Highlights from the 2015/2016 season

Posted on Sep 13, 2016
Highlights from the 2015/2016 season

As the new season begins, we would like to take the opportunity to look back at some of the highlights from Camilla’s past season.

Der Rosenkavalier

The 2015/16 season opened with a new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at the Dutch National Opera, with Camilla as the Marchallin.
The production was received with glowing reviews, praising the “excellent soloists” and a Marchallin that was “sublimely sung.”




Camilla returned to Amsterdam in December to sing in a semi-staged version of Lohengrin with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
“A miraculous Lohengrin…(Camilla Nylund’s) focused and luminous lyric instrument soaring seemingly effortlessly above the orchestra.”



Return Appearances

In the 2015/2016 season Camilla made return appearances at the Wiener Staatsoper (title role / Salome; Elsa / Lohengrin), Semperoper Dresden (Chrysothemis / Elektra; Tatjana / Eugene Onegin) and at Staatsoper Berlin (Senta / Der fliegende Holländer).


as Elsa, photo credit: Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

nylund-grafAt the beginning of 2016 she sung in concert version of the operette Der Graf von Luxemburg at Oper Frankfurt and the Kölner Philharmonie.
“the star of the evening was Camilla Nylund as the venerated singer Angèle Didier, with a voluminous, present and powerful voice.”



In March Camilla travelled to Japan to sing the title role in Salome at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.



In Concert

Concert highlights this past season included Korngold’s Die tote Stadt with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, broadcasted live from Paris on medici.tv, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresdner Kreuzchor, Janacek’s Glagolitische Messe in Montreal, Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder in Warsaw, and recitals with pianist Helmut Deutsch.
In May Camilla made her debut in the Brahms-Saal Musikverein Wien with the Küchl-Quartett, in a programme with music by Wolf, Schönberg and Mendelssohn.


as Tatjana

Camilla’s season ended with a highly successful production of Eugene Onegin at Semperoper Dresden. She received critical acclaim for her role as Tatjana:

“…the incomparable and seductive Camilla Nylund…she is a remarkable dramatic soprano, with her powerful voice, rich in colour and beautifully projected.”
“the radiant Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund”
“with Camilla Nylund, the evening is already a success…tenderly sung, desperately torn in the Letter-scene…”