A winning combination of beautiful voice and musical versatility has played no small part in sustaining Camilla Tilling’s top flight career which has now spanned two decades. An acclaimed early debut at New York City Opera launched her career on an international trajectory which has since seen performances on the world’s major opera, concert and recital stages while simultaneously building an impressive discography.
A successful debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) was the start of a relationship which has seen her return to London as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Dorinda (Orlando), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) and most recently as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) – a role she has also performed for San Francisco Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bayerische Staatsoper and Opéra national de Paris. Camilla Tilling has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera as both Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Nannetta (Falstaff), at Opéra national de Paris and Teatro alla Scala as Ilia (Idomeneo), and she’s performed the role of Sophie at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, La Monnaie and at the Munich Opera Festival. She’s also enjoyed success as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at Salzburg Mozartwoche, Donna Clara (Der Zwerg) at Bayerische Staatsoper, and l'Ange (Saint François d'Assise) for Dutch National Opera. She’s appeared as Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, Semperoper Dresden and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and she recently debuted the role of Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) at Drottningholms Slottsteater and at Royal Swedish Opera. This season Camilla Tilling returns to Stockholm for her role debut as Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) under Marc Soustrot, and she also performs the role of Mélisande for Finnish National Opera under Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Recent concert highlights include Dutilleux’s Correspondances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Salonen, Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with Orchestre de Paris and Thomas Hengelbrock, Schumann’s Faustszenen with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under Hengelbrock, and Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Wiener Symphoniker under Philippe Jordan. She’s performed Sieben frühe Lieder with Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi and with the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth, while the recent addition to her repertoire of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Gulbenkian Orchestra has led to further performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Hannu Lintu, the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala with Bernard Haitink and with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas.
Concert highlights for the current season include Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth, Peter Sellars’ staging of Bach’s St John Passion with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Orchestre National de Lyon and David Zinman, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo in Tokyo.
Among Camilla Tilling’s many recordings are three recital discs with Paul Rivinius and an acclaimed collection of Gluck & Mozart Arias with Musica Saeculorum and Philipp von Steinaecker, all on the BIS label. She appears on Die Schöpfung with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Bernard Haitink, Handel’s La resurrezione with Le Concert d’Astree and Emmanuelle Haim, and she performs the role of Ilia (Idomeneo) on DVD from Teatro alla Scala conducted by Daniel Harding.
Hugh Wolff, Camilla Tilling (Sopraan), Marianne Beate Kielland (Mezzosopraan), Thomas Walker (Tenor),Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bas), Capella Amsterdam & Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne