Lisa Fornhammar

Lisa Magdalena Fornhammar

Lektorin for Performance Practice New Music, ZKF New MusicDepartment Vocal StudiesInstitute for New Music

The Swedish soprano Lisa Fornhammar is especially experienced in the modern and contemporary repertoire. She has performed Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Gepopo in Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre, Berio's Sequenza, Saariaho's Lonh, Nono's La Fabbrica Illuminata and was a guest at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in the series Das neue Werk with works by Morton Feldman.

She has worked with composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Lisa Streich, Fabien Levy, Isabel Mundry, Helmut Lachenmann and Violeta Dinescu. She has also sung specialist roles such as Blonde, Konstanze, Donna Anna, Olympia and Adele. Engagements have taken her to the Norske Opera Oslo, the Royal Opera Stockholm, the Finnish National Opera Helsinki, the National Theatre of Iceland in Reykjavik, the Prinzregententheater Munich, the Oper Leipzig, the Theater Chemnitz, the Theater Luzern and the Stadttheater Bern. Most recently she appeared as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor in L'Opra Fatale together with performance artist Lulu Obermayer at Schaubühne Lindenfels and in the world premiere LUFT by Peter Lång in Peterskirche Leipzig.

This season, her roles include soloist in Aventures and Nouvelle Aventures by Ligeti together with Musikfabrik at the Philharmonie Köln as well as in the radio opera do krve - bis aufs Blut by Franz Martin Olbrisch. Since 2020, Lisa Fornhammar has been teaching voice as part of the Masters for New Music at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and the Dresden University of Music. She is currently pursuing a PhD in experimental vocal technique at the University of Arts Helsinki.