London-based light lyric Swedish soprano Karin Thyselius, born in Stockholm, has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in solo vocal performance from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She studies with Ryland Davies.
During autumn 2007, Karin made her critically acclaimed Scottish Opera debut as Berta in their production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia directed by Sir Thomas Allen and conducted by Sergio La Stella. (Read her reviews here.) She was also featured performer in Scottish Opera’s Aria Adventures at Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival in September 2007. Also in autumn 2007 she gave a recital for The London Song Festival.
During the summer of 2012, Karin sang the role of Berta again, this time for Opera Brava, and she is delighted to be singing Musetta in La Boheme for The New London Opera Players during 2013.
She has performed throughout the United Kingdom in works such as the Brahms Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Mozart C minor Mass (in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge), Poulenc Gloria, Vivaldi Gloria, and in recital with Eugene Asti. Around Europe her performances have included Schubert Masses in A flat and B flat (The Netherlands), recitals with Tobias Krampen and Alice Turner – both broadcast on Dutch National Radio, and recitals and oratorio performances in her native Sweden.
In 2004 Karin was a finalist in the Robert Schumann International Singing Competition in Germany, and prior to that had successes in the Schubert Lieder Competition and the Susan Longfield Competition at the GSMD, and was awarded third prize in the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform 2002.
Karin’s roles in opera have included Despina (Così fan tutte), First Boy and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Virtù (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), and Frasquita (Carmen). She has sung with Diva Opera, Grange Park Opera and Clonter Opera.