Leif Aruhn-Solén

At home in both opera and oratorio, Leif Aruhn-Solén has a particular interest in music from the early Baroque period through Mozart. He has sung in Monteverdi’s L’ORFEO and L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA, Purcell’s DIDO AND AENEAS, Rameau’s LES PALADINS, and Mozart’s ZAIDE. Recent engagements have also included Don Ramiro in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and at Potsdamer Winteroper, Gluck’s DIE PILGER VON MEKKA at Salzburger Landestheater, Rousseau’s LE DEVIN DU VILLAGE at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Gassmann’s L’OPERA SERIA at the Drottningholm Theatre, the world premiere of Thomas Lindahl’s KARLSSON ON THE ROOF at Malmö Opera, and the role Rinaldo ARMIDA with Pingchut Opera, Sydney, Australia.

In the spring of 2013, he received great acclaim for his debut at Opera Queensland in Brisbane in the role of the Evangelist in a staged version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. On the concert stage he has performed both as the evangelist and the tenor soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions and Christmas OratorioOther often performed tenor solos have included Bach’s Mass in B minorHandel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.

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