The Swedish mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt, a popular member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt for many years, has been working freelance since the 2016/17 season. Recent roles in Frankfurt were Octavian (role debut) in Der Rosenkavalier, the Fox in a new production of Das schlaue Füchslein/The Cunning Little Vixen and Wellgunde / Waltraute (Wagner's Ring - available on CD & DVD – OehmsClassics). Other roles for the company, many of them in new productions, included Meg Page (Falstaff), The Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Vlasta (Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger), Idamante (Idomeneo), Merope (Enescu's Oedipe), Miranda (The Tempest) and the title role in Handel's Teseo. Other recent engagements have included Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, where she returns this season for Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), a role she sang when she made her debut in the USA with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen, which was voted »Best Concert of 2015«, the Smith's Young Wife (Sallinen's Kullervo in Savonlinna, Olga (Eugen Onegin) at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, Annio (La clemenza di Tito) at the Theater an der Wien, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and the Verd Requiem in the Philharmonie in Cologne. She recently sang in Luigi Nono's Il canto sospeso at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg, the Philharmonie in Berlin and at the »Cresc… Biennale for Modern Music Frankfurt Rhein Main« conducted by Peter Rundel, which was followed by a New Year's Concert with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and a concert of music by Bernstein with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin. Jenny Carlstedt has been nominated for the 2017 Nordic Council Music Prize.
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