Ida Falk Winland

Introduction

Swedish soprano Ida Falk Winland studied with Lillian Watson at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School (Royal College of Music), and at the National Opera Studio where she was awarded the Tagore gold medal.

Ida’s recent operatic engagements include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Helsinki Festival; Cecily (Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest) for Royal Opera House, London and Opera National de Lorraine; Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Romilda (Xerxes) for the Royal Swedish Opera; her Teatro alla Scala Milan debut as First Niece (Peter Grimes) with Ticciati; Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Morgana (Alcina) under Laurence Cummings and her role debut as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) at Gothenburg Opera; and the Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel) for her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut.

Ida has recently performed in concert with the Orchestre National de Paris under Sofi Jeannin, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, and Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice under Marc Minkowski, as well as appearances with the Gävle, Norrköping and Lahti Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras, and most recently with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen performing the B Minor Mass to be released on Hyperion Records.

Future plans include Cunegonde (Candide) for Opera National de Lorraine; Princess Eudoxie (La Juive) for Gothenburg Opera; the Brahms Requiem with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Gergiev; a gala concert at the Théatre des Champs Elysées, Paris; Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder with the Helsinki Phiharmonic Orchestra; and Handel’s “Joshua” with the Göttingen Handel Festival.

Please contact Sophie Dand for an up-to-date biography.


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News & Features

***New soloist at Gothenburg Opera***

Ida Falk Winland is becoming a new soloist at the Göteborg Opera from the 2013/14 season. She has been linked to the house for five seasons. Ida Falk Winland is in the midst of a brilliant international career and will be interweaving her roles at the Göteborg Opera with commitments at opera houses and concert halls around the world.  

To read the full press release please click here.

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Video: Régine Crespin Competition

Ida Falk Winland won the audience prize and the Prize of the Ville de Nîmes at the 2011 Régine Crespin competition. Ida sang two dazzling arias, Je marche sur tous les chemins (Manon) and Glitter and Be Gay (Candide), with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Betrand de Billy at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.  

The concert was broadcast live on Arte-Live-Web.  Please click here to watch Ida in action. 

Please note the following timings of the arias:
Je marche sur tous les chemins (Manon) from 49:30 
Glitter and be Gay (Candide) from 1:15:15

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Press

Barry

The Importance of Being Earnest

Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden

…Ida Falk Winland's stratospherically inclined Cecily outstanding among an excellent team.
George Hall, The Guardian 5*****, 16 June 2013
Ida Falk Winland (Cecily) was piercingly good throughout.
Igor Toronyi-Lalic, The Arts Desk, 15 June 2013
Ida Falk Winland coped effortlessly with Cecily’s stratospheric top notes.

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 16 June 2013

Barry

The Importance of Being Earnest

Opera de Nancy

Ida Falk Winland (Cecily) is impressive in the high-wire soprano role that is now inevitable in modern opera. 

Francis Carlin, Financial Times, 19 March 2013

Recordings

Haydn: The Creation

Ida Falk Winland, Gabriel & Eve
Andrew Staples, Uriel
David Stout, Raphael
Bob Davies, Adam
Musica Saeculorum
Philipp von Steinaecker, conductor
Fra Bernardo

Ida Falk Winland Solo Disc

Ida Falk Winland, soprano
Matti Hirvonen, piano

As winner of the 2008 'Solistpriset', Ida Falk Winland has recorded a solo recital disc (released December 2010) with pianist Matti Hirvonen including songs by Strauss, Copland and Nyström.
Caprice Records

Hansel und Gretel

Ida Falk Winland sings the Dew Fairy in the Glyndebourne Festival's production of Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Robin Ticciati.
Glyndebourne