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Photo: Mats Bäcker

Frida Engström

Lyrical soprano

ABOUT ME


2011 I took my bachelor från the operaacademy at Gothenburg University.

During that education I had the pleasure of singing Susanna in Mira Bartovs "Le nozze di Figaro" at Folkoperan in Stockholm.


So far, I've had the pleasure of playing some of my absolute favorite roles, such as the Rosina / Contessa Almaviva combination in the Wermlands Opera trilogy, Pamina and Michaëla at the Gothenburg Opera and Christine in "Phantom of the opera" on the same stage.
Daisi Doody in "Aniara" at Malmö Opera and Sara Videbäck in "Det går an" at Läckö Castle both offered my theater soul that extra challenge.
I look back with gratitude and forward with tense expectation.



My passion is acting and singing is the ultimate means of expression. When done right. That passion and curiosity has made me go into the artistic team. As a director assistant, I have been able to study the work we do on stage, and see how different directors work to get the best out of their singers and actors.

When I fell in love with Läckö Opera as an organization and workplace, I also got the chance to step into the production team there.


In 2018, I got the chance to direct myself ... as well as writing the screenplay and editing libretto, designing costume and scenography. The Gothenburg Opera gave me their trust to put together the concept project "Me too, Figaro". An adaptation of Figaro's wedding for a 1 hour performance, combined with workshops for high school students where students got to say what they felt and thought about sexual harassment, and finally use their insights to direct scenes from the opera in a way they think people should act. An experience I carry with me with gratitude, both for the trust that was given to me, but mainly for the unparalleled courage and wisdom of the young people.


Sometimes I get asked if I shouldn´t stick to ONE thing. As I see it, that's exactly what I do. All these different angles enrich me as an artist. They also give a further understanding of the process that leads to a performance and how important everyone is for the best result to be achieved. Everyone who is not visible but without whom there would be no art. Everyone who struggles to give themselves to a role and to an audience.
The commitment that exists in "theater people" is something very special. Whether they are stage workers, schedulers, cleaners or artists. Or for that matter the audience! Who sees, hears and feels the result of all our work. That which gives meaning to our work. Because without recipients, nothing is worth sending.


A theater creates a special atmosphere. I love that world!


CURRENT SHOWS

COSI FAN TUTTE

GOTHENBURG OPERA, TOUR


SPRING 2020

Premiere on the 14th of marsh 2020.


ROLE: DESPINA


TEAM

Director - Mattias Ermedahl

Music director - Joakim Kallhed

Kostume, Setdesign - Gunnar Ekman

Light design - Joakim Brink



SINGERS

Despina - Frida Engström

Fiordiligi - Matilda Sterby

Dorabella - Ann-Kristin Jones

Guglielmo - Hannes Öberg

Ferrando - Per Lindström

Don Alfonso - Sami Yousri


Photo: Tilo Stengel

Tickets & Info

THE MERRY WIDOW

NÖJESTEATERN, Malmö


FALL 2020

Premiere on the 25th of september 2020.


ROLE: HANNA GLAWARI


TEAM

Director - Anders Aldgård



ACTORS

Hanna Glawari - Frida Engström

Count Danilo - Thomas Järvheden

Owner of the nightclub - Lars-Åke "Babsan" Wilhelmsson


Tickets & Info

ARCHIVE

CARMEN - Gothenburg Opera 2019

Music: G Bizet   Libretto: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy


ROLE  Micaëla


Want to know more? - Gothenburg opera archive

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - Läckö Castle 2019

Music: Mozart   Libretto: Da Ponte


ROLE  Susanna


Want to know more? - Läckö Castle 

ME TOO, FIGARO - Gothenburg Opera 2019

Music: Mozart   Libretto/Translation: Frida Engström


ROLE  Director & Contessa Almaviva


Want to know more? - Gothenburg opera archive

DAS RHEINGOLD - Gothenburg Opera 2018

Music & Libretto: Richard Wagner


ROLE  Wellgunde


Want to know more? - Gothenburg opera archive

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Gothenburg Opera 2017/2018

Music: Andrew Llloyd Webber


ROLE  Christine Daée


Want to know more? - Gothenburg opera archive

ANIARA - Malmö Opera 2017

Music: Karl-Birger Blomdahl   Libretto: Erik Lindegren


ROLE  Daisi Doody & La Garconne


Want to know more? - Malmö opera archive

ZAUBERFLÖTE - Gothenburg Opera 2017

Music: W A Mozart   Libretto: Schikaneder/Translation: Rikard Bergqvist


ROLE  Pamina (jump-in)


Want to know more? - Gothenburg opera archive

CARMEN - Gothenburg Opera 2016/2017

Music: G Bizet   Libretto: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy


ROLE  Micaëla (jump-in)


Want to know more? - Gothenburg opera archive

DET GÅR AN - World premiere at Läckö Castle 2016

Music: Daniel Fjellström  Libretto :Maria Sundqvist

after the novel by Carl Jonas Love Almqvist


ROLE  Sara Videbäck

TRILOGY - Werland Opera 2014/2015

Il Barbiere di Siviglia/Le Nozze di Figaro/Fidelio

Music: Rosini/Mozart/Beethoven   Libretto: Sterbini/Da Ponte/von Sonnleithner


ROLE  Rosina, La Contessa, 1e gefangener


Want to know more? - Wermland opera archive

ZAUBERFLÖTE - Folkoperan 2013

Music: W A Mozart   Libretto: Schikaneder/Translation: Åsa Lindholm


ROLE  1e Dame, 1e Knabe


Want to know more? - Folkoperan archive

FRIDA ENGSTRÖM

SCEN & MUSIK



KONTAKT


Agent: Svenska konsertbyrån

Email: info@fridaengstrom.se

Telefon: (0046) 0709508246

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