Hedvig Jalhed soprano born 1982

Hedvig Jalhed soprano born 1982

Hedvig Jalhed has sung a series of operatic roles and solo parts during her carreer. As a 19 year old lyric soprano she started her higher musical education in 2001 at Malmö Academy of Music (Lund University) and in 2006 she was accepted at The University College of Opera in Stockholm, where she graduated in 2009. Although she has been engaged as a freelance artist in institutional opera houses and concert halls, she nowadays prioritize experimental cutting edge productions over conventional musical drama and collaborates with a number of professional atists and creators in many fields.

Hedvig Jalhed soprano born 1982

Together with the pianist Samuel Magnusson, Hedvig has performed in a number of programmes with, for exemple, nordic art songs, German lieder and French song cycles. During 2012-2013 they were focusing on a selctions of songs by late romantic composer such as Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss and Erich Wolfgang Korngold where dreams and fairy tales come to life.

Artistic Director

As artistic director for the professional, experimental opéra nouveau company Operation Opera, Hedvig has profiled her self as a concept designer with statements which are quite exceptional in the opera bransch. Her focus on contemporary and forgotten repertoire combined with a thourough questioning of cliché attributes is a part of her credo to endeavour an increased artistic freedom and more implements rather than restrictions that lies within conventions.

She denounces the conservative opera establishement’s obesession with the standard repertoire, which otherwise surely contributes to the audiences extremely strict expectations on the artistic configuration and in the long term reduces the opera genre to a compromise in the context of general cultural history. In co-operation with director David Hornwall, Hedvig Jalhed has gained great reviews for her stage-management.

Upplevda föreställningar

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Spader Dam Chloe Kungliga Operan i Stockholm 22.5.2009

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