After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the Danish opera singer Elsa Dreisig received the First Prize and the Audience Award of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s “New Voices” competition in Gütersloh in 2015 at the age of 24. The following year, she was awarded the title “Vocal Discovery” by Victoires de la Musique Classique and named Young Artist of the Year by the magazine “Opernwelt”. In 2017 she was “Young Opera Artist of the Year” at the Copenhagen Opera Festival and in the same year became a permanent ensemble member at the Staatsoper Berlin. Her repertoire there includes Pamina (“Die Zauberflöte”), Euridice (“Orfeo ed Euridice”), Gretchen in Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s ‘Faust'”, Gretel (“Hansel and Gretel”) and Violetta (“La Traviata”), and she also appeared as Diane in a new production of “Hippolyte et Aricie” under Sir Simon Rattle and as Natascha in the world premiere of Beat Furrer’s opera “Violetter Schnee”. Elsa Dreisig has worked with renowned orchestras such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras and the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle. She recently made guest appearances at the Salzburg Festival in “Così fan tutte” and as Anna Bolena at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. During the 22/23 season she will appear as Contessa (“Le Nozze di Figaro”) and Donna Elvira (“Don Giovanni”) at the Berlin State Opera and as Salomé at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
2022 saw the release of “Mozart x 3”, her third album following her award-winning debut album “Miroirs”‘ (2018) and the album “Morgen” (2020) with pianist Jonathan Ware. The singer is an ambassador for Opera for Peace and was awarded the Culture Prize of the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess in 2019.