Amelia Jakobsson, soprano

Biography

Amelia Jakobsson is a musician of rare gifts who has successfully transitioned her career from that of instrumentalist to that of singer. She is in the unique position of having won the Malmö Conservatory’s concerto competition twice, as both cellist and soprano. She later studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm and with Anna Larsson, Britta Johansson, Kerstin Meyer and Edda Moser.

Since establishing herself as a professional singer, Amelia has worked in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Algeria, Poland, Germany, the UK and the USA. She appeared as a soloist with the Malmö and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra della Toscana (Florence), Västerås Sinfonietta and the Lund Academic Orchestra on tour California.

In 2021 Amelia sang Miina Wagner in S. Storm's opera Im Treibhaus. She debuted with the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra (2019) and Jönköping Sinfonietta (2020) and sang in the world premiere of Fredrik Österling’s concert cantata Makten och Härligheten (Sara Danius) in 2020.

Amelia has appeared at the Algiers Opera, Vattnäs Konsertlada and Skåne Opera. She has collaborated with conductors Eva Ollikainen, Stefan Solyom, Patrik Ringborg, Tung-Chien Chuang, Fredrik Burstedt and Mats Rondin.

Her operatic roles have included Micaela in Carmen, Mrs Fitzpatrick in the Dags, Mother in Sen packar jag aldrig mer and the title role in the world premiere production of Coco Chanel and made her professional operatic debut as Ivona in the world premiere of Kärlekskriget.

Amelia’s concert repertoire includes Strauss’s Four Last Songs, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Poulenc’s Gloria, Requiems by Mozart, Verdi and Karl Jenkins, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Lars Erik Larsson’s Forklädd Gud and symphonies by Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakovich. Amelia is a multiple prizewinner, the recipient of the Lasse Löndahl Prize, the Torsten Tegstams Stipend, the Sparbanksstiftelsens Culture Prize for Music and OVIS Voice 2013.

She signed to Nordic Artists Management in 2019.

Calendar
Repertoire
OPERA REPERTOIRE

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/ Micaëla

Johan Blixt

DAGS/ Mrs. Fitzpatrick

Anonin Dvorak

RUSALKA/Rusalka

Zacharias Envall

SEN PACKAR JAG ALDRIG MER/ The Mother

Charles Gounod

FAUST/Marguerite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DON GIOVANNI/Donna Elvira
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/ Contessa

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Mimi
TURANDOT/Liu

Staffan Storm

IM TREIBHAUS/ Minna Wagner

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGENE ONEGIN/Tatjana

Various composers

COCO CHANEL/ Coco Chanel

Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO/Desdemona
LA TRAVIATA/Violetta

Paula af Malmborg Ward

KÄRLEKSKRIGET (LOVE WAR)/ Ivona
CONCERT /CHURCH REPERTOIRE

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Hector Berlioz

Les nuits d'été

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Karl Jenkins

Requiem

Lars-Erik Larsson

Förkladd Gud

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Rückert-Lieder

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem KV 626

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Francis Poulenc

Gloria

Arnold Schönberg

String Quartet no.2, Op. 10

Dmitry Shostakovich

Symphony no. 14

Richard Strauss

Vier letzte Lieder

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem

Richard Wagner

Wesendonk-Lieder
Review
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Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Vier Letzte Lieder, Februar 2020 - Jönköping Spira

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