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Malin Byström

Soprano

Biography

Swedish soprano Malin Byström made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 as Amalia (I masnadieri) and has since sung Marguerite (Faust), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for The Royal Opera. In the 2014/15 Season she returns to sing Elettra (Idomeneo) and Mathilde (Guillaume Tell).

Byström studied at the University College of Opera, Stockholm. Engagements include Marguerite and the title role of Arabella for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Donna Anna at the Salzburg Festival and in Baden-Baden, the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the title role in Thaïs with Plácido Domingo for Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, and for Gothenburg Opera, Romilda (Serse) for the Royal Swedish Opera, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) and Marguerite for Gothenburg Opera, Elettra at the Drottningholms Court Theatre and Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes) for the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Concert performances include Mathilde under Antonio Pappano with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the BBC Proms.

Byström has performed throughout Sweden and Europe in concert, her repertory including Beethoven's Symphony no.9 and Missa Solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Strauss's Vier letzte Lieder and Sibelius’s Kullervo, with such conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Lawrence Renes and Ralf Weikert.

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Photos

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo © ROH.Catherine Ashmore 2014

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo © ROH.Catherine Ashmore 2014

Malin Byström in Idomeneo, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014

Malin Byström as Elettra, Sophie Bevan as IIia, Franco Fagioli as Idamante and Matthew Polenzani as Idomeneo in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo © ROH.Catherine Ashmore 2014

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo © ROH.Catherine Ashmore 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo © ROH.Catherine Ashmore 2014

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo © ROH.Catherine Ashmore 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Malin Byström as Fiordiligi and Charles Castronovo as Ferrando © Johan Persson / ROH 2012

Malin Byström as Fiordiligi and Charles Castronovo as Ferrando in Così fan tutte © Johan Persson / ROH 2012

Malin Byström © Peter Knutson