesting girlish tennis lessons rather than pious churchgoing.  In just a short time, she becomes a woman. […] If an additional star is inevitable after all, it is due to the third act duet between father and daughter, Gilda and Rigoletto.’

Otto Pretzmann, Nordjyske, December 2017

 

 

Repertoire

Bizet

Carmen Micaëla

Britten

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Helena

Donizetti

Elisir d’amore Adina

Handel

Giulio Cesare Cleopatra

Leoncavallo

I Pagliacci Nedda

Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro Susanna, La Contessa

Don Giovanni Zerlina

Die Zauberflöte Pamina, Erste Dame

Nielsen

Maskerade Leonora

Puccini

Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San

Tosca Floria Tosca

La Bohème Mimì, Musetta

Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina

Verdi

La Traviata Violetta Valéry

Rigoletto Gilda

Messa di Requiem