Swedish mezzo-soprano Karin Lovelius made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2004. A member of the Oper Leipzig ensemble since 2010, she has appeared as a guest at the Semperoper Dresden, Royal Swedish Opera, Folksoperan Stockholm, Hessisches Staatstheater, Theater Bremen, Bozen Opera, Gothenburg Opera, Opera på Skäret Festival, Finnish National Opera and the Musica Nova Festival in Helsinki. Her recent guest appearances include Grimgerde at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and Waltraute / Zweite Norne in Odense Symphony Orchestra’s Ring des Nibelungen in 2018. Next season she will appear at Malmö Opera as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer.
Her passion is to portray opera’s most complex ladies such as Klytämnestra in Elektra, Die Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Herodias in Salome, Judith in Ritter Blaubart, Ježibaba in Rusalka. Her repertoire includes Fricka, Waltraute and Erste Norne in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Gertrude in Hänsel und Gretel, Marthe in Faust, Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Annina in Der Rosenkavalier, Kartenaufschlägerin and Adelaide in Arabella, Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, Duchess in Thomas Adès’ Powder her face, Gamekeeper’s wife in The Cunning little Vixen, Mother in The Consul, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucia in La Gazza Ladra and Leokadija Begbick in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.
Karin Lovelius has performed in concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Malmö Symphonic Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra a.o. and recorded art songs for broadcasting companies, such as the Swedish Radio and Bayerische Rundfunk. She has premiered new works from Gerd Kühr and Reine Jönsson.
She graduated with a Master’s degree in Opera from the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, and has received coaching from Jane Henschel, Christa Ludwig und Anne Sofie von Otter.