Elisabeth Linton was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1973, and was trained as a stage director at the Danish National Theatre School in Copenhagen, 1997-2001.


Elisabeth Linton has directed opera, musicals and plays in the Nordic countries as well as in Germany and Switzerland.


Her credits include Der Fliegende Holländer at The Norrland Opera, Nabucco at the Royal Danish Opera, La Boheme at The Gothenburg Opera, Tosca at The Danish National Opera, Tristan und Isolde The Finnish National Opera, Faust at The Danish National Opera, Händel’s Saul at Vadstena Academy, Jevgenij Onegin at the Danish National Opera, Alcina at Opera Fyn and Don Giovanni at Stadttheater Bern.


She has also directed musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar at Aarhus Theatre, Evita and Spring Awakening at Aalborg Theatre, as well as new written operas like Under the Sky at the Royal Danish Opera, Currents of Time and the Silvership at the Vadstena Academy, The Confessional at the Danish National Opera and Schattenspiele at Malmö Opera/Stadttheater Lübeck.

In the summer 2010 she directed The Royal Danish Theatre’s big outdoor venture; The three Musketeers in the forest ”Dyrehaven” outside Copenhagen with 200 people on stage, stunt and around 40 horses. The spectacular production won a lot of attention and was seen by over 70.000 people.


Elisabeth Linton works as a concert-dramaturge, and has in this role among other things created Il Primo Omicido by Scarlatti at The Gloger Festspiele, and Dido and Aeneas in the Danish Radio’s Concert Hall.


She also works as a production-dramaturg including works of Kasper Holten at at ROH Covent Garden and the Finish national Opera. Their collaboration include Der Freischütz, Der fliegende Holländer and Die Meistersinger.


Her production of The Confessional at The Danish National Opera, won the prestigious ”Reumert” price for being ”the opera of the year” in 2007, and 2004 she was awarded the Reumert ”stage art’s talent” for her production of Jevgenij Onegin.

Her production of Così fan tutte, 2015, was nominated Opera of the year (Cph culture).


In 2009 Elisabeth Linton directed a short opera-film, produced by Swedish National Television together with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The film was presented at the Cannes film festival and broadcasted on Swedish and European networks.


Elisabeth Linton is also frequently used as a teacher at the OperaAcademy in Copenhagen, as well as at other opera and theatre educations in the Nordic Countries.



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