Biography

The Finnish tenor Dan Karlström graduated from the Business School of Åbo Academy before starting his singing studies at the Sibelius-Academy with Anssi Hirvonen in Helsinki. He has since then worked with Prof. Herbert Brauer in Berlin as well as visited master classes with Jaakko Ryhänen, Tom Krause and Elisabeth Werres.
His first ensemble contract took him to the Schillertheater NRW and to the Staatstheater Darmstadt. 
He was also invited to Bayreuth, Wiesbaden, Erfurt, Münster, Weimar, Chemnitz, Dresden, Savonlinna, Helsinki, Beijing, and to the Komische Oper Berlin.
Since 2001, Karlström is a stable member of the ensemble of the Opera Leipzig.
 
Dan Karlström debuted at the Finnish national Opera as Tobias/Sweeney Todd and hosted afterwards several times as Pedrillo/Die Entführung aus dem Serail and as Yonas in the Opera Adriana Mater by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Also he is a common guest at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, where he performed in roles like Monostatos/ Zauberflöte, die Vier Diener/ Hoffmanns Erzählungen, Remendado/ Carmen, Simpleton/ Boris Godunov and Goro/Madama Butterfly.
 
He worked with conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marc Albrecht, Ralf Weikert, Asher Fisch and Sakari Oramo and with directors like Peter Sellars, Claus Guth, Robert Carsen, Dietrich Hilsdorf and Francisco Negrín. In departed seasons he performed in works by Bach, Beethoven, Händel, Mozart, Rossini and Orff.
 
Dan Karlström’s broad repertoire includes many parts out of Opera, Operetta and Musical, including David/Die Meistersinger, Mime/Rheingold und Siegfried, Walter von der Vogelweide/Tannhäuser, Steersman/The flying Dutchman, Truffaldino/The Love for Three Oranges, Tamino/ Die Zauberflöte, Cassio/Otello, and Judas/Jesus Christ Superstar.
Highlights of the past seasons include the title role in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg in Chemnitz as well as Mime/Rheingold and Siegfried, and Luzio/Das Liebesverbot at Opera Leipzig.

Engagements of the most recent past include Die Zauberflöte (Monostatos), Hänsel und Gretel, Turandot, Le nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio), Lucia di Lammermoor, Das Rheingold und Siegfried (Mime), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pedrillo), Der Freischütz und Die Frau ohne Schatten in Leipzig, as well as Le nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio) at the Teatro Comunale in Bozen and Sallinen’s Kullervo (Kimmo) at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. 

As an ensemble member, during the season 2017/18 Dan Karlström will once again be on stage at Opera Leipzig in numerous roles, including Monostatos/Zauberflöte, Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried under the musical direction of Ulf Schirmer, Witch/Hansel and Gretel, Don Basilio/Le nozze di Figaro, Pong/Turandot, Normanno/Lucia di Lammermoor, Kilian/Der Freischütz, Spoletta/Tosca, Goro/Madama Butterfly, Hunter/Rusalka, Prince/Lulu, as well as with the tenor part in St. John Passion - a ballet by Mario Schröder with the music by J.S. Bach. 
In addition to his engagements as an ensemble member in Leipzig, Karlström will also be performing the role of Goro/Madama Butterfly at the Opera Festival in Savonlinna.   

Management

General Manangement in co-op with Allegro

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
  Magnificat
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven Symphony no. 9
Dvorak Requiem
Händel Messiah
Lloyd-Webber Requiem
Mozart Coronation Mass in C
  Requiem
Orff Carmina Burana
Pärt Stabat Mater
Rossini Petite messe solennelle
  Stabat Mater
Schönberg Jakobsleiter /Mönch
Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël
Schumann Dichterliebe
Strawinsky Pulcinella
 

Repertoire Opera

Arriaga Die arabische Prinzessin Jamil
Bizet Carmen Remendado
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream Flute/Thisbe
  Let´s Make an Opera Clem
Donizetti Don Pasquale Ernesto
  Lucia di Lammermoor Normanno
Gounoud Faust Siébel
Gretry Les deux avares Gripon
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Witch
Janacek From The House of the Dead Cerevin
    Sapkin
    Velky Vezen
Johnson Riemann-opera Tenor
Koskinen Velhosiskot Kissa
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Beppo
Ligeti Le grand macabre Piet the Pot
Lortzing Zar und Zimmermann Iwanow
Martinu Comedy on the Bridge Schoolmaster
Mendelssohn Camacho's Wedding Vivaldo
Mozart Così fan tutte Ferrando
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail Pedrillo
  Die Zauberflöte 1st Geharnischter
    1st Priester
    Monostatos
    Tamino
  Idomeneo Arbace
  Le nozze di Figaro Basilio
    Don Curzio
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Simpleton
Offenbach Les contes d´Hoffmann Andrès/ Cochenille/ Pitichinaccio/Frantz
Orff Die Kluge 1st Strolch
Pacius Kung Karls Jakt Banér
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Truffaldino
Puccini La rondine Gibon
  Madama Butterfly Goro
  Tosca Spoletta
  Turandot Pong
Ravel L´heure espagnole Torquemada
Rossini Il turco in Italia Albazar
  La Cenerentola Don Ramiro
Saariaho Adriana Mater Yonas
Sallinen Kullervo Kimmo
Spohr Der Berggeist Oskar
Stravinsky The Rake´s Progress Sellem
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Dancing master
  Der Rosenkavalier An innkeeper
  Die Frau ohne Schatten The Hunchback
  Elektra A young servant
  Salome 4th jew
Trojahn Enrico Landolfo
Verdi Macbeth Malcolm
  La traviata Gastone
  Otello Cassio
  Vespri Siciliani Danieli
Wagner Das Liebesverbot Antonio
    Luzio
  Das Rheingold Mime
  Der fliegende Holländer Steuermannn
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg David
  Parsifal 3rd Knappe
  Siegfried Mime
  Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
    Walther von der Vogelweide
  Tristan und Isolde A shepherd
Weill Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Tobby Higgins
Zemlinsky Der Zwerg Zwerg
 

Repertoire Operette, Musical & Show

L. Fall Madame Pompadour Calicot
J. Hermann Hello Dolly Barnaby
I. Kuusisto Kiljusten Kalevala Luru
E. Künneke Glückliche Reise Stefan
F. Lehár Die lustige Witwe Raoul de St Brioche
A. Lloyd-Webber Jesus Christ Superstar Judas
J. Offenbach La Vie Parisienne Le Brésilien
  Orpheus Mercur
  Blaubart Daphnis
K. Weill Die sieben Todsünden 1st tenor
J. Strauss Zigeunerbaron Ottokar
Stein&Bock Anatevka Sascha
S. Sondheim Sweeny Todd Tobias
Var. Hype Juuso

News

135 years of opera history. A versatile programme at his parent house
As a member of the ensemble of Opera Leipzig, this season numerous exciting projects once more await Dan Karlström. First off, on October 04th he will take on the role of the Witch in the fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, followed by Le nozze di Figaro/Basilio starting October 12th.
Further roles, in which Dan Karlström can be seen and heard, include the tenor part in St. John Passion, a ballet by Mario Schröder and with the music of J.S. Bach (starting October 31st), Mime in Das Rheingold (starting January 06th) and Siegfried (from January 13th) under the musical direction of Ulf Schirmer, as well as Pong in Puccini’s last opera Turandot (starting January 27th) and Monostatos/Die Zauberflöte starting March 11th.
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