Arnheiður EiríksdóttirSoloist of the Opera
The Islandic mezzo-soprano Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir has been soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague since the 2020/21 season, where she will sing Varvara (Káťa Kabanová), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Mercedes (Carmen), among others. Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir initially studied the piano, while concurrently singing with choirs, participating in performances of Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and other choral pieces. After she ultimately decided to pursue a career as a singer, she enrolled at the Reykjavik College of Music, from which she graduated in 2012. She is currently honing her skills at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir appeared on stage while still a student in Reykjavik. In the summer of 2014, she performed the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Schönbrunn Schlosstheater. In 2015, she sang the baritone part of Count Gil in E. Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna within the Lange Nacht der Musiktheaterregie project in Vienna. From 2018 to 2020, she was member of the international opera studio at the Oper Köln, where she performed Death in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale, Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen, the Third Lady in the production Die Zauberflöte für Kinder, Modestina in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, Carlotta in Salieri’s La scuola de’gelosi, and other roles. She made her Prague debut at a concert held by Nachtigall Artists on 21 May 2018 at the New Town Hall.