The renowned vocal competition Operalia awarded Elsa Dreisig First Prize as best female singer of 2016. The same year she was the “Vocal Discovery” of the prestigious Victoires de la Musique Classique and the highly esteemed magazine Opernwelt granted her the sought-after mention as “Young Artist of the Year“. In 2017 she was awarded “Young opera artist of the year” in Danemark (Copenhagen Opera Festival). Already in 2015 Elsa Dreisig had been awarded both Second Prize of the Queen Sonja Competition in Oslo as well as First Prize and Audience’s Prize of the “Neue Stimmen” Competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh. From 2015 through 2017 she was a member of the opera-studio of the Berlin State Opera where she already performed leading roles such as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice). Further engagements in the same period included no less than her debut at the Opéra national de Paris (Pamina), at the Zurich Opera (Musetta in La Boheme) and at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Micaëla in Carmen). Her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Simon Rattle in Berlin, Salzburg, Lucerne and Paris was a true sensation (Die Schöpfung by Haydn). Since 2017/18 she has been an ensemble-member of the Berlin State Opera, performing Gretchen (Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust in the re-opening production of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Violetta (La Traviata). Further plans include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Opéra national de Paris as well as Manon (title role) in a new production of the Zürich Opera. Elsa Dreisig graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris.