Jens Persson

Jens Persson is a young lyric baryton with a powerful and warm timbre. He studied at The Royal College of Music and  took his master’s degree in spring 2013 at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. He appeared as Signor Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto at Drottningholms Slottsteater in the examination production. During the summer he sang Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Läckö Slottsopera and Baron Duphol in La Traviata on tour with Malmö Opera. Mr Persson has been employed at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm since 2014 where he has been especially highly regarded for the interpretation of the scamp Papageno in The Magic Flute. 

Current season Mr Persson sings Papageno again at the Royal Opera House and also Schaunard in La Bohème, Shepherd and Doctor in Pelléas et Mélisande. Next season he will be singing Figaro in the revival of The Barber from Seville, Borov in a new production of Fedora (Umberto Giordano) and again Schaunard. Among other roles at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm can be mentioned Elviro in Xerxes, Guglielmo Cecil in Maria Stuarda and Dancaïre in Carmen and Pelle and The Fireman in the family opera Karlsson på taket (Karlsson on the roof).

Other engagements worth mentioning during earlier seasons  are Besso in Il Giasone at Drottningholms Slottsteater, Barone di Trombonok in Il viaggio a Reims at Landestheater Detmold, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Skånska Operan

Mr Persson is frequently engaged to sing  recitals and church concerts, the repertoire includes Requiem by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams, Johannespassion by Bach and Carmina Burana.

Jens Persson has been granted Hans Dalborgs Musikstipendium 2012, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademins Nationella 2012 and ÅF – Ingemansson’s  Music Scholarship 2011. In 2010 he was second best at Lied-Wettbewerb der GFF 2010 Lieder und Ensembles von Robert Schumann.

Previous roles:

  • Baron Duphol in La Traviata (Verdi) with Malmö Opera
  • Barone di Trombonok  in Il viaggio a Reims (Rossini) at Landestheater Detmold
  • Besso in Il Giasone (Cavalli)
  • Dancaïre in Carmen (Bizet) at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm
  • Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten) at Läckö Slott
  • Elviro in Xerxes (Händel) at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm
  • Geronimo in Il Matrimonio segreto (Cimarosa) at Drottningholms Slottsteater
  • Guglielmo Cecil in Maria Stuarda (Donizetti) at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm
  • Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Mozart) at Skånska Operan
  • Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm
  • Pelle/the Fireman in Karlsson on the Roof (Lindahl) at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm
  • Schaunard in La Bohème (Puccini) at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm

 

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2016


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