Dan Karlström


Dan Karlström
Opera singer Tenor
A native of Åland, Finnish tenor Dan Karlström graduated from the Business School of Åbo Academy before starting his singing studies at the Sibelius-Academy. Later on he has been working with Prof. Herbert Brauer and attended master classes with Jaakko Ryhänen, Tom Krause, Prof. Gerhard Kahry, Alberto Zedda, Irina Gavrilovic, among others. He joined the opera studio in 1996 and performed various roles at the Skaala Chamber Opera and at the Swedish Theatre Helsinki. He has held positions at the Schillertheater in Gelsenkirchen and the Staatstheater Darmstadt. An ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera since 2002, he has been performing in La traviata, Madame Butterfly, Parsifal, Le nozze di Figaro, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Blaubart, Orpheus in der Unterwelt, Der Zigeunerbaron, Jesus Christ Superstar, La rondine, Die Meistersinger and many others. The most recent new roles are The Dwarf by Zemlinsky at Chemnitz Opera and Luzio in Das Liebesverbot by Wagner in Leipzig. Guest engagements in Germany have taken him to Wiesbaden, Erfurt, Münster, Weimar, Chemnitz and the Komische Oper Berlin. In Finland, he often performs at the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Faust, Tristan und Isolde, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen) and at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, including such parts as Tobias (Sweeney Todd), Pedrillo, and Yonas (Adriana Mater). Dan Karlström has been working with such conductors as Marc Albrecht, Ralf Weikert, Ascher Fisch and Mikko Franck and such directors as Peter Sellars, Claus Guth, Robert Carson, Dietrich Hillsdorf and Fransisco Negrin. As a concert singer, his repertoire includes Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Orff’s Carmina Burana, among others. He has also made recordings for radio, television and CD.