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. Her projects in Germany include the interactive web film Room 206 (Yves Lechermeier, Cycloprod), the Swedish-German short film Var tyst och tala (Julia Stenke) and a guest appearance in the TV-series Berlin Tag und Nacht. She was to be seen in a TV commercial for Pattex Super Glue directed by Jorn Haagen, and for Epson. She is establishing herself as an actress within voice-over and radio commercials.
For the seasons 2014/15- to 2016/17 Solgerd Isalv was associated with the Nuremberg State Theatre and sang major solo roles on their main stage. Currently Solgerd Isalv is working freelance and in association with the Darmstadt State Theatre and is residing in Saarbrücken, Germany
Skills include: Horseback Riding (Dressage, Jumping, also with Icelandic Horses),
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.
Germany: Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Darmstadt, Saarbrücken