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Biography

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   Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir was born in Ísafjörður, Iceland where she studied piano, violin and singing from an early age. In 2003 she continued her music studies, majoring in singing at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik and graduated with a B.Mus. degree in 2006. Herdís continued her studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin where she graduated with a diploma in 2010 and finished her Konzertexamen in 2013. Then Herdís spent one year at the International Opera Studio at the Opera in Zürich, where she worked with artists such as Fabio Luisi, Ivor Bolton, Andreas Homoki, Brigitte Fassbaender, Luana de Vol and others.

    Herdís Anna has taken part in many opera productions in Iceland, Germany and Switzerland. Her operatic roles include Adele (The Bat), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), The Queen of Schemacha (The Golden Cockerel), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Sophie (Werther), Nannetta (Falstaff), Oscar (A Masked ball), Romilda (Xerxes) and Musetta (La Boheme).

    She has given solo recitals in Iceland and in Germany and also been very active on the concert stage, performing with e.g. at the Carl Orff Festival, with The Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, The Saarland State Orchestra and The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.

    Since the autumn of 2013 Herdís Anna has been engaged as a solo singer at the Saarland State Theatre in Saarbrücken, Germany. 

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Repertoire

Composer Opera/Operetta Role
Rossini Guillaume Tell Jemmy
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Adina
Bernstein West Side Story Maria
Verdi Falstaff Nannetta
Rameau Platée La Folie
Gilbert & Sullivan Pirates of Penzance Mabel
Britten Peter Grimes 2nd Niece
Mozart Don Giovanni Zerlina
Verdi Un ballo in maschera Oscar
Rimsky-Korsakov Der Goldene Hahn Königin von Schemacha
Rimsky-Korsakov Der Goldene Hahn Der Goldene Hahn
Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges Le Feu / Princesse / Rossignol
Grieg / Sæverud Peer Gynt (ballet) Solveig
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Sandmännchen / Taumännchen
Mozart La finta giardiniera Serpetta
Verdi Macbeth Dama di Lady
Massenet Werther Sophie
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Adele
Telemann Der Geduldige Sokrates Xanthippe
Händel Rinaldo Donna
Wagner Parsifal 2. Blumenmädchen, 1. Gruppe
Frank Schwemmer Die Schatzinsel (WP) Scarlett
Janáček Jenůfa Barena
Puccini La Bohème Musetta
Ali N. Askin Eisenhans! Prinzessin
Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande Mélisande
Respighi La bella dormente nel bosco La Fata Azzurra
Händel Acis & Galatea Galatea
Händel Xerxes Romilda
Concert Repertoire (Selection)
Bach Christmas Oratorio, Jauchzet Gott, var. Cantatas
Beethoven Christus am Ölberge
Britten Les Illuminations
Crumb Madrigals, Book III / IV
Frank Denyer The Colours of Jellyfish – World premiere
Eisler Palmström – Studien über Zwölftonreihen, Op. 5
Händel Gloria HWV deest
Orff Carmina burana
Roussel Deux poèmes de Ronsard, für Sopran und Flöte, Opus 26
Schönberg Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21
H. Tómasson Nidur-Þytur-Brak – World premiere
J. Tómasson Birtan er of skær fyrir Dimmufuglinn - World premiere
Webern Zwei Lieder für Gesang und acht Instrumente, Op.
Widmann Versuch über die Fuge - Fassung für Sopran, Oboe und Kammerorchester
Zelenka Alma redemptoris mater ZWV 127