Swedish soprano Emma Berggren is making her role debut singing Violetta with Pacific Lyric Association.
Ms. Berggren recently sang the title role in Tosca with Guild Opera Company. Other operatic roles includes Mimì in La Bohème (Puccini), Angelica in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), the Celestial Voice in Don Carlo (Verdi), Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto (Verdi), and Papagena and the Second Spirit in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Ms. Berggren has covered roles such as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Rosaline in Die Fledermaus (Strauss), the mezzo soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Sondheim).
Organizations that Emma has performed and covered roles with in Southern California includes Guild Opera Company, Ridgecrest Opera Guild, Riverside Lyric Opera, California Philharmonic and Golden State Pops Orchestra.
Ms. Berggren was a finalist in the 2022 Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hennings-Fischer Foundation Young Artist Competition and was featured last summer as a soloist in the Falsterbo-Skanör music summer program in Sweden.
Emma is passionate about introducing children to opera and has performed the role of Queen of Hearts in Robert Chauls’ Alice in Wonderland as part of Guild Opera Company’s community outreach program at many elementary schools in Los Angeles County. Upcoming operatic roles for the 2023/2024 include singing Angelica in Suor Angelica with Guild Opera Company