Classical Singer


Emma Berggren

Swedish soprano Emma Berggren recently made her role debut singing Violetta Valéry in La Traviata with Pacific Lyric Association at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Past operatic roles includes the title role in Tosca, Mimì in La Bohème, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Violetta in La Traviata, the Celestial Voice in Don Carlo, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Papagena and the Second Spirit in Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Berggren has covered roles such as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Gertrude and the Gingerbread Witch in Hansel and Gretel, the mezzo soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Organizations that Emma has performed and covered roles with in Southern California includes Pacific Lyric Association, Lyric Opera of Orange County, 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 has been featured as a soloist in the Falsterbo-Skanör music summer program in Sweden. During the spring Emma performed selections from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Mission Opera, and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder at Woodley Concert Corner.

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 include singing selections from Puccini’s Tosca, Floria in Robert Chauls’ Meanwhile Back at Mario’s, and Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth with Guild Opera Company. This summer Emma has been granted a scholarship to attend AIMS in Graz, Austria. Next season Ms. Berggren will be featured as a soloist with Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra and Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society.


Sweeney Todd by Sondheim

La Traviata by Verdi

Suor Angelica by Puccini

Upcoming Performances

Guild Opera Company – Angelica in Suor Angelica & Giorgetta (cover) in Il Tabarro – Feb 2 & 3, 2024 – River of the Valley
Mission Opera – Selections from Madama Butterfly – Feb 17, 2024 – Sylmar Library
Lyric Opera of Orange County – Gertrude / Gingerbread Witch (cover) in Hansel and Gretel – May 3 & 4, 2024 – The Yost Theatre in Santa Ana
Woodley Concert Corner – Vier letzte Lieder by Strauss – June 9, 2024 – Granada Hills
AIMS Opera Studio – July-August, 2024 – Graz, Austria

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