Swedish mezzo-soprano Karin Lovelius has been a member of the Oper Leipzig ensemble since 2010, performing important Wagner and Strauss roles, such as Die Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Klytämnestra in Elektra, Fricka in Die Walküre and Das Rheingold, Waltraute and Erste Norne in Die Götterdämmerung, Herodias in Salome, Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Annina in Der Rosenkavalier and Kartenaufschlägerin as well as Adelaide in Arabella. Her repertoire also includes Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel, Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, Leokadja Begbick in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Gamekeeper's Wife in Jana?ek’s The cunning little vixen, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marthe in Faust, Mother in The Consul, Duchess in Thomas Adès’ Powder her face, a.o.
Her upcoming new roles in 2017/2018 are Judith in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Ježibaba in Rusalka, both in Leipzig.
During the Richard Strauss week 2017 in Leipzig, Karin Lovelius performed Amme and her first Herodias and sang the Strauss song Morgen in a festival concert. She has appeared as a guest at the Semperoper Dresden, Royal Swedish Opera, Finnish National Opera, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Gothenburg Opera. In 2018 she will debut at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Grimgerde.
As a concert singer she has worked with Gewandhaus Orchestra, Malmö Symphonic Orchestra and Bayerische Rundfunk, recorded art songs for the Swedish Radio and Bayerische Rundfunk and premiered new works from Gerd Kühr and Reine Jönsson.
Karin Lovelius graduated with a Master’s degree in Opera from the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, and has received coaching from Anne Sofie von Otter, Christa Ludwig and Jane Henschel.