Elisabeth Teige as Senta on her way from Prague to Bayreuth
The audience in Prague has the occasion to hear the same Senta as the audience in Bayreuther Festspiele. The Norwegian soprano Elisabeth Teige sings Senta in the production of Der Fliegende Holländer in Prague State Opera on 4 March and later on 14 and 19 May. And in summer in Bayreuth!
After having her Bayreuth debut as Gutrune in Götterdämmerung in the new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, Elisabeth Teige will return to Bayreuth in one of her signature roles – Senta!
“This is a real Wagner season for me! I started at Deutsche Oper with my Sieglinde debut (Die Walküre),” says Elisabeth Teige. “Now it is Der Fliegende Holländer in BEAUTIFUL Prague. In May, I will have my debut as both Venus and Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in summer, my husband and I will spend months in Bayreuth. Every production is special and unique. Even though I have portrayed this character many times before, I find something new in Senta every time. She was also my first big role I sang as a professional opera singer. It was at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Norway in 2015. I was hired by Per Boye Hanssen, who was the artistic director there at the time! Since then, I have sung Senta at places like Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Theater Lübeck, National Opera Tallinn, Bergen National Opera and Opera på Skäret. Currently, I haven't sung the role in four years, and I have really missed it. I have sung many different roles in the meantime, but Senta is still one of my favourite roles to sing! She is a young girl, so the best thing to do for me is to sit down and think of what it was like to be a teenager, find the energy and remember how it was to be a young person in a big world.”