Josefine Andersson /Mezzo-Soprano
Swedish mezzo soprano Josefine Andersson was a student at the Copenhagen Opera Academy between 2009 to 2012 where her teacher was Kirsten Buhl Möller. Prior to her admission there, she conducted preparatory studies at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and at various music schools in her native Sweden. In addition, she has taken part in masterclasses with Mirella Freni, Diana Montague, Dorothy Irving, Martin Isepp, Mikael Eliasen, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Felicity Palmer, Helmut Deutsch a.o.
Only in her first term at the Opera Academy, she was cast as Dryade in Royal Danish Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos in 2009 and the year after she was engaged to sing Kunstgewerblerin in Lulu.
Her next assignment with the Royal Danish Opera was Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in spring 2011. In the past few years as a student at the Opera Academy she has been given the opportunity to work with prominent artists, such as conductors Freidemann Layer, Michael Boder, Marc Soustrot and Alexander Shelley and directors Robert Carsen, Stefan Herheim and Olivier Py.
Josephine was selected to take part in the 14th Académie européenne de musique taking place in summer 2011 under the auspices of the opera festival in Aix-en-Provence after that she sang her first Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Øresundsoperan on tour in Sweden and Denmark.
Josefine Andersson is an accomplished performer of lieder and songs and is steadily building an impressive concert repertoire. In November 2012 she was one of the soloists in Gävle Symphony Orchestra, performing the soprano II solo in Mozart's C-minor mass.
Josefine Andersson has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships from a.o. the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and the The Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.
2002-2004/Birkagårdens Folk high school/Classical singning
2004-2005/Vadstena Folk high school/Classical singning
2005-2006/Linköpings university/Chamber music
2006-2009/The Royal Danish Music Academy/Bachelor in classical singing
2009-2012/Opera Academy in Copenhagen/Master Diploma
Rolls on Stage:
2009/Dido/Dido & Aeneas/Early Musci festival in Malmö/Peter Spissky
2009/Dryade/Ariadne aus Naxos/Copenhagens Opera/Freidmann Layer/Robert Carlsen
2010/Mére Marie/Les Dialogue des Carmelites/Opera academy/Mark Soustro/Ebbe Kuntsen
2010/Kunstgewerblerin (Lulu)/Copenhagen Opera/Michael Boder/Stefan Herheim
2011/Stephano/Roméo et Juliette/Copenhagen Opera/Alexander Schelley/Oliver Py
2011-12/Cenerentola/Cenerentola/Öresunds Opera/Madeleine Sjöstrand/Lars Knutzon
2012/Sesto/Julius Ceasar/Folkopera in Stockholm/Joakim Unander/Cisco Aznar
2013/Hermia/Midsumer nights dream/Läckö castel summer opera/Simon Phipps/Åsa Melldahl
Roles in process:
Cherubino, Despina, Dorabella, Idamante (Idomeneo), Sesto (La clemenza di tito), Hans (Hänsel und Gretel), Octavian (Die Rosenkavalier), Nancy (Albert Herring), Romeo (Bellini), Rosina, Melisande.
2010 Alto soloist at the Christmas oratory in Copenhagen.
2011 Opera concert in La Scala's foyer with the opera academy.
2011 Nordic romance concert at Tivoli's concert hall in Copenhagen.
2012 Soprano II soloist in Mozart's c-minor mass with Gävle symphonic orchestra.
2013 Alto soloist in Rossini's Petit messe Solennelle at Aalborg opera festival.
Festival Aix-en-Provence Académie Européenne de Musique with Mozart and Handel music. Theachers: Susanna Eken singing professor, Richard Brunel director, Louise Langre conductor, Nicoalu de Figueiredo harpsichordist/vocal coach, Emmanuel Olivier pianist/vocal coach, Bertrand Halary pianist/vocal coach.
Mirella Freni, Diana Montague, Martin Isepp, Malcom Walker, Mikael Eliasen, Felicity Palmer, Helmut Deutch, Hans Peter Blockwits, Fiona Macsherry and Russell Smythe.