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Famous Opera Singers from Sweden

Updated October 13, 2018 9.5k views7 items

List of popular opera singers from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos of the singers when available. This list includes some of the best Swedish opera singers, along with bits of information such as what year they were born in and where they were born. If you're searching for a particular famous opera singer from Sweden, then use the "search" function to find who you're looking for.

A list made up of items like Gösta Winbergh and Christina Nilsson.

This list answers the questions, "What famous opera singers are from Sweden?" and "Who are the greatest Swedish opera singers?"

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Sweden in order to get more information about each one. If you're an opera lover or just love music in general, then use this list of renowned Swedish opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
  • Anne Sofie von Otter
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    Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) is a Swedish mezzo-soprano. Her repertoire encompasses lieder, operas, oratorios and also rock and pop songs....  more
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
    • Type: Mezzo-soprano

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  • Christina Nilsson
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    Christina Nilsson

    Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, (20 August 1843 – 20 November 1921) was a Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era's most famous diva, Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
  • Anna Elisabeth Söderström (married name Olow; 7 May 1927 – 20 November 2009) was a Swedish soprano who performed both opera and song, and was known as a leading interpreter of the works of Janáček, Rachmaninov and Sibelius. She was particularly well known for her recordings of the lead soprano roles in the three Janáček operas Jenůfa, Káťa Kabanová, and The Makropoulos Affair, all of which received Gramophone Awards. The Gramophone critic John Warrack described her portrayal of Káťa Kabanová as "establishing by an infinity of subtle touches and discreet, sensitive singing the picture of Káta as the richest and most human character in the drama." ...  more
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
  • Gösta Winbergh (December 30, 1943 – March 18, 2002) was a Swedish tenor....  more
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden