The Swedish mezzo-soprano Karin Lovelius has become well known in her native Scandinavia and in mainland Europe for her intense interpretations of the dramatic mezzo-soprano repertoire. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Oper Leipzig, Semperoper Dresden, the Royal Opera House, Sweden, the Finnish National Opera, the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera. Recent and upcoming engagements include Kabanicha KAT’A KABANOVA at Komische Oper Berlin, Herodias SALOME at the Finnish National Opera and with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Undine LORTZING and Auntie PETER GRIMES with Oper Leipzig.
Ms. Lovelius is currently the leading dramatic mezzo-soprano at Oper Leipzig where her roles include Fricka and Erda DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, Die Amme DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Waltraute GOETTERDAMMERUNG, Gertrud HAENSEL UND GRETEL, Adelaide ARABELLA, Leokadja Begbick Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Baba the Turk THE RAKE’S PROGRESS, Klytaemnestra ELEKTRA, Judith BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, Jezibaba RUSALKA and Herodias SALOME.
Ms. Lovelius’ guest engagements have included Grimgerde DIE WALKUERE at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, The Duchess POWDER HER FACE at the Musica Nova Festival in Helsinki, Jezibaba (cover) RUSALKA at the Glyndebourne Festival, Mary DER FLIEGENDE HOLLAENDER at Opera Malmo and Marthe FAUST at Teatro Comunale di Bolzano. On the concert platform Ms. Lovelius has has worked with orchestras such as the Zagreb Philarmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra and has recorded art song for broadcasting companies such as The Swedish Radio and Bayerische Rundfunk with whom she premiered works by Gerd Kühr and Reine Jönsson.