A native of Iceland, Ms. Pálmadóttir received piano
lessons from an early age. Following three years’ of vocal training in
Reykjavík, she transferred to the Opera School of the State University of music
and Performing Arts Stuttgart to graduate. Among her teachers were Professor
Dunja Vejzovic and Professor K. Richter. Master classes with Kirkby/Anthony
Rooley, Andrée Orlowitz, and Matrin Isepp as well as courses with Ms. Jagna
Sokorska-Kwika and Prof. Liselotte Hammes helped to perfect her vocal
technique, as did a master class in classical singing with Mitsuko Shirai und
Between 2001 and 2010, Sigrún Pálmadóttir was a member of the ensemble of the Opera Bonn. She also often performed on other opera stages (including Dresden, Wiesbaden, Koblenz, Darmstadt, Duisburg, Cologne). Critically acclaimed are her coloratura soprano parts, e.g. as the queen of the night in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, Olympia in “The Tales of Hoffmann”, Zerbinetta in “Ariadne on Naxos” by R. Strauss, as well as Lucia in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Violetta in “La Traviata” and Gilda in “Rigoletto”both by Verdi, or Adina in Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love”.
In addition, she also regularly gives concerts, e.g. in the U.S., Iceland, Germany and Scandinavia. She performed in the European premiere of Heinz Werner Zimmermann’s “Psalm 150” for double chorus of mixed voices, coloratura soprano, and small orchestra at the Kreuzkirche Bonn. In November 2004 she was awarded a grant by the friends of the Opera in Bonn.
Ms. Pálmadóttir also held a scholarship of the R. Wagner Association of North Rhine-Westphalia.
She was Iceland’s Female Singer of the Year 2008. In 2018 she was working as an assistant director at Tónlistarskóli Ísafjarðar – music school. Since 2012 Ms. Pálmadóttir is working as a freelance singer and teaching young singer, conducting a children's choir.working as assistant director at Tónlistarskóli Ísafjarðar – music school.