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. Upcoming engagements include Grimgerde DIE WALKUERE at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.
Ms. Lovelius is currently the leading dramatic mezzo-soprano at Oper Leipzig where her roles include Fricka DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, Die Amme DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Waltraute GOTTERDAMMERUNG, Gertrud HAENSEL UND GRETEL, Adelaide ARABELLA,Leokadja Begbick AUFSTIEG UND FALL DER STADT MAHAGONNY, Baba the Turk THE RAKE’S PROGRESS, Klytaemnestra ELEKTRA, Judit BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, Jezibaba RUSALKA and Herodias SALOME.
Outside Leipzig, Ms. Lovelius’ engagements include The Duchess POWDER HER FACE at the Musica Nova Festival in Helsinki and Marthe FAUST at Il Teatro Comunale di Bolzano. On the concert platform Ms. Lovelius has has worked with orchestras such as The Gewandhaus 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.