Soloists

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Paolo Lardizzone

Gustav III

After his debut role in Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) in 2007, Paolo Lardizzone has done many tenor roles in some of Verdi’s, Puccini‘s, Leoncavallo’s and Donizetti’s great operas. Initially mostly in Italy, but the last decade he has also performed at opera houses in Germany, France, Austria, Russia, China and Egypt.
He has won prestigious awards for his work in Czech Republic, where he has been called ”a young José Carreras” by the critics. He will make his Swedish debut as Gustav III at Opera at Skäret.
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Richard Bauer

Gustav III

Brazilian tenor, who after his studies with the famous Brazilian tenor Benito Marescha, made his professional debut in 1996 as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. This became the start of an international career with roles like Alvaro in La Forza Del Destino, Alfredo in La Traviata, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Gustav III in Un Ballo De Maschera, Rodolpho in La Bohème and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, only to mention a few.
In recent years Bauer has established himself in the more dramatic roles such as Canio in I Pagliacci, the title role in Andrea Chenier, Don José in Carmen, Calaf in Turandot and the title role in Otello, which was also his first performance at Opera på Skäret in 2014.
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Hedvig Haugerud

Amelia

Hedvig Haugerud, 27, is a Norwegian soprano, educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Conservatoire National et Supérieur de Musique de Paris and The Opera Academy in Copenhagen.
She has done roles such as Annina in La Traviata and Lady with a Hat Box in Dominick Argento´s Postcard from Morocco at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Last year she received the Mikael Bratbosts Award for ”Exceptional voice material, great expression and great stage presence”.
She will be making her Swedish debut In Un Ballo de Maschera at Opera på Skäret.
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Kseniya Bakhritdinova-Kravchuk

Amelia

Ukrainian soprano who has been working as a soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine in Kiev since 2016, and performed in several European countries, Israel Algeria.
She has done a series of leading roles in many of the great opera works, such as Desdemona in Othello, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligti in Cosi fan Tutte, Mimi in La Bohème, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Liu in Turandot, Juliette in The Tales of Hoffman and Micaela in Carmen.
She is a multi-time award-winning soprano who has won several singing competitions in Ukraine, Italy and China.
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Valdis Jansons

Anckarström

Baryton from Latvia who has sung at some of the greatest opera stages in the world, including La Scala in Milano and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He has done over 60 roles in more than 70 opera houses all over the world.
They include the title role in Don Giovanni, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. In 2015 he played Giorgio Germont in Opera på Skäret’s rendition of La Traviata and in 2017 he returned as Rodrigo in Don Carlo.
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Stanislav Kuflyuk

Anckarström

Baryton from Latvia who has sung at many of the greatest opera stages in the world, including La Scala in Milano and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He has done over 60 roles in more than 70 opera houses all over the world. They include the title role in Don Giovanni, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Valentino in Faust and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte. In 2015 he played Giorgio Germont in Opera på Skäret’s staging of La Traviata and in 2017 he returned as Rodrigo in Don Carlo.
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Siv Misund

Ulrica

Norwegian mezzo soprano from the young generation of dramatic Nordic voices. She made her debut in 2019 as Amneris in Aida at the The Oscarsborg Opera in Norway and has since then sung roles like Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, Flosshilde in Das Rheingold and Frugola in Il Tabarro (The Cloak).
Siv Misund has performed in England, as Eboli in Don Carlo at the Fulham Opera, and as Azucena in Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) at the Winslow Hall Opera. There, she also came in second place in The Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize.
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Susanna Sundberg

Ulrica

Susanna Sundberg is a contralto from Stockholm who has performed at most opera houses in Sweden, such as the Royal Swedish opera, Göteborgsoperan, Malmö Opera, Norrlandsoperan, Folkoperan, Opera på Skäret and Läckö Castle summer opera. Her repertoire comprises Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Mrs Quickly in Falstaff, Mercedes in Carmen and Maddalena in Rigoletto. Together with Ensemble Matheus och Conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi she has sung Amastre in Händel´s Xerxes. At opera på Skäret she has made the role as Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer 2016 and The Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte 2019.
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Isidora Moles

Oscar

Isidora Miles started her musical journey in her home country Serbia with piano- and flute lessons at the young age of five. When her interest for singing grew, she began her studies at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. Five years later she was established as a concert- and musical singer.
In 2018 she won an international competition for opera singers in Italy and was later hired by The Sofia Musical Theatre in Bulgaria, where she made her debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus and has since done both concerts as well as larger productions, one being the classic musical The Phantom of the Opera.
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Giulia Bolcato

Oscar

A young Italian soprano who studied at the Conservatoire and the Foscari University of Venice. She has done roles like Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Elvira in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ninetta in The Thieving Magpie and Lisa in La Sonnambula. She has worked in opera houses in Venice, Florence, Vincenza, Como and Pesaro in her home country, but also in Würzburg in Germany and Innsbruck in Austria. She made her Swedish debut as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute at Opera på Skäret in 2019.
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Albin Ahl

Count Ribbing

Albin Ahl has studied at Stockholm Opera Studio 67 and the Opera Academy in Copenhagen. He has previously done roles such as Sparafucie in Rigoletto, Don Iñigo Gómez in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole, Leporello in Don Giovanni, and Junius in Britten’s The rape of Lucretiaa, and performed as a soloist in Germany, Russia and USA.
He has also done many oratorios, including Messiah by Handel, The Christmas Oratorio by Bach, Faurés Requiem and Stainer’s The Crucifixion.
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Zaza Gagua

Count Horn

A bass from Georgia who started his career in the Nordic Countries. After studies at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire and The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki he completed his education at the Opera Academy in Stockholm 2019.
His debut was as Oroveso in Bellini’s Norma in a production by Operafabriken that toured around Sweden and Denmark. His previous roles include Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Colline in La Bohème and Mazetto in Don Giovanni. He has performed as a concert singer in Georgia, where he has also won two prestigious singing competitions.
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Marcus Bartoletti

Christian

Baryton from Stockholm who after studying at Adolf Fredrik’s Music School, Stockholm’s Music Gymnasium and Ingesund’s Music Academy in Arvika, is now studying opera at the Music- and Opera Academy at Mälardalen’s University, where he is receiving tuition from vocal coach Lena Hellström-Färnlöf.
He is inspired by some of the great singers from an earlier era, such as Ruffo, Tagliabue and Bastianini. He has done many concerts where he has performed works like Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Lukas-passion and Johannes-passion as well as Lars-Erik Larsson’s God in Disguise.