Малин Бюстрём


Malin Byström began the season as a guest at Wiener Staatsoper where she made her debut as Elisabeth de Valois in Don Carlo. Malin has also performed the title role of Tosca in a semi-staged concert version at Deutsche Oper in Berlin and she returned to the role this spring for a filmed concert version of Tosca at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. The previous season Malin appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at The Royal Opera Covent Garden and she sang Donna Elvira in a filmed live broadcasted performance of Don Giovanni, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In the season of 2018-2019 Malin Byström added two new roles to her repertoire; Tosca performed at Oper Frankfurt and the role of The Countess Madeleine in Capriccio at Teatro Real in Madrid. In 2017 Malin Byström made a praised role debut as Salome at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam under the baton of Mo Daniele Gatti with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, a role for which she was awarded the prize as the Female Singer of the year at the 2018 International Opera Awards.

Malin Byström has been a frequent guest at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she has been seen in roles like Salome, Mathilde in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Hélène in Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Elettra in Idomeneo, Marguerite in Faust, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Amalia in I Masnadieri. Malin has also appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Donna Elvira and as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the title role of Arabella and as Marguerite in Faust. In 2016 Malin Byström made her debut at the San Francisco Opera when she performed her first Jenůfa. Malin has appeared in several productions at the Royal Swedish Opera with roles like Die Feldmarschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, the title role in Giordano’s Fedora, Desdemona in Otello, Jenůfa, Donna Elvira and Romilda in Serse.

Among Malin Byström’s many other engagements are Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival, Fiordiligi at Bayerische Staatsoper, the title role in Thaïs at the Göteborg Opera and at Palau de les Arts in Valencia (opposite Plácido Domingo as Athanaël), Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro in Aix-en-Provence and at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Amelia in Simone Boccanegra in Gothenburg and Elettra in Idomeneo at the Drottningholm Court Theatre in Sweden.

Malin Byström’s earlier engagements have included Hélène in Les vêpres siciliennes at Grand Théâtre de Genève with Yves Abel, directed by Christof Loy, Fiordiligi with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants in Lyon, Hanna Glawary in Die lustige Witwe in Montpellier, Marguerite in Christoph Loy’s acclaimed Faust production at the Göteborg Opera and Agathe in Der Freischütz in Bregenz. She has sung Donna Anna with René Jacobs in Baden-Baden (released on DVD), in Lepzig, Göteborg and at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musetta in La Bohème in Mannheim and at the Bregenz Festival, as title role in Hindemith's Sancta Susanna in Montpellier title role of Massenet’s Manon and Fiordiligi at Opera North.

On the concert platform Malin Byström has sung Mendelssohn’s Elias with Kurt Masur and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Orchestre National de France in Paris, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 at Teatro alla Scala and in Bonn, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt at the Komische Oper. She has sung Mathilde in Guillaume Tell with Mo Pappano with Orchestra dell’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at the BBC Proms in London, concerts which have been released on CD (EMI), She has sung Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt, Strauss’ songs with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Lawrence Renes and Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Nikolaj Znajder. Her appearances under the baton of Eivind Gullberg Jensen have included Kullervo (Orchestre National de France) Mahler’s Symphony no 4 (Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier) and Vier Letzte Lieder (Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine). She has also sung Vier Letzte Lieder in Stockholm with Ralf Weikert.

Malin Byström studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. In 2016 she was awarded the medal Litteris et Artibus and in 2018 she was appointed Court Singer by H.M. the Swedish King. At the 2018 International Opera Awards Malin Byström received the prize as the Female Singer of the year.

Photo: Peter Knutson