Dan Karlström


Was born in Aland, Finland. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and subsequently became a member of the opera studio. He has his first engagements at the chamber opera “Skaala”, at the Swedish Theater in Helsinki, and at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki. He has made numerous concert, radio, and television appearances and recordings. He has been a guest at the opera festival Savonlinna. He was a member of the opera ensemble at the Schillertheater North Rhine-Westphalia in the 1999/2000 season, and at the Staatstheater Darmstadt in the 2000/01 season. He appears regularly as a guest at the Theater Chemnitz, most recently in the title role of Alexander Zemlinsky‘s Der Zwerg. Also as a guest at the Grand Théâtre de Genéve as Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried. He has been a member of the ensemble of the Oper Leipzig since the 2001/02 season. In the 2018/19 season he returns as Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, the witch in Hänsel und Gretel and Knusper, knusper, knäuschen…, as Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Pong in Turandot, Kilian in Der Freischütz, Gastone in La traviata, the inkeeper in Der Rosenkavalier, the hunter in Rusalka, the third Jew in Salome, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Spoletta in Tosca. New this season are the roles of Remendado in Carmen, the helmsman in The Flying Dutchman, Wenzel in The Bartered Bride, and the passerby/animal/dwarf in Snow White. Roles in season 2019/20 include Gastone in La traviata, 4. Knappe in Parsifal, witch in Hänsel und Gretel and Knusper, knusper, knäuschen …, Spoletta in Tosca, Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Der Bucklige in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Kilian in Der Freischütz, a hunter in Rusalka, Remendado in Carmen, Der Steurmann in The Flying Dutchman, Wenzel in The Bartered Bride, passerby / animal 3 / dwarf Edi in Snow White. New roles include Harry in The Girl of the West, the priest/ the imperfect angel in The Fall of the Antichrist and Monostatos in the new production of The Magic Flute.