Alisa Jordheim


Alisa Jordheim

Described as “vocally resplendent,” “powerful,” and possessing “impeccable coloratura” (San Francisco Chronicle), soprano Alisa Jordheim is praised for her compelling performances in opera, concert, musical theatre, new music, early music, and recital. In the 2023-24 season, she returns to the Pacific Symphony for her role debut as Musetta in La bohème, returns to Florentine Opera for Berginella in Offenbach’s Songbird, makes her London debut in concert with the Voces8 Foundation, returns to Amarillo Opera in recital, sings Ein deutsches Requiem with New Voices and Carmina Burana with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and records vocal works by composer Rami Levin on the Acis label. Last season, she returned to the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with both the Pacific Symphony and Amarillo Opera, premiered Lori Laitman’s Wertheim Park with Music of Remembrance, sang Carmina Burana with the Green Lake Festival of Music, and made her Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra debut singing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Prangcharoen’s Endless Tears.

Other recent engagements include: Gilda in Rigoletto (San Diego Opera, Central City Opera), Adele in Die Fledermaus (Central City Opera), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Virginia Opera), Despina in Così fan tutte (San Diego Opera), Ninetta in La gazza ladra at Lincoln Center (Teatro Nuovo), Cunégonde in Candide (Palm Beach Opera), Erster Knappe in Parsifal (Opéra national de Paris), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Boston Midsummer Opera), Erste Zofe in Der Zwerg (George Enescu Festival), Clotilde in Maria, regina d’Inghilterra (Odyssey Opera), Lola in the world premiere and recording of Sister Carrie (Florentine Opera), Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites (Caramoor International Music Festival), Mozart’s Requiem (Ensemble Pygmalion at the Château de Versailles, Baltimore Symphony), Torke’s Book of Proverbs (Grant Park Music Festival), Ein deutsches Requiem (Las Vegas Philharmonic), Exsultate, jubilate and Messiah (Milwaukee Symphony), and works by Gershwin and Rachmaninoff with the Bochumer Symphoniker.

Ms. Jordheim is an alumna of the Merola Opera Program, Central City Opera Young Artist Program, Florentine Opera Studio, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance with a doctoral cognate in Scandinavian song and diction. She has won awards from The Sullivan Foundation, Metropolitan Opera National Council, George London Foundation, and the Fulbright Foundation and American Scandinavian Foundation to study Scandinavian song and diction in Norway.



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