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Elsebeth Dreisig

Elsebeth Dreisig trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where she took her diploma in 1994 with Kirsten Buhl-Møller as her teacher. In addition she has studied with Ileana Cotrubas and Ingrid Bjoner. While studying she sang (with Det Unge Operacompagnie) the Mozart roles in Così fan tutte, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Pamina in The Magic Flute and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. At the Danish National Opera in Aarhus Elsebeth Dreisig has been successful in a number of roles: Ann Truelove in The Rake’s Progress, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Katarina in Lars Klint’s opera Anatomical Opera (premiere), Michaëla in Carmen, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and most recently Aase in Heise’s opera King and Marshal. In 1998 she stood in at short notice and sang Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen. Elsebeth Dreisig has also been with the company Musikteatret Undergrunden, where among other roles she has sung Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and Miss Thomsen in John Frandsen’s opera Amalie. She has appeared in premieres of a number of modern Danish operas including Erik Højsgaard’s Don Juan Returns from the Wars, Wayne Siegel’s Life Signs and Svend Rastrup Andersen’s street opera The Seasons. In 1997 she sang the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at the Aarhus Summer Opera, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito and (at the Danish National Opera in Aarhus) Eliza in My Fair Lady and First Niece in Peter Grimes. In 1999 Elsebeth Dreisig was awarded an honorary grant by Dansk Solistforbund af 1921.