Liine Carlsson


“The Swedish soprano Linna Carlsson's portrayal of Senta is extremely credible and thrilling, because she emanates a visionary force. Without this force, her lonely, sacrificing decision to follow the Dutchman, would be incomprehensible. In the outrageous drama of the final scene she vocally and actingly excels beyond compare,”

J. Gahre wrote in the March edition of the German opera magazine OPERNGLAS on Liine Carlsson’s debut as SENTA in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ at the Magdeburg Theatre. Immediately afterwards, she earned huge successes in this very role at the Heidelberg Theatre. Her debut as ELSA followed in concert performances with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.

2017/2018 she was successful in this very role at the Hof Theatre and made her great debut as ELISABETH in ‘Tannhäuser’ at the Latvian National Opera. She will return to this renowned opera house as SENTA in 18/19. Before she performs SENTA at the Festival Selzach in Switzerland.

The artist started her professional singing career in 2006 at the Stockholm Royal Opera, where she sang the leading part of AIDA, in the much-lauded world premiere of Daniel Börtz’s opera ‘Svall’. After that the soprano made her first big break through, performing the Swedish Queen CHRISTINA in Jacopo Forini’s belcanto opera ‚Cristina Regina di Svezia’ at the Vadstena Academy. The premiere of this production, which was highly acclaimed by both public and press, was broadcasted all over Europe. A CD of the opera, recorded with the choir and the orchestra of the Gothenburg Opera House, was released on Sterling label. The music magazine commented:“The vocally very demanding role of Christina was brilliantly mastered by Liine Carlsson.”

Subsequently she portrayed the FIRST FLOWER MAIDEN in Wagner’s ‚Parsifal’ at the Opera House Gothenburg, ROSALINDE at the Regina Theatre in Stockholm, LA TRAVIATA at the Theatre Umea and she sang in the world premieres of Daniel Börtz’s ‚Magnus Gabriel’ or Henrik Hellstenius’ ‚Ophelias’ at the Bergen Opera House. The ladder production was also shown at the Opera Warsaw.

She sang NEDDA in Leoncavallo’s ‚I Pagliacci’ at the Kopparberg Opera Festival and was re-invited as ROSINA in ‘IL barbiere di Siviglia’ and FRASQUITA in Bizet’ s ‚Carmen’, a role which she had previously sung successfully in concerts with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

The Swedish-born soprano began her musical studies at the Music Conservatory of Malmö and completed them at the Conservatory of Stockholm and the Opera Studio in Gothenburg. She wan numerous prizes and awards, e.g. the Polar Music Award of the Royal Swedish Conservatory and an award from the Friends of the Royal Swedish Opera for her portrayal of Christina at the Vadstena Academy.

Liine Carlsson is also a very much sought-after concert singer. In various gala-concerts in Sweden she performd excerpts from Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Konstanze, Semiramide, Rosina, Violetta, Giovanna d´Arco, Anna (Le Villi, Puccini), Musetta and many others.

Recently, she performed FRAU LUNA at the Hof Theatre, LA TRAVIATA in China and NEDDA in “I Pagliacci” and GIORGETTA in “Il Tabarro” at the International Music Festival in Immling.


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