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. Roles in season 2020/21 include Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Gastone in La traviata, witch in Hänsel und Gretel and Knusper, knusper, knäuschen …, Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Remendado in Carmen, Der Steurmann in The Flying Dutchman, passerby / animal 3 / dwarf Edi in Snow White, Goro in Madama Butterfly. A new role in 2020/21 is Ruiz in Il trovatore.