Daniel Johansson


The Swedish tenor Daniel Johansson began last season at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm where he performed the role of Fritz in Franz Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, staged by Christof Loy, followed by Don José in Carmen, on the same stage. Daniel was also a guest as Wiener Staatsoper where he appeared as Apollon/Dionysos in Orest, a role with which he made his house debut in Vienna in 2019.

The previous season included Matteo in Arabella at the San Francisco Opera and Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Deutsche Oper in Berlin. Daniel also appeared as Don José in a new production of Carmen in Stockholm, Apollon/Dionysos in Orest in Vienna and Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper.

Daniel Johansson has added Cavaradossi in Tosca to his repertoire, performed at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, Malmö Opera and at the opera in Stockholm. Daniel has also sung his first Siegmund in Die Walküre at Theater an der Wien and Count Loris Ipano in Fedora in Stockholm. In 2017 Daniel performed his first Lohengrin at the Musiktheater in Essen. He also visited the Semperoper as Narraboth in Salome and as Froh in Das Rheingold with Mo Thielemann.

Daniel Johansson has previously appeared as Don José at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper in Dresden, at The Finland National Opera in Helsinki and at the Norwegian Opera. He has sung Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Bregenz and at the Royal Swedish Opera Daniel has appeared in roles like Rodolfo in La Bohéme, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Ein Sänger in Der Rosenkavalier. Daniel has sung Rodolfo in Helsinki and Oslo and Alfredo in La Traviata both in Stockholm, Oslo, Opera Hedeland and at Grand Théâtre de Genève. Daniel has sung Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in Stockholm, Oslo and at Palau de les Arts in Valencia and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at the Göteborg Opera.  Daniel was earlier a guest soloist in the ensemble at the Norwegian Opera where he sung several roles such as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Narraboth in Salome, Macduff in Macbeth, Ein junger Seemann in Tristan und Isolde and as Telemaco in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.


Other engagements have included the title role of Faust at Folkoperan, Stockholm and Lenskij in Eugene Onegin in Chautauqua, New York. He has sung Melot in the 2nd act of Tristan und Isolde in concerts with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding as well as with Orchestre de Paris and Christoph Eschenbach. Daniel sung Florestan in Fidelio in concert with Malmö Symphony Orchestra. He appeared at the opening of the new Danish Radio Concert Hall singing Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Adam Fischer) and the Shepherd in Oedipus Rex with the Swedish RSO (Esa-Pekka Salonen) in Stockholm and Brussels. He has sung the tenor part in the chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde in Sweden and Finland.

In 2007 Daniel Johansson won the 1st prize in the Gösta Winbergh Award. He has received a number of scholarships from the Swedish Royal Musical Academy, the Anders Wall Foundation and others. Daniel Johansson holds the 2009 Birgit Nilsson Scholarship. During the spring of 2012 he was awarded the 1st prize in the Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition. Daniel Johansson studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm.

In June 2018 Daniel Johansson was named Court singer by the Swedish King.

Updated July 2020