Siri Karoline Thornhill

Siri Thornhill © Marco Borggreve

The Norwegian soprano Siri Karoline Thornhills versatility makes her equally at home in opera productions as she is giving concerts and recitals.

Siri was born in Bristol, UK, of English and Norwegian parents. She began her musical studies in her hometown Stavanger and continued her vocal training at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Netherlands, graduating with a master’s degree in Early Music. Additional important artistic input came from Anna Reynolds, Elly Ameling and Prof. Beata Heuer-Christen and Prof. Turid Karlsen.

Siri has collaborated with conductors such as Iván Fischer, Ton Koopman, Diego Fasolis, Bruno Weil, Philippe Herreweghe, Christoph Coin, Sigiswald Kuijken, Gijs Leenars, Daniel Reuss, Michi Gaigg, Ottavio Dantone, Riccardo Minasi and Fabio Biondi and with orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, I Barocchisti, Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra La Scintilla Zürich, La Petite Bande, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Staatskapelle Halle, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Concertgebouw Kamerorkest, Opéra National de Bordeaux and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

Concerts and recitals have taken her to the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich, Frauenkirche Dresden, St. Michaeliskirche Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, NOSPR Katowice, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kennedy Center Washington, Oslo and Stavanger Konserthus, Konzerthaus Wien, Musikverein Graz, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Auditorium Bordeaux, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Garnier Monte Carlo and Sala Verdi in Milan.

She will make her debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in December 2021.

Festival appearances include the Händelfestspiele Göttingen and Halle, Rheingau Musik Festival, Haydnfestival Eisenstadt, Beethovenfest Bonn, Bachfest Leipzig, Mozartfest Augsburg, Festival international opéra baroque & romantique Beaune, Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, the Early Music Festivals in Bruges and Utrecht, Rencontres musicales de Vézelay and Sydney Festival.

Opera productions have taken her to Oper Leipzig, Freiburg and Halle, Theater für Niedersachsen, Komische Oper Berlin, as well as to Kristiansand and Beaune.

An extensive discography documents Siri’s versatility.