The debut of Mira Pyne, as Tosca at the Royal Opera of Stockholm in the final production of the University College of Opera in 2008, was met with rave audience and critical acclaim.
Mira’s higher musical education began at the University College of Music Ingesund in Arvika and continued at the University College of Opera in Stockholm where she studied for professor Erik Saedén and soprano Katarina Dalayman as well as guest professors and conductors such as Craig Ruthenberg, Peter Berne and Christian Badea.
At the time of graduating in December 2008, Mira had already amassed a wealth of experience on both opera and concert stages in roles such as Tatyana in Eugen Onegin, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, the title roles in Tosca and Suor Angelica as well as Marietta in Die tote Stadt. Among the many demanding roles she was entrusted with at the University College, the 2008 production of Die Walküre with Mira as Sieglinde and Michael Weinius as Siegmund, is worth special mention. Mira Pyne has received grants and scholarships from a number of institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music.
In 2008, Mira Pyne was selected to perform Marguerite in Faust in an opera film production made by National Swedish Television together with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The films were shown at the Cannes Film Festival and broadcast on Swedish and European networks in 2009. Mira’s national breakthrough continued throughout the year as she debuted as Magda in the politically charged production of The Consul at the Folk Opera in Stockholm.
As a concert and church music singer, repertoire including the grand works by Brahms, Beethoven, Verdi and Strauss, Mira Pyne has performed with several Swedish and European symphony- and wind-orchestras including the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors such as Jonathan Sheffer and Tobias Ringborg. In 2009 she was the selected artist performing at the Nobel Price Award Ceremony, broadcasted worldwide and presented at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in the presence of president Barack Obama.
“Mira Pyne is the name of a wonder with a soprano that makes the walls shake. Everything else on stage fades away and all that remains is this magnificent voice; strong as steel and soft as velvet. So to the shooting stars of late (…) we now have a new soprano. Remember her name.” Aftonbladet
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