The Swedish soprano Malin Byström has begun this season at the Metropolitan Opera with the role of Donna Elvira, followed by apperances as Donna Anna, in Don Giovanni. Last season she sang her first Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. She also appeared on the same stage as Donna Elvira. Malin Byström made her San Francisco Opera debut this summer with the title role of Jenůfa, a role she will return to this spring in Stockholm.
Malin Byström’s earlier engagements have included Hélène
in Les vêpres siciliennes
at Grand Théâtre de Genève with Yves Abel, directed by Christof Loy, Romilda
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 with René Jacobs in Baden-Baden (released on DVD), in Lepzig, Göteborg and at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has appeared as Amalia
in I Masnadieri
at the ROH, as Musetta
in La Bohème
in Mannheim and at the Bregenz Festival, as title role in Hindemith's Sancta Susanna
in Montpellier title role of Massenet’s Manon
and Fiordiligi at Opera North.
On the concert platform Malin Byström has sung Mendelssohn’s Elias
with Kurt Masur and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Orchestre National de France in Paris, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No 9
at Teatro alla Scala and in Bonn, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt
at the Komische Oper. She has appeared as Mathilde in Guillaume Tell
conducted by Mo Pappano with Orchestra dell’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at the BBC Proms in London, concerts which have been released on CD (EMI), 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 December 2016