Matilda Paulsson

Matilda Paulsson

The Swedish mezzo-soprano Matilda Paulsson has this autumn been a guest at Folkoperan in Stockholm where she has sung Eboli in Don Carlo. Matilda will this spring sing Grimgerde in Die Walküre at the Royal Danish Opera. Last season Matilda appeared as Meg Page in Falstaff at the Malmö Opera. The season 2019-2020 Matilda sung the role of Siegrune, as well as covered for Fricka, in Die Walküre at the Göteborg Opera. Matilda also appeared at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm as Paquette in Bernstein’s Candide.

Matilda Paulsson has the recent seasons appeared as The Komponist and Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Göteborg Opera and the role of Mallika in Lakmé at the Malmö Opera. In 2018 Matilda was a guest at Opera på Skäret in Sweden, where she sung her first Eboli in Don Carlo. Matilda has appeared as Gold-Spur, the Fox in Janácek’s The cunning little vixen at the Norrland Opera in Sweden and she has sung the Librettist in the contemporary The Rococo Machine at the Drottningholm Court Theatre. At the Göteborg Opera Matilda has previously sung Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Die Vertraute and Dritte Magd in Elektra. Matilda has sung Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Wermland Opera, Alcina in Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso in Bremen and Meg Page in Falstaff with the Läckö Castle Opera.

At the Royal Swedish Opera, Matilda has appeared as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Arsamene in Serse, Cherubino and in the title role of Carmen, a role she also has performed at the Finnish National Opera and at Opera på Skäret. She has sung the Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos (Robert Carsen’s production) and Fenena in Nabucco at the Royal Danish Theatre. At the Drottningholm Court Theatre Matilda has appeared as Amastre in Serse and Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea. She has sung Erica in the Scandinavian premiere of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa at the Malmo Opera and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Teater Hedeland, Denmark. She has been engaged at Staatsoper Hannover, Theater Kiel, Den Ny Opera (Denmark) and the Finnish National Opera. Her roles at Folkoperan, Stockholm, have included Mary in Der fliegende Holländer and Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte.

On the concert platform Matilda Paulsson has worked with conductors such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding, Arnold Östman, Alan Buribayev and others in venues like the Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square, the Berwald Hall, Gothenburg Concert Hall and the Suginami Kokodai Recital Hall in Tokyo. She has appeared with Solti's World Orchestra for Peace at The Solti Centennial Concert in New York's Carnegie Hall and Chicago Symphony Hall. She has also sung Grimgerde in concert performances of Die Walküre with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.

Matilda Paulsson released her first solo CD, Junge Liebe (Caprice), in 2009, where she performs a selection of lieder accompanied by Bengt-Åke Lundin. Their second CD, Der Ton (Sterling), includes songs by Joseph Marx.

Matilda Paulsson studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She has been granted numerous scholarships and awards such as the Louisa Banerjei Prize for Singing, the Paton Award, N&E Scholarship and scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.