Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 15, 2016

Folke Andersson (Tenor) ( 16 december 1892 i Eskilstuna - 16 juni 1988 i Hälleforsnäs)

He was a pupil of Thekla Hofer and Torsten Lennartsson in Stockholm. From 1919 to 1921 he studied singing at the opera class of the Royal Opera school in Stockholm. He made his debut in 1921 at the Stockholm Opera as count Almaviva in G. Rossini’s ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In  the 1922-1924  seasons he appeared at this opera house and then undertook tours as a concert singer. He travelled around Sweden, Finland, several times the USA (since 1926) and Soviet Union. During the 1930’s he performed at the Stora Theater in Gothenburg and at the Oscar Theater in Stockholm, where he distinguished himself as an operetta singer. At the same time he had a significant career with the Swedish broadcasting company. 

Chronology of some appearances

1921-1924 Stockholm Royal Opera
1930's Gothenburg Stora Theate/Stockholm Oscar Theater

1 comment:

  1. In later life, he was a singing teacher and one of his young pupils was Anni-Frid Lyngstad, whose early career was with Swing music, Jazz and Schlagers but would find worldwide success with Pop group, ABBA. She used her operatic training in a number of ABBA songs.