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Ingrid Tobiasson (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: February 2, 1951 - Stockholm, Sweden

Ingrid Tobiasson (born: Ingrid Margareta Tobiasson) is a Swedish opera singer. Her first steps in working life were at her father's hard plastics factory where she practised with the manufacture of wait-buttons for crossing. Since she trained as a rhythm teacher and acted as such for a decade. She also made a period as a social worker. She also played oboe in an orchestra and sand in the famous Adolf Fredrik Bach Choir before she came, at the encouragement of her singing teacher, to the Opera School in 1981.

Ingrid Tobiasson made her debut as opera singer in 1986 at the Folkoperan (People's Opera) in what would be her prime role - Amneris in Aida. She also participated in Claes Fellbom's famous movie version of Aida in 1987. Besides the Folkoperan she had also appeared as a freelance singer at Norrland Opera, Malmö City Theater, Drottningholm Theater and several other stages, before she got a permanent engagement at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1988. Among her roles: Elisabetta in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Filipjevna in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Over the years, Ingrid Tobiasson has had numerous engagements and guest performances throughout Europe as a dramatic mezzo-soprano, and she is also celebrated at least as much for her Lieder recitals. She was awarded the Jussi Björling Scholarship in 2001. In 2006 she retired from her employment at the Royal Opera, and became a freelance opera singer.

Her filmography includes: the TV drama Backanterna (1993), Aida (1987), Möten i skymningen (Meetings at dusk, 1957).

Source: Swedish Wikipedia Website & HD Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

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Ingrid Tobiasson (Wikipedia) [Swedish]

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