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Wilma Kvamme

The Swedish-Norwegian mezzo-soprano Wilma Kvamme is one of the five young soloists at Triple Rossini in December

The mezzo-soprano Wilma Kvamme grew up in Stockholm, but she has also roots in Norway. Her first opera experiences were when she in 2012 joined the children chorus in Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky at the Royal Swedish Opera (Kungliga Operan) in her home town. Later on she also sang in the children chorus in Turandot as well as in Otello – and further also as on of the Drei Knaben in The Magic Flute. In Stockholm she studied at Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser.

She has received several awards and scholarships, like scholarships from Tom Wilhelmsens Stiftelse (2022), Anders Sandrews Stiftelse (2022) and Lilla Lillierosstipendiet (2023).

She started on her bachelor in 2019 at The Norwegian Academy of Music (Norges Musikkøgskole) in Oslo, and after two years changed to Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (mdw) in Austria. Now she is in her last year of the bachelor, and she also plans to continue with a master at the same university.

Winter 2022 she made her role debut as Hänsel in Humperdinck's opera Hänsel und Gretel at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in Vienna, where she also will revisit this winter. Earlier in 2022 she also sang Zita in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in Berlin and the summer before (2021) Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro in Weimar.

This summer (2023) she attended Salzburger Festspiele with Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsoperchor in the operas Macbeth (Verdi), Falstaff (Verdi) and The Greek Passion (Martinů), and also at concerts with the condutor Riccardo Muti and Wiener Philharmoniker.

Wilma Kvamme was a participant at our Summer Academy Opera by the fjord in the first year (2021) as well as in 2022: In 2021 she sang Carmen in an excerpts from Bizet's opera, and also Octavian in the trio from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. In 2022 she sang Zerlina in the finale from act 2 from Don Giovanni, and she also played Gherardino in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini.

Published September 2023