Joa Helgesson

Joa Helgesson

Baritone
Bio: Swedish baritone Joa Helgesson, born 1981, grew up in Blackeberg, Stockholm. After graduating from the University College of Opera in Stockholm, Joa has worked in Switzerland (Opernhaus Zürich, Tonhalle Zürich, Gare du Nord Basel, Theater Chur and Stadthaus Winterthur), Sweden (Gothenburg Opera, Drottningholm Court Theatre, Berwaldhallen/Swedish Radio, Stockholm Concert Hall, Helsingborg Concert Hall, Royal Opera of Stockholm, Ystadoperan, Dala-Floda Operafestival), China (Beijing Modern Music Festival), Norway (Ultima Festival Oslo/Oslo Opera House), Germany (Berliner Philharmonie, Oper Halle, Theater Trier, Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, Theater Pforzheim, Kammeroper Konstanz), Iceland (Reykjavik Arts Festival), Finnland (Alandica, YLE), Montenegro (Operosa Festival) and the U.K. (Garsington Opera, Etchingham Arts Festival). Roles performed on stage include Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini, Escamillo, Papageno, Alfio, Sharpless, Marcello, Belcore, Dulcamara, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Silvio, Grand Prêtre (Samson et Dalila), Falke (Fledermaus), Donald (Billy Budd), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia), Bill (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Emperor of China (The Nightingale), Lackey (The Nose) and Schaunard. As a soloist, Joa has sung Britten's War Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Bach's Christmas Oratory, S:t John's and S:t Matthew's Passions, Brahm's, Mozart's, Biber's and Faurés Requiem, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Nielsen's 3rd Symphony and Mozart's C-Minor Mass. In the contemporary field, Joa performed world premiers of Edward Rushton, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Malin Hülphers, Anno Schreier, Moto Osada, Jin Weiwei, Jin Zhuosheng and Nikolo Kotzev and interpreted works of Wolfgang Rihm, Kaija Saariaho, Daniel Bjarnason, James MacMillan and André Previn. He has been the cover of Thomas Hampson and Peter Mattei. Mr. Helgesson also studied acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
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Bio: Swedish baritone Joa Helgesson, born 1981, grew up in Blackeberg, Stockholm. After graduating from the University College of Opera in Stockholm, Joa has worked in Switzerland (Opernhaus Zürich, Tonhalle Zürich, Gare du Nord Basel, Theater Chur and Stadthaus Winterthur), Sweden (Gothenburg Opera, Drottningholm Court Theatre, Berwaldhallen/Swedish Radio, Stockholm Concert Hall, Helsingborg Concert Hall, Royal Opera of Stockholm, Ystadoperan, Dala-Floda Operafestival), China (Beijing Modern Music Festival), Norway (Ultima Festival Oslo/Oslo Opera House), Germany (Berliner Philharmonie, Oper Halle, Theater Trier, Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, Theater Pforzheim, Kammeroper Konstanz), Iceland (Reykjavik Arts Festival), Finnland (Alandica, YLE), Montenegro (Operosa Festival) and the U.K. (Garsington Opera, Etchingham Arts Festival). Roles performed on stage include Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini, Escamillo, Papageno, Alfio, Sharpless, Marcello, Belcore, Dulcamara, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Silvio, Grand Prêtre (Samson et Dalila), Falke (Fledermaus), Donald (Billy Budd), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia), Bill (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Emperor of China (The Nightingale), Lackey (The Nose) and Schaunard. As a soloist, Joa has sung Britten's War Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Bach's Christmas Oratory, S:t John's and S:t Matthew's Passions, Brahm's, Mozart's, Biber's and Faurés Requiem, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Nielsen's 3rd Symphony and Mozart's C-Minor Mass. In the contemporary field, Joa performed world premiers of Edward Rushton, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Malin Hülphers, Anno Schreier, Moto Osada, Jin Weiwei, Jin Zhuosheng and Nikolo Kotzev and interpreted works of Wolfgang Rihm, Kaija Saariaho, Daniel Bjarnason, James MacMillan and André Previn. He has been the cover of Thomas Hampson and Peter Mattei. Mr. Helgesson also studied acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
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Britten
A Midsummer Night's DreamDemetrius2
Billy BuddBilly Budd1
Donald1
Donizetti
Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton2

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Joa Helgesson
Joa Helgesson
Baritone
Full name: Joa Helgesson

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