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The Swedish mezzo-soprano Kristina Hammarström frequently appears at opera houses such as Teatro alla Scala Milan, Staatsoper Wien, Theater and der Wien, Opéra National Paris, Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre de La Monnaie Brussels, Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Théâtre de Caen, Opéra de Nice, Opéra National de Nancy, Opéra de Lausanne, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Ópera Bilbao, Chicago Opera Theatre, Royal Swedish Opera, Gothenburg Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Salzburg Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Innsbrucker Festwochen and Drottningholm Festival Stockholm.

She regularly works with conductors such as Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Marin Alsop, Giancarlo Andretta, Giovanni Antonini, Eduardo López Banzo, Fabio Biondi, Herbert Blomstedt, Frans Brüggen, Gianluca Capuano, William Christie, Jesús López Cobos, Jérôme Correas, Attilio Cremonesi, Ottavio Dantone, Thomas Dausgaard, Peter Dijkstra, Laurence Equilbey, Adam Fischer, Thierry Fischer, Simon Gaudenz, Alan Gilbert, Emmanuelle Haïm, Florian Helgath, Philippe Herreweghe, Manfred Honeck, Carlo Ipata, René Jacobs, Ilia Korol, Nicholas Kraemer, Bernard Labadie, Fabio Luisi, Andrew Manze, Alessandro De Marchi, Andrea Marcon, Paul McCreesh, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Moulds, Martin Nagashima Toft, John Nelson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Enrico Onofri, Erwin Ortner, Tadaaki Otaka, George Petrou, Josep Pons, Daniel Reuss, Christophe Rousset, Federico Maria Sardelli, Claude Schnitzler, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Markus Stenz, Nathalie Stutzmann, Christian Vasquez and Jan Willem de Vriend.

Her operatic repertoire includes an impressive number of roles in baroque operas as well as Charlotte in WERTHER, Octavian in DER ROSENKAVALIER, Arsace in Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE, Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Marguerite in Berlioz’ LA DAMNATION DE FAUST, Cecilio in LUCIO SILLA, the title role in ASCANIO IN ALBA and Idamante in IDOMENEO, just to mention a few.

She is a much sought-after concert singer and she regularly appears in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and Asia. Her repertoire includes Berlioz’ LES NUITS D’ÉTÉ, Mahler’s KINDERTOTENLIEDER, RÜCKERTLIEDER, LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN, DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN and DAS LIED VON DER ERDE, Brahms’ ALTO RHAPSODY, Elgar’s SEA PICTURES, Mendelssohn’s ELIAS, Bernstein’s SYMPHONY NO. 1 JEREMIAH, Beethoven’s MISSA SOLEMNIS and SYMPHONY NO. 9, Schumann’s DAS PARADIES UND DIE PERI, as well as a large number of masses and oratorios.

2019 included Caino in Scarlatti’s IL PRIMO OMICIDIO at Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper Berlin and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bradamante in Handel’s ALCINA at the Salzburg Festival, concerts of Bach’s MASS IN B MINOR with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, a staged version of Bach’s ST JOHN PASSION in Paris with the Insula Orchestra, Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s MESSIAH in Stockholm.

Assignments in 2020 included Caino in Scarlatti’s IL PRIMO OMICIDIO in Essen, a recital in Stockholm Concert Hall and concerts in Copenhagen with music by Wilhelmine of Prussia and Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

Kristina Hammarström has recorded a solo CD with arias by Vivaldi with Marcello Di Lisa, Medoro in Handel’s ORLANDO and Haydn’s STABAT MATER with René Jacobs, the title role in Handel’s GIULIO CESARE and Giulia in Handel’s ALESSANDRO SEVERO with George Petrou, Idamante in Mozart’s IDOMENEO, Farnace in MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO and Cecilio in LUCIO SILLA with Adam Fischer, Arbace in Handel’s CATONE with Carlo Ipata, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO with Jan Willem de Vriend, Mozart’s REQUIEM with Manfred Honeck and Handel’s MESSIAH with Philipp von Steinaecker as well as with Gustaf Sjökvist. DVD releases include Bradamante in Handel’s ALCINA with Marc Minkowski, Bradamante in Vivaldi’s ORLANDO FURIOSO with Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Daniel in Handel’s BELSHAZZAR with René Jacobs and Medea in Cavalli’s IL GIASONE with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.

March 2021

Vivaldi – JUDITHA TRIUMPHANS / Holofernes
Greek National Opera
Markellos Chryssicos, conductor

Haydn – STABAT MATER + SALVE REGINA
Basel, Aix-en-Provence, Zürich
René Jacobs, conductor / Basel Chamber Orchestra

Handel – AGRIPPINA / Ottone
Drottningholm Festival
Francesco Corti, conductor

Porpora, Handel, Caldara – ARIAS
Halle, Basel
Julia Schröder-Zihlmann, conductor / Basel Chamber Orchestra

Handel – BELSHAZZAR / Daniel
Vlaamse Opera
René Jacobs, conductor

Bach – CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
Sønderborg, Kolding, Løgum
Florian Helgath, conductor / South Denmark Philharmonic

 

March 2021

Mezzosopranen Kristina Hammarström er en regelmessig gjest ved en rekke av Europas mest prestisjefylte operahus som Teatro alla Scala i Milano, Staatsoper Wien, Opéra National Paris, Théâtre de La Monnaie Brussels, Dutch National Opera i Amsterdam, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Ópera Bilbao, Chicago Opera Theatre, Kungliga Operan i Stockholm, Den Norske Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Innsbrucker Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele og Drottningholms Festivalen i Stockholm.

Hun har høstet stor suksess i roller som Charlotte i WERTHER, Octavian i DER ROSENKAVALIER, Cherubino i LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Idamante i IDOMENEO, Farnace i MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO, Marguerite i Berlioz LA DAMNATION DE FAUST Arsace i Rossinis SEMIRAMIDE og et meget stort antall roller i barokkoperaer.

Hun er en meget etterspurt konsertsangerinne og hun opptrer jevnlig over hele Europa og i Asia. Hennes repertoar inkluderer Mahlers KINDERTOTENLIEDER, RÜCKERTLIEDER, LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN, DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN og DAS LIED VON DER ERDE, Berlioz LES NUITS D’ÉTÉ, Brahms ALT-RAPSODI, Elgars SEA PICTURES, Beethovens MISSA SOLEMNIS og SYMFONI NR. 9, Bernsteins SYMPHONY NO. 1 JEREMIAH og en lang rekke med messer og oratorier.

Hun har jobbet med dirigenter som Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Marin Alsop, Giancarlo Andretta, Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Biondi, Herbert Blomstedt, Frans Brüggen, Gianluca Capuano, William Christie, Jesús López Cobos, Alan Curtis, Thomas Dausgaard, Adam Fischer, Simon Gaudenz, Alan Gilbert, Emmanuelle Haim, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Manfred Honeck, René Jacobs, Bernard Labadie, Fabio Luisi, Alessandro De Marchi, Andrea Marcon, Paul McCreesh, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Moulds, John Nelson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, George Petrou, Christophe Rousset, Jean-Christophe Spinosi og Nathalie Stutzmann.

Hun medvirker på en rekke CD og DVD innspillinger. Hun har blant annet spilt inn Mozarts REQUIEM, Händels MESSIAS, Bachs JULEORATORIUM, tittelrollen i Händels GIULIO CESARE, Farnace i MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO, Cecilio i Mozarts LUCIO SILLA og Bradamante i Händels ALCINA.

Fremtidige oppgaver tar henne blant annet til Staatsoper Berlin hvor hun synger Caino i Scarlattis IL PRIMO OMICIDIO. Hun synger konserter i blant annet Stockholm, Zürich, Basel, Halle og Aix-en-Provence

September 2019