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Born in Sweden, Malin Christensson studied at the Royal College of Music and at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. She was a BBC New Generation Artist.

In opera, her engagements have included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and in Santiago (Chile); Flower Maiden (Parsifal) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) and Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Glyndebourne Festival; Sophie (Werther) in Baden-Baden; Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea) at the Drottningholms Slottsteater and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) in Montpellier, at the Théâtre du Châtalet and at the Vienna Festival. Further engagements include Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Salzburg Festival and First Niece (Peter Grimes) at La Scala, Milan.

In concert, she has appeared in London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Vienna, Cologne, Stockholm and at the Lucerne and Daytona Festivals. Further engagements have included the London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Radio Orchestra with Daniel Harding; the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with René Jacobs and Gustav Leonhardt; Klangforum Wien and the Gävle Symfoni Orkester with Robin Ticciati; the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Stéphane Denève; the Northern Sinfonia with Labadie and the Orchestre de l’opéra national de Lyon with Bertrand de Billy.

Other engagements include ‘Carmina Burana’ with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

In recital she has appeared with Roger Vignoles at London’s Wigmore Hall the Innsbruck Festival, the Bath Mozart Festival and in Spain. She has also appeared at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and at the Wigmore Hall with Simon Lepper and she has performed Wolf’s ‘Italienisches Liederbuch’ at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Malcolm Martineau and in Santiago de Compostela with Roger Vignoles.

She has recorded Sophie (Werther) with the Orchestre de l’opéra national de Lyon and Bertrand de Billy alongside the Werther of Rolando Villazón and the Charlotte of Elena Garança, for Deutsche Grammophon. Her film credits include the role of Jenny Lind in Hans Christian Andersen’s life story, ‘Once upon a Time’ for Endemol.

She studies with Lillian Watson.

Roles in Scotland

Barbarina daugher of Antonio
Nozze di Figaro 2005
Zerlina a peasant girl
Don Giovanni 2010

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