Elisabeth Söderström

Famed Swedish Sorpano Passed Away

Swedish opera singer Elisabeth Söderström passed away Friday at the age of 82. Söderström Olow started her career in 1947 at the Drottningholm Place Theatre.

From 1949 to 1980 she was contracted to the Royal Opera in Sweden but performed at almost all the major opera stages around the world. She was appointed Court Singer in 1959.  

In the 60's and 80's Elisabeth Söderström was often seen on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She chose to end her operatic career in the beginning of the 1990's but made a temporary come back at the Met in 1999.