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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 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. 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 for Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, with Plácido Domingo, Musetta (La bohème) and Agathe (Der Freischütz) for Bregenz Festival, the title role in Sancta Susanna for Opéra de Montpellier and Fiordiligi and Massenet’s Manon for Opera North. 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 elsewhere in Europe in concert, her repertory including the Missa Solemnis (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt), the Vier letzte Lieder (Stockholm and with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine) and Sibelius’s Kullervo (Orchestre National de France under Gullberg Jensen).

Videos

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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