Biography

Award-winning Danish soprano Camilla Illeborg has performed at numerous theatres and festivals throughout Europe and beyond, as both an opera singer and a devoted interpreter of art song.

In the coming season, Camilla Illeborg will debut the roles of Contessa/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Rosina/IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Elsinore Chamber Opera, where she will also perform Violetta/LA TRAVIATA. Other engagements include Mimì/LA BOHÉME at Aalborg Opera Festival and on tour with guidOpera, as well as a series of recitals in Scandinavia.

Last season, Camilla Illeborg made her role debut as Adina/L’ELISIR D’AMORE at Elsinore Chamber Opera, where she also sang the roles of Mimì/LA BOHÉME, Micaëla/CARMEN, Jorunn/DRAGEN KJETIL and Pamina/DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. Other engagements included Gilda/RIGOLETTO with guidOpera, as well as a number of recitals around Scandinavia.

In 2016 Camilla Illeborg was invited by the Cairo Opera House in Egypt to sing the role of Cleopatra/GIULIO CESARE. That season also featured her role debuts as Floria Tosca/TOSCA and Nedda/PAGLIACCI at Elsinore Chamber Opera and on tour with guidOpera.

In previous seasons, Camilla Illeborg has appeared at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste as Ein junger Hirt/TANNHÄUSER, and at the Royal Danish Opera/GuidOpera as Micaëla/CARMEN and Kate Pinkerton/MADAMA BUTTERFLY. Other engagements have included the roles of Mimì/LA BOHÈME, Violetta/LA TRAVIATA, and Pamina/DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at Opera Frederiksberg, Zerlina/DON GIOVANNI at Fredensborg Sommeropera, and Maria/OPUS 2 at the Court Theatre in Copenhagen.

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

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

Menotti

The old maid and the thief Miss Pinkerton

Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro Susanna, La Contessa

Don Giovanni Zerlina

Die Zauberflöte Pamina, Erste Dame

Der Schauspieldirektor M.lle Silberklang

Nielsen

Maskerade Leonora

Puccini

Tosca Floria Tosca

La Bohème Mimì, Musetta

Turandot Liù

Verdi

La Traviata Violetta Valéry

Rigoletto Gilda

Messa di Requiem