Paulina Pfeiffer

The Swedish soprano Paulina Pfeiffer studied with the distinguished dramatic soprano Katarina Dalayman. She finished her studies at The University College of Opera in Stockholm in December 2008 and was also educated at Kulturama/classical singing and at Operastudio 67. She made her operatic debut in 2006 as Margaretha in Boito’s Mefistofeles at Södra Teatern, Stockholm.

Among recent and upcoming engagements can be mentioned the part Miss Naidoo in Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha at Folkoperan in Stockholm, Carmen in Carmen at the Dala-Floda Festival, the soprano part in Förklädd Gud (Lars-Erik Larsson), a musical tour on the river Donau and several concerts.

Season 2015/16 Ms Pfeiffer sang Adalgisa at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the soprano soloist in Amadeus at Spira, Cecilio in Lucio Silla together with ReBaroque Orchestra at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, recitals with Wagner´s Wesendonck lieder and Nystroem´s Sånger vid havet and Christmas concerts at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm.

Earlier seasons have included: Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle in Bogota, Sifare in a concert version of Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di ponto in Stockholm and the part Marie Krøyer in the Ystad Opera’s production about the Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén. Ms Pfeiffer made her debut at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris 2009/10 singing Adalgisa in Norma and returned later for a new production of John Adam’s A Flowering tree. She made her debut at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm 2010/11 singing Mimi in La Boheme, followed by Adalgisa in Norma, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle and returned as Mimi later again, under the baton of Lawrence Renes. At Malmö Opera she has been participating in a production called “Sopraner” (Sopranos) which went on tour in the south of Sweden. Other roles to be mentioned are Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at Ystad Teater and her first Amelia in Un ballo in maschera at Folkoperan in Stockholm.

In December 2011 Paulina had the great honor to sing at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm.

Paulina has been awarded a number of scholarships and prizes; in 2008, the Barbro Salén Foundation Scholarship and in 2010 she received the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship and she also received the Jenny Lind award in 2007, with the commendation for ” a warm and rich voice, honest radiation and an obvious and inspiring music making.” After the Jenny Lind award followed a summer concert tour in Sweden and the US.

Other scholarships she has received include the Bayreuth Scholarship from the Swedish Wagner Society, the Confidencen Scholarship from the Anders Wall Foundation, the Alice Babs Music Scholarship from Lion’s and the Gillis Bratt Scholarship from Konstnärsringen. In June 2012 Paulina received the Bernadotte Art Award.

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