Zanda Švede, soprano

Zanda Švēde thrilled audiences in her first season as a soloist in the Oper Frankfurt (2018/2019) with the title roles in Bizet’s Carmen and Handel’s Xerxes. Last season, she performed in Handel’s opera Radamisto and also appeared as Sonjetka in Shostakovitch’s Lady Macbeth von Mtsensk. This season, audiences will hear Zanda Švede in the title roles of a new production of Orlando and Carmen, as well as Herodias’ Page in Barrie Kosky’s new Salome.

Before the pandemic Švēde was due to sing in concert performances of Mignon and The Cunning Little Vixen in Frankfurt and Carmen at Pittsburgh Opera, a role she has sung at Seattle Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Latvian National Opera.

Zanda Švēde has appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, North Carolina Opera, Palm Beach Opera and Seattle Opera. While a member of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program she sang roles of Suzuki, Maddalena (Rigoletto), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), and Lena in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara. The artist’s repertoire includes Endimione (Cavalli’s La Calisto), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Grimgerde (Die Walküre), and the lead roles in Massenet’s Cléopâtre and Piazzolla’s tango opera María de Buenos Aires.



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Talivaldis Kenins

Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 & 7

Tommaso Pratola, flute

Egils Upatnieks, oboe

Mārtiņš Circenis, clarinet

Zanda Švēde, mezzo-soprano

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Andris Poga

ODE 1401-2

Released 09/2022

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