Swedish tenor Michael Weinius, was trained at the Stockholm Music University. He made his professional baritone debut in 1993 and sang thereafter in major Swedish operatic venues.
He made his transition to tenor in 2004 and his repertoire now includes, among others, the roles of Don José (Carmen), Sergeï (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Peter Grimes, Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Herod (Salomé), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Mao (Nixon in China), Samson (Samson et Dalila) and David, in the world premiere of Sandströms’s Bathsheba.
Michael Weinius focused on the tenor dramatic roles in Wagner’s repertoire, including Lohengrin, Loge (Das Rheingold), Siegmund (Die Walküre), Siegfried (Siegfried and Götterdämmerung), Tristan (Tristan und Isolde) and Parsifal.
Michael Weinius has performed in many European opera houses such as the Paris Opera Bastille, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Grand Theatre de Geneve, Oper Leipzig, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Zurich Opera and Vienna Staatsoper. His Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut as Tristan was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last season, he made his role debut as Erik (The Flying Dutchman) at the Paris Opera, portrayed Siegfried in the Vienna Staatsoper and Tristan in Zurich. The 2022/23 season sees him as Bacchus at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Herod in Tokyo, Tristan in Los Angeles, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and Siegfried in Düsseldorf.
Weinius has won many prizes, including the Wagner Competition in Seattle in 2008, and was appointed Royal Court Singer in 2013.
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