"... the voice breathes a vocal nobility that is rarely heard these days ..." One of many qualities that yielded Anton Ljungquist the Joel Berglund Scholarship. He has also made a name for himself as a true acting talent!
The Swedish baritone Anton Ljungqvist will begin this season with the role of Tonio in Pagliacci at the Wermland Opera. He will also appear as Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicci on the same stage. The spring will include the role of Fadern in the contemporary opera På andra sidan havet by Catharina Backman. Anton has the previous season appeared as Shaunard in a concert version of La Bohème at the Göteborg Opera, where he the last season sung the role in the original staged production. Anton also appeared in the world premiere of Philip Glass’ opera Circus Days and Nights in Malmö in the role of Lax M, the old poet, a co-production of Malmö Opera and Cirkus Cirkör.
Anton Ljungqvist has previously appeared as Doktor Grenvil i La Traviata and in the roles of Horatius and First Gravedigger in Thomas’ Hamlet at the Göteborg Opera. At the Wermland Opera, Anton participated in their Trilogi production with three roles; Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Sevilia, Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Don Fernando in Beethoven’s Fidelio. He has also sung Mr Gedge in Britten’s Albert Herring and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus on the same stage.
Anton Ljungqvists other engagements include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Folkoperan in Stockholm and Zuniga in Carmen and Anden (the Genie) in A Thousand and one nights (by David Fjellström) at Malmö Opera. At the Bergen Nasjonale Opera in Norway, Anton has performed Dandini in La Cenerentola, he has sung Johan in contemporary opera Alt om min familie and he has participated in the Bergen Opera’s production of Bernstein’s Candide. Anton has also appeared in the role of Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Vattnäs Concert Barn.
On the concert platform Anton Ljungqvist has sung Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Bach’s St John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation mass, Fauré Requiem, Duruflé Requiem and Fredrik Sixten Requiem among others. In 2017 Anton Ljungqvist was a guest soloist in the concert hall Berwaldhallen and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s traditional Epiphany Concerts, recorded for the Swedish Television, SVT. Anton has sung Mitjuka in Boris Godunov together with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra led by Kent Nagano, with concerts in the Gothenburg and Stockholm concert halls. Anton has also been on several concert torus with the Wermland opera.
Anton Ljungqvist graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 2011 and has been awarded several scholarships such as the Stockholm Royal Academy of Music scholarship, the Vadstena Academy and the Joel Berglund scholarships.
Anton Ljungqvist has participated in the recording of Jacopo Foronis Cristina, regina di Svezia, where he sings the role of Arnold Messenius.
Anton Ljungqvist makes his role debut as Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci.2021-05-28 photo by Mats Bäcker
Världspremiär av Philip Glass opera Circus Days and Nights!