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Karl-Magnus Frediksson (Baritone)

Born: 1968 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish baritone, Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, was educated at the Royal Opera High School in Stockholm where he studied with Professor and Royal Court Singer Erik Saedén, graduating in 1991. He has also studied with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson:is a Lieder, Oratorio and Opera Singer since 1991. In 1995 he made his debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, and since 1998 has worked with this opera house, where his roles include Figaro in Barbier di Sevilla, Marcello in La Bohème, Papageno in Magic Flute, The Unknown in Gefors' Christina, Fritz in Die Tote Stadt, the title role in Eugene Onegin, Count Luna in Il Trovatore, Germont in La Traviata and Absalom in Bathsheba. In Sweden he has also sung roles as the title-role in Le Nozze di Figaro at Uppsala Theater, and Mr. Ford in The merry wives of Windsor, Morales in Carmen, Nardo in La finta giardinera. His guest appearances include the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson is an often engaged recital and orchestral soloist, and has performed in several of the major concert.halls in Europe,.a.o can be mentioned Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, La Monnaie, Konzerthaus Wien, Helsinki and Stockholm Opera. Throughout the years he has become a well-known guest at festivals in Nordic and European countries. He has performed with many of the foremost conductors and orchestras in Europe and the Nordic countries. His lengthy collaboration with conductors Eric Ericson and Gustaf Sjökvist has resulted in recordings and concerts of many of the orchestral songs and Oratorio in the baritone repertoire. He has also collaborated with such conductors as Andrew Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Jesús López-Cobos, Mats Liljefors, Frans Brüggen, and Neeme Järvi. In 1996 he sang Sibelius’ Kullervo with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra. To this a recording for BMG was added. During his career he has explored a wide repertoire ranging from Oratorio, orchestral songs (most notably those by Gustav Mahler), to Nordic and German Lieder. During 2011-2012 season he will be collaborating with the Helsingborg Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performing amongst other things the songs of Allan Pettersson. He also creates concert programmes where Folk Song and Lieder meet.

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson has recorded for Chandos, Naxos, VanGuard Classics, DG, Finlandia. He has made 30 or so CD recordings from Oratorio and Opera to Folk Songs and Lieder. He has taken part in recordings of contemporary music and previously un-recorded material. In 2011 a recording of Stenhammar with Gävleborgs Symphony Orchestra was released as was a selection of Hymns and Ballads under the title "Ögonblick och Evighet" (Present and Eternity"). He has been responsible for the photographic layout and design of several of his own recordings. He has also appeared several times in Nordic radio and television broadcasts.

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson is today much in demand as a teacher, giving master- classes in technique and interpretation at a high level and also privately. He also works as a photographer and composer.

Source: Karl-Magnus Frediksson Website; The Artist (March 2012)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2001, Maech 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Peter Dijkstra


BWV 244 [3rd, 2013, Jesus]

Eric Ericson


BWV 244

Links to other Sites

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, baryton (Official Website) [Swedish/English]


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