Swedish tenor Michael Weinius, winner of the Wagner Competition in Seattle in 2008, has established himself as one of Scandinavia’s most sought after and praised singers. His professional debut took place in 1993 as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. Having sung a large number of baritone parts he made his transition to tenor in 2004, debuting as Laca in Jenůfa. Today his domain is mainly Wagnerian roles: Siegmund, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Tristan and Siegfried, and in 2024 he will make his debut as Tannhäuser. He regularly returns to prestigious European opera houses: the Paris National Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, the Vienna and Bavarian State Operas, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and the Royal Opera House in Stockholm. He also appears regularly on the concert stage, perfoming in such works as Gurrelieder by Schönberg, Beethovens 9th symphony, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar. He was appointed Royal Court Singer in 2013 and received the royal medal Litteris and Artibus in 2022.
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