The Swedish tenor Michael Weinius is one of the most sought-after dramatic tenors.
In the years 2021 and 22 Michael Weinius appeared as ERIK at the Opéra la Bastille, SIEGFRIED both in “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung” at the Vienna State Opera, LACA at the Norske Opera Oslo, SIEGFRIED at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, BACCHUS at the Flemish Opera and the Royal Opera Stockholm, as well as TRISTAN at the Zürich Opera and HERODES with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
As TRISTAN he also succeeded in Peter Sellar’s successful production “Tristan und Isolde” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Gustavo Dudamel.
In 2023 he also portrayed TRISTAN at the Opéra National de Paris, with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague and the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin. As SIEGFRIED he returns to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and also sang this very role at the Riga Cesis Art Festival. He performed the ‘Gurreleider’ with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mahler’s DAS LIED VON DER ERDE with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. He is HERODES in concerts of ‘Salome’ at the Palau de la Música de València. In 2024 he makes his debuts as TANNHÄUSER and OTELLO.
Future engagements take him a.o. as TRISTAN to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the Teatro Massimo Palermo. He sings Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, more concerts with the Stockholm and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. He sings HERODES in “Salome” in concert at the Palau de la Música de València. In 2024 he makes his debut as TANNHÄUSER and OTELLO.
Before, the Swedish artist performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Opera House Leipzig, the Los Angeles Opera or the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
A celebrated Wagner singer, Michael excels for his interpretations of SIEGFRIED in “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung”, SIEGMUND, TRISTAN, PARSIFAL or LOHENGRIN. Other prestigious roles include SAMSON (Samson et Dalila), MAO (Nixon in China), LACA (Jenufa), DON JOSÉ (Carmen) and the title roles in PETER GRIMES and OTELLO.
Michael Weinius' started his professional career with his debut as Guglielmo in “Così fan tutte” in 1993. Having sung as baritone before, he made his transition to tenor in 2004, debuting as LACA in “Jenufa”.
In 2008, he was awarded with the First Prize of the Wagner Competition in Seattle and in 2010 he made his debut at the Opéra Bastille in Paris in the role of HANS SCHWALB in Hindemith's “ Mathis der Maler”. In the spring of 2012 he sang his first LOHENGRIN at the Royal Swedish Opera. Engagements in this very role at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper and as PARSIFAL at the Bavarian State Opera followed.
Michael Weiniusis also a very much sought-after soloist concert singer, performing works such as ‘Gurrelieder’ by Schönberg, Beethoven's 9th symphony, Mahler's ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ and ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ by Elgar.
Michael collaborates with such distinguished conductors as Esa Pekka Salonen, Kent Nagano, Axel Kober, Gianandrea Noseda, Christoph Eschenbach, Marek Janowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Donald Runnicles and Christian Thielemann, Peter Sellars, Claus Guth, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Keith Warner, Willy Decker, Alejo Pérez just to name a few.
The Scandinavian star was nominated Swedish Royal Court Singer in 2013 and received the royal medal Litteris and Artibus in 2022.
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