Biography


The swedish soprano Paulina Pfeiffer studied with the distinguished dramatic soprano Katarina Dalayman. She finished her studies at The University College of Opera in Stockholm in December 2008 and was also educated at Kulturama/classical singing and at Operastudio 67. She made her operatic debut in 2006 as Margaretha in Boito's Mefistofeles at Södra Teatern, Stockholm.

In 2010/11 she made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm singing Mimi in La Boheme and Adalgisa in Norma, which she also sang at Théâtre du Châtelet 2009/10.
Paulina returned the following season, 2011/12 to the Royal Opera in Stockholm singing Mimi in La Bohème as well as her first Judith in Bluebeard's Castle. She also appeared in a production by Malmö Opera "Sopraner" (Sopranos) touring in the south of Sweden.
In December 2011 Paulina had the great honor to sing at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm.
In 2012 she sang her first Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at Ystad Teater and her first Amelia in Un ballo in maschera at Folkoperan in Stockholm.
She returned to the Royal Opera , Stockholm in January 2013 to sing Mimi in La Bohème conducted by Lawrence Renes.
During the season 2013/14 she sang Judith in "Bluebeard's Castle" in Bogota, Sifare in a concert version of Mozart’s ”Mitridate, Re di ponto” in Stockholm, Marie Krøyer in Ystadoperan´s production about the swedish composer Hugo Alfvén and returned to Théâtre du Châtelet for a new production of John Adam’s ”A Flowering tree”.
Seasons 2015/17 involved Adalgisa at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the soprano solist in "Amadeus" at Spira, Cecilio in "Lucio Silla" together with ReBaroque Orchestra at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Mimi in G. Puccini's "La Boheme" at the Royal Opera, Mrs Naidoo in "Satyagraha" by P. Glass at Folkoperan and Carmen in G. Bizet's "Carmen". Recitals with R. Wagner´s "Wesendonck lieder" and G. Nystroem´s "Sånger vid havet".
Season 2017/18 will include the titel role in Bizet's "Carmen", soprano soloist in Verdi's "Messa di Requiem", Fauré's "Requiem", Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle and Christmas concerts at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm in December.

Paulina has been awarded a number of scholarships and prizes; in 2008, the Barbro Salén Foundation Scholarship and in 2010 she recieved the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship and.
She also received the Jenny Lind award in 2007, with the commendation for " a warm and rich voice, honest radiation and an obvious and inspiring music making." After the Jenny Lind award followed a summer concert tour in Sweden and the US.
Other scholarships she has received include the Bayreuth Scholarship from the Swedish Wagner Society, the Confidencen Scholarship from the Anders Wall Foundation, the Alice Babs Music Scholarship from Lion's, the Gillis Bratt Scholarship from Konstnärsringen, the Gålöstiftelsen's Scholarship for studies abroad and the Bernadotte Art Award.

 

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