Norweigian dramatic soprano Elisabeth Teigemade her National Theatre Opera debut on 5 March 2020 in the role of Leonora in Fidelio (the State Opera production). Born and raised in Ålesund, Elisabeth took her first musical steps as a percussionist in the school marching band. In high school she sang pop music and Norwegian folk songs, before discovering a more classical tone in her voice. After completing her studies at the Music Conservatoire in Trondheim and the National Opera Academy in Oslo, she spent two years as a member of the Norwegian National Opera Young Artist program, before going freelance. Her repertoire includes roles such as Helena (Mefistofele), Leonore (Fidelio), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) and Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) which she has portrayed in eight different productions including at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Oper Frankfurt. Her repertoire also includes Elsa in Lohengrin (Theater St. Gallen), Irene in Rienzi (Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Tosca (Mannheim). In October 2019, she debuted as Turandot at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in February 2020, she sang her very first Brünnhilde (Siegfried) in a concert with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gabriel Feltz in Belgrade. Her debut as Gutrune in Die Götterdämmerung in the new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in Bayreuth was postponed to 2022 because of Corona.