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Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir

Soloist of the Opera


Icelandic mezzo-soprano Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir is a soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague from the 2020/21 season. She made her debut there on Oct. 7, 2021 as Rosina in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.

She has also appeared at the National Theatre as Varvara (Janáček: Káťa Kabanova), Cherubino (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro) and Dorabella (Mozart: Così fan tutte), and at the State Opera as Octavian (Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier). From 2018-2020 she was a member of the opera studio of the Opera Cologne, where her roles included Carlotta (Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi), Saint Margarete (Braunfels: Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johann), Jennie Hildebrand (Weill: Street Scene), Muse/Niklas (The Tales of Hoffmann for Children), Death (Stravinsky: The Nightingale), Glückskind (Stefan Johannes Hanke: Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren) and Mercedes (Bizet: Carmen).

She studied singing at the Reykjavik Conservatoire and went on to study at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna under Sebastian Vittucci, Christoph Ulrich Meier and Reto Nickler. She has guest appeared as Dorabella at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea, Hänsel and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) in the Icelandic Opera in Reykjavík, Prince Orlofsky (Der Fledermaus) at the summer festival jOpera in Austria and Varvara (Janáček: Káťa Kabanova) at the National Opera Bergen in Norway. She was awarded the National Theatre Director's Award for Artists under 35 and the prestigious 2023 Thalia Award for the role of Octavian in the new production of  Strauss’ Rosenkavalier at the National Theatre Opera.