Solgerd Isalv studied at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg. She received tuition following the teachings and traditions of Yat Malmgren, Rudolph Laban and Anton Chekhov. Her Masters Degree in Opera also included basic acrobatic and musical theatre training along with specializations such as historical dance and stage fighting. Her double-studies in Opera and Acting also enabled the participation in an acting workshop for Larry Moss in Switzerland.
After finishing her degree, Solgerd Isalv joyfully pursued her interest in improvisation at Improverket, Gothenburg and in workshops with Impropera, London. She took a series of courses in the Gestalt Method for actors and started to focus on film, participating in workshops with specialists including the casting director Nancy Bishop. In one workshop, Director Goran Kapetanovic described Solgerd Isalv as unusually photogenic. Nevertheless Solgerd Isalv also enjoyed working in Radio Drama at the Swedish Radio Theatre.
Since moving to Germany in 2011 to pursue her operatic career, Solgerd Isalv has been actively improving her German and English language abilities. Within her first years in Germany, she acted in productions such as the interactive web film Room 206 (Yves Lechermeier, Cycloprod, 2011), the Swedish-German short film Var tyst och tala (Julia Stenke, 2014) and a guest appearance in the TV-series Berlin Tag und Nacht (2014). She was to be seen in a TV commercial for Pattex Super Glue directed by Jorn Haagen (2014), and for Epson (2015).
Her focus on her operatic career led her to become associated with the Nuremberg State Theatre, 2014/15 to 2016/17 where she sang major solo roles on their main stage. Currently Solgerd Isalv is working freelance as an actor and operatic soloist. Since 2020/2021 in association with the Darmstadt State Theatre. Solgerd Isalv is residing in Saarbrücken, Germany
Recently she returned to acting for the camera, after a few years on stage, and played the leading part in the short movie “Remember Me” (Lukas Olszewski)
Horseback Riding (Dressage, Jumping, also with Icelandic Horses),
Telemark, Kajak, Rowing, Slalom, ice-skating
Singing (of course),
Languages: Swedish (mother tongue)
English (British with a slight Scandinavian accent)
German (slight Scandinavian accent)
Places of Abode:
Sweden: Gothenburg, Kalmar, Luleå, Stockholm, Malmö,Växjö.
Germany: Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Darmstadt, Saarbrücken, Cologne