One of today's leading dramatic sopranos.

Iréne Theorin – the Swedish soprano who also makes her roll debut as Gioconda in this season's programme – has been a firm favourite at the opera house on the Rambla since her first appearance here in 2012. The Barcelona audience's enthusiasm has remained constant with each new interpretation of a Wagnerian role. Now she returns to face the challenge of a solo recital. Nordic composers, such as her fellow Swede Ture Rangström and the Finn Jean Sibelius, will be on the bill, while Richard Strauss and Franz Schubert will add a Germanic touch to what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Artistic profile

Iréne Theorin, soprano
Matti Hirvonen, piano


First part

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
“Dich teure Halle!” (Tannhäuser)

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Ständchen D 889
Du bist die Ruh D 776
Die junge Nonne D 828
Tod und das Mädchen D 531
Gretchen am Spinnrade D 118

Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Allerseelen op. 10, No. 8
Die Georgine op. 10, No. 4
Ruhe meine Seele op. 27, No. 1
Das Rosenband op. 36, No. 1
Zueignung op. 10, No. 1


Second part

Gösta Nystroem (1890 – 1966)
Själ och Landskap (Nya sånger vid havet)
Vitt land
Bara hos den

Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
Den första kyssen op. 37, No. 1
Säf, Säf, Susa op. 36, No. 4
Men min fågel märks dock icke op. 36, No. 2
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte op. 37, No. 5
Var det en dröm? op. 37, No. 4

Ture Rangström (1884 – 1947)
Pan (Fem ballader)
Flickan under nymånen (Fem ballader)
Den enda stunden (Idyll)
Sköldmön (Sköld och svärd)

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
“In questa reggia” (Turandot)

March 2019

14Thursday20:00Turn BFee 8

First part 45m
Interval 30m
Second part 45m

Approximate running time 2h