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 perform the leading female roles in the Verdi operas RIGOLETTO and LA TRAVIATA at the Elsinore Chamber Opera and on tour with guidOpera. In spring 2020 she will debut the roles of Cio-Cio-San/MADAMA BUTTERFLY and Leonora/MASKARADE at the Elsinore Chamber Opera. Other engagements include Gertrud/HANSEL AND GRETEL, as well as a series of recitals.
Last season, Camilla Illeborg made her role debuts as Contessa/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Rosina/IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Elsinore Chamber Opera, where she also performed Violetta/LA TRAVIATA. Other engagements included Mimì/LA BOHÉME at Aalborg Opera Festival and on tour with guidOpera, as well as a series of recitals in Scandinavia.
The 2017/18 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.
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’.
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
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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Helena
Elisir d’amore Adina
Giulio Cesare Cleopatra
I Pagliacci Nedda
The old maid and the thief Miss Pinkerton
Le nozze di Figaro Susanna, La Contessa
Don Giovanni Zerlina
Die Zauberflöte Pamina, Erste Dame
Der Schauspieldirektor M.lle Silberklang
Tosca Floria Tosca
La Bohème Mimì, Musetta
Rosina Il Barbiere di Sevilla
La Traviata Violetta Valéry
Messa di Requiem