The operatic soprano Synne Vinje has her education from the Stockholm University College of the Arts’ Opera Department / Operahögskolan, the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She finishes her master studies with a production in Gävle Theatre in June 2022, where she will perform as the title role in an excerpt of Suor Angelica by Puccini, together with Gävle Symphony Orchestra.In the summer of 2022 Synne will, among other things, appear as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka by Dvorák in Roslagen’s summer opera production at Österbybruk and later in July a concert "Young stars" at Vattnäs Concert Barn followed by Musetta in La Boheme by Puccini at Dalafloda Opera.
Born in Oslo and raised in Bærum, the Norwegian soprano is currently living, studying and freelancing in Stockholm. Her vocal teacher and mentor is Royal Court Singer Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, and she’s also mentored by Royal Court Singer Elin Rombo.
In the fall of 2020, Synne was an intern at the Royal Swedish Opera as Paggio in Rigoletto by Guiseppe Verdi, under the direction of Sofia Jupither. The following year, she made her professional debut with a jump-in in a revival of the same production. Synne has been a soloist on the main stages of Stockholm Concert House, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien and at Ulriksdal Castle Theatre Confidencen in Stockholm.
During the course of her studies, Synne has performed among other roles as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème, Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Marenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, Adriana in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Magda in Puccini’s La Rondine and Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. Some roles were performed in full, others as excerpts.
Over the years, Synne has been fortunate to study and train with many skilled artists such as Asmik Grigorian, Patricia McCaffrey, Yngve Søberg, Susanna Eken, Algirdas Janutas, Roland Schubert and David Jones. Among the counductors she has worked with are Sesto Quatrini, Vincenzo Milletarì, Gregor Bühl, Eric Solén, Per Borin, Daniela Musca and Jonas Dominique. She has s She has worked with directors such as Sofia Jupither, Anna Tomson, Jacopo Spirei, Wilhelm Carlsson and Stina Ancker.
Synne’s vocal teacher at the Stockholm University College of the Arts is Ulrika Tenstam and at the Norwegian Academy of Music she was under tutelage of professors Barbro Marklund, Bo Skovhus and Randi Stene. During her exchange to the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, she was taught by Toril Carlsen.
Synne has received both Swedish and Norwegian scholarships, encouraging her development as an artist. She has been awarded scholarships from The Royal Swedish Musical Academy National Scholarship – the Ekström Fund, Familjen Gustaf Tobison’s Stipendiefond, Stiftelsen den 25 juli 1988, the Bærum Municipality Cultural Scholarship, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Local Scholarship, Ingerid, Synnøve and Elias Fegerstens Stiftelse, Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens Stiftelse, Sine Butenschøns Fond and Drømmestipendet scholarship.