Helene Ranada is a sought after recital singer with a wide repertoire. She has been working with many conductors; Brian Ozawa, Esa Pekka Salonen, Donald Runnicles, Peter Schneider, Michael Schönwandt, Leif Segerstam, Richard Armstrong, Helmut Rilling, Lothar Zagrosek, Raymond Leppard and Thomas Dausgaard.
Season 2012/13 Helene Ranada returns to Opera National de Paris to sing Siegrune in Die Walküre.
Helene Ranada studied at Malmö Musikhögskola and at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen. 1999 she received the prestigious Grieg prize in the Queen Sonya International Singing Competition.
During 2000/2002 she was engaged at Wien Staatsoper and performed as Flosshilde in Das Rheingold, Schwertleite in Die Walküre, Erda in Siegfried, Flosshilde, 1st Norn in Götterdämmerung, 1st Magd in Elektra, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer, Annina in Die Rosenkavalier, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Rychtárka in Jenufa and Eine Stimme von oben in Die frau ohne schatten.
After 2002 she was engaged at Staatsoper Stuttgart and there she sang several Wagner roles, among them Magdalene in Die Meistersinger. She also performed in roles like Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare, Messaggiera in L’Orfeo and Die Gräfin in Wildschütz. Further to this Ms Ranada has performed at the Scottish Opera in Glasgow as Erda, Det Kongelige Teater in Copenhagen as Florence Pike in Albert Herring, at the Oldenburgischen Staatstheater as Waltraute and 2nd Norn in Götterdämmerung, at the Edinburgh Festival as Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, and in Schloss Rheinsberg as Arnalta in L’Incoronazione di Poppea. She has also been engaged at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, among other things as Olga in Eugen Onegin.
During the season 2006/07 Ms Ranada performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in Mahlers Symphony No 2, in NHK-Hall in Tokyo in Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 and at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm as Waltraute. During 2007/08 she sang Amneris in Aida at Malmö Opera, Carmen at Valdemarsviksoperan and Elias with Dresdner Philharmonic Orchestra. During the season 2009/10 Ms Ranada was engaged at the Bastille Opera in Paris, singing Schwertleite in Die Walküre.
Helena Ranada has a very extensive opera and concert repertoire.
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