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Malin Byström

Soprano

Biography

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

Swedish soprano Malin Byström sings Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Byström made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 as Amalia (I masnadieri), and returned in the 2011/12 Season to sing Marguerite (Faust) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte).

Byström was born in Sweden and studied singing at the University College of Opera, Stockholm. She has performed throughout Europe in a wide repertory. Notable operatic performances include Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Donna Anna at the Salzburg Festival, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) and Marguerite for Gothenburg Opera, the title role in Thaïs (Palau de les Arts, Valencia, with Domingo), Musetta (La bohème) and Agathe (Der Freischütz) for Bregenz Festival, the title role in Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna for Opéra de Montpellier and Fiordiligi and Massenet’s Manon (Opera North). She has sung Mathilde (Guillaume Tell) under Pappano with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the BBC Proms.

Byström has performed throughout Sweden and elsewhere in Europe in concert, her repertory ranging from Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Blomstedt) to Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder (Stockholm and with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine) and Sibelius’s Kullervo (Orchestre National de France with Gullberg Jensen).

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News and features

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for Autumn Season 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for Autumn Season 2014/15

16 July 2014

I due Foscari, Idomeneo, and L'elisir d'amore and others on Opera on 3.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

12 February 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

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