After a full decade in New York and The Metropolitan Opera, Dísella Lárusdóttir has moved back to Europe and her native country – Iceland – to focus on working closer to home. The New York Times has described her as a “reliably breathtaking” soprano and: “Her high, bright and clear voice has a striking ease and consistency”, “dramatic power [that is] almost startling.” and also a voice with “easy grace”.
The Icelandic Grammy Award winning soprano has been gaining international attention throughout her career and was noted by Magazine Opera as as soloist with “bewitching beauty and presence,”.
During the 2019/20 season Ms. Lárusdóttir sang the role of Queen Tye in Phelim McDermott’s remarkable production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten for which she received notable critical acclaim at The Metropolitan Opera.
Previously she performed various roles at the Met; Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore, a Flowermaiden in Wagner’s Parsifal, Papagena in Mozart ‘s Die Zauberflöte, Barena in Janacek ‘s Jenufa, First wood sprite in Dvořák’s Rusalka, starring Renée Fleming and Piotr Beczała, Garsenda in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini, starring Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani, and Woglinde in both Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and Das Rheingold, to name a few.