During the current season the Swedish soprano Malin Byström has sung Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at Bayerische Staatsoper, followed by Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden as well as the title role in Arabella at the Metropolitan Opera. The last seasons have included the title role in Thaïs at Palau de les Arts in Valencia opposite Plácido Domingo as Athanaël, Marguerite in Faust at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as well as at her Metropolitan Opera debut, Così fan tutte at Covent Garden, Le nozze di Figaro at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Amelia in Simone Boccanegra at the Göteborg Opera.
Malin Byström’s engagements have included Mathilde in Guillaume Tell in concerts under the baton of Antonio Pappano with Orchestra dell’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at BBC Proms in London, Hélène in Les vêpres siciliennes at Grand Théâtre de Genève with Yves Abel, directed by Christof Loy, Romilda in Serse at the Royal Swedish Opera, Fiordiligi with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants in Lyon, Hanna Glawary in Die lustige Witwe in Montpellier, Marguerite in Christoph Loy’s acclaimed Faust production at the Göteborg Opera and Agathe in Der Freischütz in Bregenz. She has sung Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at her Salzburg Festival debut in 2011 as well as with René Jacobs in Baden-Baden (released on DVD), in Lepzig, Göteborg and at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Amalia in I Masnadieri), Mannheim (Musetta in La Bohème), the Bregenz Festival (Musetta), Montpellier (title role in Hindemith's Sancta Susanna) and Opera North (title role of Massenet’s Manon and Fiordiligi).
On the concert platform Malin Byström has appeared under the baton of Kurt Masur in Mendelssohn’s Elias with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Orchestre National de France in Paris, as well as in Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 at Teatro alla Scala and in Bonn, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt at the Komische Oper. She has sung Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt, Strauss’ songs with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Lawrence Renes and Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Nikolaj Znajder. Her appearances under the baton of Eivind Gullberg Jensen have included Kullervo (Orchestre National de France) Mahler’s Symphony no 4 (Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier) and Vier Letzte Lieder (Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine). She has also sung Vier Letzte Lieder in Stockholm with Ralf Weikert.
Malin Byström studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm.
Updated May 2014