Ylva Sofia Stenberg, born and raised in Arvika, Sweden, is a young lyric coloratura soprano based in Weimar, Germany. There she performed roles as Giulietta in” I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, Olympia in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" and Zerbinetta in "Ariadne auf Naxos" (The production, staged by Martin Berger won the prestigious German theatre price "Der Faust" for best staging in 2020).

In the season of 22/23, Ylva gave her debut as Queen of Schemacha from Rimski – Korsakovs ”the golden cockerel” in Weimar and as Queen of the night in” Die Zauberflöte” in the Kassel state theatre. In the upcoming season she gives her debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf as the queen of the night, as well as Clorinda in “La Cenerentola” and Lauretta in “Gianni Schicchi” in Weimar.

Being born into a musically talented family, Ylva started her first musical training as a member of the municipal music schools' children’s choir and attending violin lessons at 7 years of age. As she changed her main instrument to singing, she was confronted with a wide variety of genres and styles, including being lead singer of a rock band, participating in musicals and also singing jazz and folk music. But classical singing took her heart and felt right for the voice. It could also be combined with her great interest for acting.

After finishing her studies with Prof. Dr. Peter Anton Ling in Hannover, she joined the opera studio in the Hannover state opera, where she gathered her first experiences on the opera stage. In smaller roles on the main stage such as Papagena, Barbarina and Giannetta, as well as in several main roles in contemporary repertoire on the smaller stages.

Ylva is also very active as a concert singer and could already be heard in important venues such as Frauenkirche Dresden, Danish radio concert hall and in the Göteborg symphony hall. Ylva Sofia Stenberg won the third price in the ARD Music competition in Munich in september 2018, the first price in the Bundeswettbewerb Berlin two months later, the special price from Teatro Real Madrid in the Ottavio Ziino competition in 2021 and the engagement price as the queen of the night from the Leipzig opera in the Ottavio Ziino competition 2023.