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Video streamed event and on demand: Lied Concert

Watch online on www.konserthuset.seKonserthuset PlayRecorded at Konserthuset Stockholm: Grünewaldsalen, Stockholm, Sweden
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Wednesday 20 January 202119:00
On demand until Friday 31 December 2021 23:59
Programme to be announced
Cornelia BeskowSoprano
Katija DragojevicMezzo-soprano
Magnus SvenssonPiano

The popular Lied Evenings subscription is now in its eighth season. Pianist Magnus Svensson has invited an exclusive assortment of musicians from the world’s opera and concert stages, giving us the chance to experience their vocal art in the intimacy of Grünewald Hall.

Soprano Cornelia Beskow has been acclaimed for her exceptional vocal tone, natural musicality and powerful stage presence. She has performed several major roles at the Royal Swedish Opera, such as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Chrysothemis in Elektra and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, as well as in Dead Man Walking, Der Rosenkavalier and The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. Her major breakthrough was as Sieglinde in the Valkyrie, when Wagner’s Ring Cycle was staged at the Royal Swedish Opera in 2017. That same year, she won all four prizes at the world’s largest Wagner competition in Aarhus.

Katija Dragojevic is one of Europe’s most coveted mezzo-sopranos. She has sung much of the lyrical mezzo repertoire on world stages such as La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London and Opéra Bastille in Paris, under the baton of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and William Christie. She debuted as Kristina in Janacek’s The Makropulos Affair at La Monnaie in Brussels. At the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, she has participated in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Richard Strauss’ Salome, Verdi’s Falstaff and the titular roles in Handel’s Serse and Bizet’s Carmen.

Versatile pianist Magnus Svensson specialises in the art of lied, and he has served as artistic director of Lied Evenings for several seasons. In addition to concerts in the Nordic region and elsewhere in Europe, he has also performed in Russia and the US. Magnus Svensson obtained his soloist diploma from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, graduated with honours as top student, and then immersed himself in the study of lied interpretation in London. Since 2012, he has also worked at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music with re-publishing older Swedish music.

© Emilie Joenniemi
© Emilie Joenniemi
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