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Almgren, Mats - bass

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Almgren, Matsbass
Almgren, Matsbass
Almgren, Matsbass
Almgren, Matsbass

Biography

Swedish bass Mats Almgren begins the 2017/18 season with appearances at Göteborg Opera as Simone Gianni Schicchi followed by Pimen Boris Godunov. He travels to UK to appear at Grange Park Opera as Friar Laurence in Roméo et Juliette.
 
His upcoming engagements in 2018/19 include premieres of  Le nozze di Figaro at Royal Danish Opera and Göteborg Opera, also premieres of Le Nozze, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre are awaitening him at Göteborg Opera.
 
Mats has been a soloist at Göteborg Opera since 1998, when he joined the company’s permanent ensemble. Roles in which he has appeared among others durin his tenure include Claggart Billy Budd, Basilio Il Berbiere di Siviglia¸ König Marke Tristan and Isolde, Timur Turandot, Boris Ismailov Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Hunding Die Walküre, Pimen Boris Godunov, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Grand Inquisitor Don Carlos, Sarastro The Magic Flute, Javert Les Miserables, Ramfis Aida, Arkel Pelléas and Mélisande, Guardiano La Forza del Destino, Gurnemanz Parsifal and Sparafucile Rigoletto.
 
Recent highlights among his international guest appearances include his highly-lauded performances as Fafner and Hagen in Opera North’s Der Ring des Nibelungen presented on tour in six cycles under the baton of Richard Farnes throughout the UK’s premier venues. Following quickly on this success, Mats appeared in concert at Grange Park Opera in the role of King Marke Tristan und Isolde garnering outstanding reviews.
 
Other Ring cycles in which the artist has appeared include those of Scottish Opera, with an Edinburgh Festival appearance, and Canadian Opera Company (Hagen), and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra where he sang Hunding Die Walkure with Nina Stemme as Sieglinde under the baton of Kent Nagano; and Hagen in Graham Vick’s new Götterdammerung at Teatro Massimo Palermo.
 
A graduate of the Göteborg Conservatory of Music, Mr. Almgren is regulary a guest artist at the highest level, singing Sarastro Die Zauberflöte at Drottningholm Court Theatre and Sparafucile Rigoletto at Norwegian National Opera; Rocco Fidelio and Daland Der fliegende Holländer at Canadian Opera Company; Don Toribio Love and other Demons at Glyndebourne Festival.
 
Mr. Almgren’s concert work includes the bass parts across the standard vocal symphonic repertoire, and he has sung with such notable conductors as Vladimir Jurowsky, Christian Badea, Richard Bradshaw, Marc Albrecht, Francesco Croti, Maurizio Barbacini, Emmanual Joel, Richard Armstrong, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Tobias Ringborg, Pietro Rizzo, Antonello Allemandi, Jan Latham-Koenig, Stefan Lano, Patrik Ringborg and Johannes Debus.