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Mathilda Bryngelsson

The award winning Swedish mezzo-soprano sings Fekluša in the opera Katya Kabanova here in Bergen this autumn.

The lyric mezzo-soprano Mathilda Bryngelsson was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. Growing up, she started out playing the flute, but in her early 20s, she turned her efforts toward singing opera. Bryngelsson received her bachelor's degree in Opera Performance from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 2019.

Between 2020 and 2022, she was a student at Malmö Opera Academy - a combined master’s program/young artist program at Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Opera. During this time, Mathilda sang La Suora Zelatrice in Suor Angelica on Malmö Operas main stage, as well as performing several roles in the tour productions of Det går an and Det stora oväsendet.

In 2019, Mathilda appeared as Medoro in a new adaptation of Handel's Orlando with Stockholm Royal Opera/Young at the Opera at Confidencen in Stockholm. In the same year, she also played Mercedes in Carmen with the Lyric Society of Gävleborg in Gävle, Sweden.

As one of the price winners of Schloss Rheinsberg Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb 2020, Mathilda performed the role of Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in December 2021.

Bryngelsson has also performed roles such as Cherubino and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, La Frugola in Il tabarro, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Konchakovna in Prince Igor.

She has been the recipient of many notable scholarships and awards, including The Swedish Royal Academy of Music’s national scholarships in 2019, 2020, and 2021, the first prize in the competition OVIS-rösten 2021, and the highly prestigious Giresta Scholarship from Anders Wall’s Foundation 2022.

Summer 2022 Bryngelsson was one of the singers in our summer academy Opera by the fjord, where she among others sang the role as La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

This summer (2023), she made her debut as Dido in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas at Österbybruk in Sweden.

Updated September 2023

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Running period: 10-10/11

Katya Kabanova

Shocking, wounding but rapturous and exultant, there is no opera quite like Katya Kabanova.

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