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Name: Johan Rydh
Skills: Singer, Soloist
Phone: +46 70 9496540
Address: Risvagen 35, Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden
Links: Website     E-mail
Johan Rydh , baritone, was born in 1967 in Järfälla , Sweden . He studied as a young boy at Adolf Fredrik School of Music and made his debut as a boy soprano at The Stockholm Opera House in Carmen . He went on to study at the Stockholm Music High School and "Opera Studio 67" and graduated from Gothenburg Opera University in 1995. Immediately after graduation, he appeared at the Gothenburg Opera House in the main role of Hans in Äppelkriget (The Apple War), a new Swedish Opera by Lars Johan Werle . In 1996 and 1997, he played Morales and Escamillo in Carmen and in the summer of 1998 appeared in the same performance in Dalhalla. In 1996 and 1997, he also played the Sacristan in Tosca. In 1998, he performed with the Värmland Opera Company at the Music Theatre of Värmland in the main role of The Man in Bortbytingen (The Changeling) an opera written by Staffan Mossenmark, based on a novel by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf. In 1998, Johan Rydh was again engaged by the Gothenburg Opera House in Skåpet. (The Cupboard). In November- December 1998 as well as in august 1999 he performed the role of Silvios in Pajazzo, in Lund . He played during the spring season 1999 Count Horn in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Music Theatre of Värmland. He was back at the Gothenburg Opera House in spring 2000, singing the role of Dancaires - leader of the smugglers - in Carmen . In July 2000, he sang the role of The Constable (‘Marsken’) in the Vadstena Academy production of the Swedish romantic opera Duke Magnus and the Mermaid (‘ Hertig Magnus och sjöjungfrun’) by Ivar Hallström . In January 2001, he played Polyphéme in " Nya Utomjordiskas " performance of Acis and Galathée in Gothenburg and in February, he sang the role of Ernesto in Bellini ’s Il Pirata at the Vasa Theatre in Stockholm . In August 2001, he played the title role of Don Giovanni in Fredensborg Denmark . In September to December 2001, he appeared as Harry at Folkoperan, Stockholm in a new Swedish opera by Sven-David Sandström based on Holbergs Jeppe . In 2002, he stayed with Folkoperan singing Wotan in Wagner ’s Das Rheingold , Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte by Mozart . He started the 2003 season at Folkoperan playing Enrico when the house reopened this very successful performance. He was engaged by Folkoperan as Count Horn in Un Ballo in Maschera in the summer 2003. In the autumn 2003, he continued at Folkoperan playing the role of Sacristan in Tosca. He made his debut as Scarpia in October 2003 and in 2004 he was awarded the prize of the Folkoperan Friends for his interpretation of Scarpia. In februari 2005 he sang Achilla in Giulio Cesare in Egitto at Den Norske Opera in Oslo . In september - november he was back at Folkoperan singing Capulet in Romeo and Julia by Gounod . He was then in 2006 engaged at Staatsoper Stuttgart singing The High Priest/Thanatos in Glucks Alceste , Count Almaviva in Figaro´s Wedding and Eol in the world premiere of JM Kraus Aenas in Carthago. At the end of the year and in the beginning of 2007 he sang the title role in Verdi ’s Rigoletto. In November 2007 he will return to Oslo singing Achilla in Giulio Cesare in Egitto. He has performed Marcel in La Bohème, Almaviva in Figaro's Wedding, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia and Hercules in the Werle opera by that name. At the Ystad Opera House, he has performed as Quinault in Adriana Lecouvreur , Der Mann in Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen and Tartaglia in The Masks Johan Rydh often appears as a soloist in such works as Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach´s Weinachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) and Johannes Passion, Lars-Erik Larsson's Förklädd Gud and Haydn's The Seasons. He has also sung in Järnets Förbannelse by Tormis and Barfotasånger by Allan Petterson . Johan Rydh is an appreciated romance singer and sings Schumann (Dichterliebe), Brahms and Schubert as well as classical Swedish songs



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