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Malin Byström is a Swadish leeric soprano.

Malin Byström (born 1973)[1] is a Swedish lyric soprano who haes sung leadin roles at mony o the warld's leadin opera houses.

Early life and education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Byström wis born in Helsingborg.[2] Byström studied at the Härnösand Heich Schuil, followed bi the Academy of Muisic an Drama, Varsity o Gothenburg for fower years,[2] then training as a soprano at Operahögskolan i Stockholm (Varsity College o Opera, Stockholm).[3]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

She made her debut at The Royal Opera as Amalia in I masnadieri in 2002, an haes sung Marguerite in Faust, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte an Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.[4]

Byström haes appeared wi the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, an the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She haes sung at the Salzburg Festival an the Aix-en-Provence Festival.[1] Her opera debut in Swaden wis nae until 2007, when she sang Marguerite in Gounod's Faust wi the Gothenburg Opera.[2]

In 2014, she sang the tile role in Richard Strauss's Arabella, wi the New York Times remarking that her vyce "has silvery plush", an describing her as "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible...uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa".[5]

Her repertoire includes the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, which she haes sung at Palau de les Arts, Valencia, opposite Plácido Domingo, as well as three Mozart roles: Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, an Amelia in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra.[1]

In 2012, Opera News in thair review of Thaïs in Valencia wrote,

A svelte blonde beauty with the figure of a dancer, Byström is a consummate actress, who made the character's passage from sinner to saint fluid and believable. She commands a pristine soprano of distinctive colour an strength. Her top register still needs developing, but in this most difficult character, Byström showed considerable promise and proved a worthy partner to the formidable Domingo.[6]

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

Byström received a Jenny Lind scholarship in 1998 an a Birgit Nilsson scholarship in 2008.[2]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

She is mairit tae the Swadish baritone Markus Schwartz. Thay live in Gothenburg an hae twa childen..[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2013" (PDF). Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Från mammas kör till Metropolitan". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. "Malin Byström". Göteborg Opera. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  4. "Malin Byström". www.roh.org.uk. Royal Opera House. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  5. "Love, Envy and a Glass of Water". New York Times. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  6. "Thais". Opera News. Retrieved 24 April 2014.