Tove Dahlberg

Until recent years, the opera singer Tove Dahlberg has performed mainly outside of Sweden on stages in UK, France, Belgium, Italy and USA among other countries. Her repertoire includes roles such as Dorabella in Così fan tutte at Opéra National de Lyon in France (the production has been broadcast on Swedish national television as well as the French music tv channel Mezzo), Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande at Glyndebourne in England (a role for which he was given the Glyndebourne Promise Award) and the title role in the new commissioned opera Julie, based on Strindberg’s play, at La Monnaie in Brussels and the opera festival in Aix-en-Provence in France.

She has sung Handel’s Messiah with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and  Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Lincoln Center in New York (there is also a cd of the mass with Tove and the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston). She was one of the soloists in Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz, a BBC production awarded with an Emmy for Best Arts Production in 2005 (later released on DVD).

In the last years, Tove has worked mainly in Sweden. At Folkoperan in Stockholm she has appeared as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Sièbel in Faust and Valencienne in The Merry Widow. She was cast as Lisa-Stina, the daughter of Carl von Linné, in The Garden, a new production at the Drottningholm Court Theatre.

An interest for gender issues and norms and conventions within the arts has led Tove to the academic world. Along side her singing career, she is doing an artistic PhD in Musical Performance at Luleå University of Technology/Department of Art, Communication and Education in Piteå, Sweden, which means that her own singing is both the research method and the object. At the moment, she is investigating norms in opera performance.

In addition to her research and singing engagements, Tove also run her own projects. Next, she is arranging a workshop in dragking technique for singers and other performers, in collaboration with the Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film where she is chairman of the Singers’ Department