Arnheiður EiríksdóttirSoloist 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 in the 2021/22 season as Rosina in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
She has also appeared at the National Theatre as Varvara (Janáček: Katya Kabanova), Cherubino (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro) and Dorabella (Mozart: Così fan tutte), and at the State Opera as Octavian (Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier). At the Oper Köln, Germany she appeared as Kuchtík in Dvořák's Rusalka. From 2018-2020 she was a member of the local opera studio, 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 Conservatory and went on to study at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna under Sebastian Vittucci, Christoph Ulrich Meier and Reto Nickler. During her studies she appeared as Cherubino, Meg Page (Verdi: Falstaff) and Andronico (Handel: Tamerlano) at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre in Vienna, as Dorabella at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea and as Hansel (Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel) at the Icelandic Opera.
In 2022 she was awarded the National Theatre Director's Award for Artists under 35.