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Malin Byström

Soprano

Biography

Malin Byström in action.
Malin Bystrom in Guillaume Tell © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Swedish soprano Malin Byström made her Royal Opera debut in 2002 as Amalia (I masnadieri) and has since sung Marguerite (Faust), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Elettra (Idomeneo), Mathilde (Guillaume Tell), Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes) and Salome for The Royal Opera. In the 2019/20 Season she reprises the role of Donna Anna.

Byström studied at the University College of Opera, Stockholm. Selected engagements include Marguerite, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and the title role of Arabella for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Donna Anna at the Salzburg Festival, Salome for Dutch National Opera, the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Donna Elvira, the title role of Fedora and the title role of Jenufa for Royal Swedish Opera, Leonore (Fidelio) in Malmö, Jenufa for San Francisco Opera, Floria Tosca (Tosca) in Frankfurt and Countess Madeleine (Capriccio) for Teatro Real, Madrid. Opera concert performances include Mathilde under Antonio Pappano with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the BBC Proms.

Byström has performed throughout Sweden and Europe in concert, her repertory including Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 and Missa solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder and Sibelius’s Kullervo, with such conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Antonio Pappano, Lawrence Renes and Ralf Weikert.

Videos

News and features

Your Reaction: What did you think of Strauss's Salome 2018?

9 January 2018
Your Reaction: What did you think of Strauss's <em>Salome</em> 2018?

Audience responses and press reviews following the first night of this biblical opera.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014
BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

12 February 2014
Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Photos

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Michaela Schuster as Herodias, John Daszak as Herod and Malin Byström as Salome

Malin Bystrom in Guillaume Tell

Malin Bysrom in Guillaume Tell

John Osborn and Malin Bysrom in Guillaume Tell

Malin Byström as Elettra, Sophie Bevan as IIia, Franco Fagioli as Idamante and Matthew Polenzani as Idomeneo in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna and Daniel Behle as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Malin Byström as Salome

Michael Volle as Jokanaan and Malin Byström as Salome

Michael Volle as Jokanaan and Malin Byström as Salome

Malin Byström in Idomeneo, The Royal Opera

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo

John Osborn and Malin Bystrom in Guillaume Tell

Malin Bystrom in Guillaume Tell

Malin Bystrom in Guillaume Tell

Malin Bystrom in Guillaume Tell

Malin Bystrom and Nicolas Courjal in Guillaume Tell

Malin Byström in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Malin Byström as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni

Production photo of Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni and Malin Bystrom as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Malin Byström as Salome

John Daszak as Herod and Malin Byström as Salome

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo

Malin Byström as Elettra in Martin Kušej’s production of Idomeneo

John Osborn as Arnold and Malin Byström as Mathilde in Guillaume Tell, The Royal Opera

John Osborn as Arnold and Malin Byström as Mathilde in rehearsal for Guillaume Tell, The Royal Opera

Malin Byström as Mathilde in rehearsal for Guillaume Tell, The Royal Opera

Malin Byström as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni