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The Copenhagen Ring DVD! This production still lives inside me every time I am Brünnhilde on stage.
This is where we lived, in a green space filled with harmony! Brünnhilde pregnant, Siegfried (Stig Fogh Andersen) watering our plants!
False Gunther scene with Guido Paevatalu: Here I experienced a Gunther that actually sang the lines and Siegfried took over the singing after Gunther had taken my ring!
When Wotan (James Johnson) ripped my wings off I could hear how people in the audience felt the pain with me! One of the strongest moments i have experienced on stage until now. Heartbreaking!
I did this Don Carlos production a couple of times while a member of the Royal Danish Opera. This picture is from the last run. The director was the Swedish legend Göran Järvefelt, who left this world much too early. I never met him, but had the privilege to be involved in some of his productions. This one was pure beauty!
I have so many memories from this production and one I will never forget, about a stage kiss... well, if you’d like to know more ask me next time we meet 😉
Elisabetta and Eboli! Susanne Resmark sung the role of Eboli, a Swedish friend that I knew from our years together at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen.
Isolde, a role to love and adore! This Stig Fogh Andersen production was a once in a lifetime experience. I learned so much from this production, I wish it was still running!
Teatro di San Carlo, where I had the same dressing room as Maria Callas! And it was exactly as she had had it. I touched the walls and almost heard her!!
...and yes, I do sing more than opera 😜
My debut as Turandot! Now in 2017 I have done over 100 performances since my first in 2006. A Mikael Melby production gave me the best start I could wish for in this role. Spectacular costumes, wonderful staging, beautiful scenography... all Melby!
Aida was the first production when the opera house opened in January 2005. So many memories... it was such an honour to have been a part of this historic moment.
I remember how empty the opera house was when I was ready to leave after removing all that body makeup! Well, almost all… I had to throw away the bedsheets when the production was over.
A few months later we did Siegfried, my second production as Siegfried-Brünnhilde.
Ah Desdemona, such a warm character... here she is being killed by Otello, who earlier punched her in the face.
One of the performances was going to be recorded and they used different makeup around my eye. However, Otello ‘hit’ the wrong side of my face. Due to the recording, I had to go out on stage with a blue eye on the side he didn't punch...
The costume! It was so heavy... and so beautiful...
That crown had a train down to the floor covered with stones! Every girl's dream!
My first Freia!
That white fur! ❤
My family were visiting Stockholm and we all slept in my tiny room. My father loved this production so so much, he never saw opera before I started in this business. He passed away shortly after...
I can remember everything from this production, every step, every tone, even the smell from the theatre... loved it! Still love it!
Oh, it was impossible for us to stay serious during our Lucia-tradition in our little "village" of about 10 houses. I grew up with lots of kids around, mainly cousins, and mainly boys...
...sometimes we dressed up on Fridays and had a party, just for us kids! My skirt was long and looked like something close to the curtain in the background...I think this might have been the day of my first real kiss... 😉
❤ the 70s