* born in Norway.
Margrethe Fredheim will make her Royal Opera House debut in a new production of Strauss’ Elektra in May 2020 – under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano. In February 2020, she will sing Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin for the first time, followed by her debut as Contessa Almaviva in Mozarts Le nozze di Figaro at Theater Erfurt in March 2020. In 2018, she made her debut as Mimi in Puccini’s La bohème at Opera Nordfjord.
The soprano performed a wide repertroire at Den Norske Opera, Oscarsborgoperaen, Oslo Operafestival, Theater Erfurt, Tuscia Operafestival: Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, Hanna Glawari in Lehàr’s The Merry Widdow, Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème, Marenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and the Mozart parts Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Erste Dame as well as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. At the Glyndebourne Festival 2019, she was a “cover” for 1st Nymph in Dvořák‘s Rusalka.
In 2014, Margrethe Fredheim made her debut in Oslo, 2016 she performed at Carnegie Hall. The concert soloist performed at Cairo Opera House and Kirsten Flagstad Festival. A concert soloist, her repertoire includes Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven’s Symphony N° 9, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Mahler’s Symphony N° 2, as well as contemporary compositions. She is also a dedicated Lied recitalist.
The soprano performed with Latvijas Nacionālās operas orķestrīs, Ningbo Radio Orchestra, Oslofjord Kammerharmoni, Pärnu City Orchestra, The Cairo Symphony Orchestra and Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen – and has sung under the baton of conductors including Jonathan Bloxham, Joana Mallwitz and Zoi Tsokanou.
Gold Medal: Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition 2018