The young Swedish soprano Ylva Stenberg has been a member of the ensemble at the Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar since the 2019-20 season. Among roles here can be mentioned Olympia in Hoffman’s adventures (Offenbach) and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss). This season she sings Frasquita in Carmen, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos and in various concerts, with repertoire by for example Hugo Wolf.
Prior to this, she was a member of the ensemble at the Hannover State Opera and roles there included Rosée-du Soir in Jacques Offenbach’s König Karotte, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti), Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride (Smetana) and Barbarina in Figaro’s Wedding (Mozart). During her time at the opera she has become well acquainted with contemporary music.
Ylva Stenberg is still in close musical contact with her home country, where she won the Jenny Lind scholarship in 2017, which took her on a tour of North America. In the summer of 2019 she sang Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea in a highly acclaimed production Ulriksdals Slottsteater Confidencen in Stockholm. She was also invited to Göteborgs Konserthus singing in Carl Orff’s ”Carmina Burana” with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Santtu-Mathias Rouvali.