Lisa Carlioth

Lisa Carlioth has a rare ability to give life to complex female characters in opera literature and to move people with her heartfelt, shimmering lyrical soprano voice. After some years as a member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Oldenburg in Germany she has now returned to Sweden again. Ms Carlioth is born in Stockholm where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music. After that followed studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the opera section at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. During this season she has performed at Folkoperan in Stockholm in the production of Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha, in the role Sonja Schlesin. 

Among Lisa Carlioth’s roles can be mentioned Aci in Händel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo at the Opera Festivale in Batignano, Alcina in Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero in St. John’s Smith Square in London, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s progress, Mimi in La Boheme and Micaela in Carmen at the Scottish Opera, Zweite Buergerin in Mondschatten at Staatstheater Stuttgart, Iphise in Rameau’s la Fete and Flaminia in Haydn’s Die Welt auf dem Mond at Staatstheater Oldenburg. The first role she sang after her return to Sweden was Amelia in Un ballo in maschera at Folkoperan in Stockholm and among other roles can be mentioned Alice Ford in Falstaff at Läckö Opera.

Ms Carlioth has been participating in Master Courses with Emma Kirkby (Nordmaling and London), Richard Miller (Mozarteum, Salzburg), Roger Vignoles, Graham Johnson (Guildhall), Benjamin Luxon (Glasgow), Felicity Palmer as “Samling scholar” in The Lake District plus Neil Semer (Aub, Germany).

Lisa Carlioth has a wide oratorio repertoire including traditional works and has also sung La Mort du Nombre by Messiaen at The Barbican in London as well as Monteverdi’s Maria Vespers with Andrew Parrot and the Taverner Consort at the Edinburgh Festival. She has appeared together with Alexander Lazarev and the RSNO and at Linbury Studio at The Royal Opera House in London. Beyond this she has sung Peer Gynt with Jac Van Steen and the Nuernberger Symfoniker and also appeared in radio.

Previous roles:

  • Aci in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Händel)
  • Alcina in La liberazione di Ruggiero (Francesca Caccini)
  • Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)
  • Anne Trulove in The Rake’s progress (Britten)
  • Mimi in La Boheme (Puccini)
  • Micaela in Carmen (Bizet)
  • Iphise in la Fete (Rameau)
  • Flaminia in Die Welt auf dem Mond (Haydn)
  • Amelia in Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)
  • Alice Ford in Falstaff (Verdi)


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