Celebrated Swedish soprano Ingela Brimberg is renowned for her engaging portrayals of opera’s dramatic heroines.
Brimberg has collaborated with some of the finest conductors, including Marc Minkowski, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Francois-Xavier Roth, Leif Segerstam, Sakari Oramo and Pablo Heras-Casado, to name a few. She is renowned for her stagecraft abilities and interpretations of the most complex and demanding of opera’s dramatic soprano heroines.
Voices from the press:
Brünnhilde in Wagner Die Walküre / Teatro Real Madrid, cond. Pablo Heras-Casado, dir. Robert Carsen: "In the vocal section, without doubt, the most remarkable figure was the Valkyrie of Ingela Brimberg. The Swedish soprano has a fleshy voice, of an appreciable volume and with a splendid centre that is completed with a beautiful timbre. It does not diminish in the height (there were no shouts in the famous Hojotoho!) And it has an appreciable depth. But above all it shows us a very human Valkyrie, perfectly drawn, vocally as well as in acting." Platea Magazine, February 2020
Isolde in Wagner Tristan und Isolde / Oper Köln, cond. François-Xavier Roth, dir. Patrick Kinmonth: “Great is the role debut of Ingela Brimberg as Isolde. Her voice is like a vibrating beam, energetic and agile at the same time. The announcement of the glaring day and "seines Gleißens Trug" she sings in a darkened tone, the final monologue, standing in front of the orchestra, the brighter.”Frankfurter Allgemeine, September 2019
Title role in Strauss Elektra / Opéra National de Bordeaux, cond. Paul Daniel: "You will undoubtedly be amazed to discover in Ingela Brimberg a new Elektra: more feminine, more luminous, more lyrical, if one dares say it, but equally powerful. The Swedish Wagnerian shows a phenomenal mastery, able to start on the thread of voice, to make a very slow and very long crescendo that drowns in the huge orchestra, and without ever giving up the beauty of the sound. Her long soliloquies on Hofmannsthal's text allow her to display her full power. Olyrix, May 2018
Brünnhilde in Wagner Ring des Nibelungen / Theater an der Wien, cond. Constantin Trinks, dir. Tatjana Gürbaca: "The Brünnhilde of Ingela Brimberg overshadows all others. In her final scene she fascinates with vocal and theatrical intensity."Place de l'Opéra, December 2017