Swedish tenor Michael Weinius was educated as a baritone at the Opera school in Stockholm. In 1993 he made his professional debut as Guglielmo (Mozart’s „Così fan tutte“) and has since performed in the major Swedish opera houses. After transitioning from baritone to tenor in 2004 his repertoire includes Don Jose (Bizet „Carmen“), Sergej (Shostakovitch „Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk“), Peter Grimes (Britten), Riccardo (Verdi „Un ballo in maschera“), Herodes (Strauss „Salome“), Bacchus (Strauss „Ariadne auf Naxos“), Mao (Adams „Nixon in China“), Samson (Saint-Saens „Samson et Dalila“) and David in Sandströms world premiere of „Bathsheba“ amongst others. Michael Weinius focuses particularly on the dramatic tenor parts in Richard Wagner’s Oeuvre such as Lohengrin, Loge („Das Rheingold“), Siegmund („Die Walküre“), Siegfried („Siegfried“ and „Götterdämmerung“), Parsifal and Tristan (a role he should have had has his house debut at the Royal Opera Covent Garden in 2020 with).
His portrayals were highly acclaimed all over Europe including Geneva, Stockholm, Helsinki, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Berlin (Deutsche Oper), Vienna (State Opera) and Munich (Bavarian State Opera). With his debut as Eric in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman at the Opera de Bastille this season Weinius adds yet another dramatic tenor part.
Michael Weinius has been awarded many prizes including the first price in the 2008 Wagner Competition in Seattle, and in 2013 he was appointed Royal Court Singer by H.M. the King of Sweden.
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