Erika Sax

The Swedish lyric dramatic mezzo soprano Erika Sax, made her debut already before she graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm, as Cenerentola (Rossini) at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden 2002. This led straight to engagement at the Gothenburg Opera as Pauline in Pique Dame (Tjajkovskij), a part that she also sang at the Royal Swedish Opera in 2009. This season she returns to the Gothenburg Opera as Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera and as Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).

With her full lyric dramatic timbre and strong stage presence Erika has been a regulair guest at the Gothenburg Opera singing parts as; Maddalena in Rigoletto (Verdi), Orlofsky in Der Fledermaus (Strauss), Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, (Donizetti) Herodias Page in Salome (Strauss), Larina in Eugen Onegin (Tjajkovskij), Sonjetka in Lady Macbeth from Mzensk (Shostakovich), Myrtale in Thaïs (Massenet), Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti), Cornelia in Julius Caesar (Handel), The third Lady in The Magic Flute (Mozart), Zulma in l’Italiana in Algeri (Rossini), A Nymph in Rusalka (Dvorak), The Nursein Boris Godunov (Mussorgskij), Liselotte/Maria-Lucia in world première of The sleep clinic (Carl Unander Scharin).

Erika Sax has worked with well known conductors such as; Christian Badea, Per Giorgio Morandi, Alexander Polianichko, Gian Carlo Andretta, Jan Latham Koenig, Olaf Henzold, Stefan Klingele, Henrik Schäfer, Patrik Ringborg, Stefan Solyom, Sigfried Köhler, Thomas Dausgaard among others. She has performed in concert with the Gothenburg Opera´s Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, The Dala Sinfonietta among others.