söndag 4 september 2016

GÖSTA WINBERGH (1943-2002), tenor

Svenska Dagbladets operapris (1985), Hovsångare (1988). Litteris et Artibus (1993), Ledamot nr 894 av Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien (1994), Jussi Björlingstipendiet (1994)
Kammarsångare (2002)

Erik (Den flygande holländaren)
(Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
Siegmund (Walkyrian)
Walther von Stolzing (Mästersångarna i Nürnberg)
David (Mästersångarna i Nürnberg)
Tristan (Tristan och Isolde)
Parsifal (Parsifal)


Tim Ashley: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Gustafson/ Winbergh/ Tomlinson/ Allen/ Royal Opera Chorus and Orch/ Haitink (The Guardian)

Ewan McCormick: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Gustafson/ Winbergh/ Tomlinson/ Allen/ Royal Opera Chorus and Orch/ Haitink (MusicWeb)

Horace Engdahl: Aldrig är Wagner närmare himlen än i ”Lohengrin” (DN.kultur)

Göran Forsling: Great Swedish Singers series on (MusicWeg)
The sixth singer here, Gösta Winbergh, belonged to a later generation than the others and tragically died all too early while still at the top of his trade. He started as a quite lyrical singer, much sought after as a Mozart interpreter of exceptional elegance. During the 1990s he moved over to heavier fields, adding Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing, Parsifal, Tristan and Siegmund, roles that are not represented here. There is however a Sony disc where we get central parts from Lohengrin and Meistersinger. Here we hear him, besides three excerpts from his 1971 debut as Rodolfo in Gothenburg, in Mozart, some French repertoire and a duet from Nielsen’s Maskarade, an opera in which I admired him very much. Also there are two scenes from the aforementioned Meistersinger, where he was a lively and eager David. At the time, Leif Aare wrote prophetically in Dagens Nyheter that in ten years time he will be a great Walther. Considering Winbergh’s very lyrical voice in 1977, I much doubted this prophecy, but Aare was right and few tenors of the day, Heppner and Domingo apart, could challenge him. In due time I hope Bluebell will be able to produce a disc with the "mature" Winbergh. As it is we have him here as the very fine lyrical tenor from which he started.

Fredrik Rundkvist: Operasångaren Gösta Winbergh död (Aftonbladet)

Andra länkar:


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

fredag 29 juli 2016


Uppsala kommuns kulturstipendium 2010
Folkoperans vänners soliststipendium 2010
Birgit Nilsson stipendiet 2012
Den Nordiska Första S:t Johannislogen Jubelfond 2012
Operavännernas Brodin stipendium 2013
Operans solisters Set Svanholm stipendium 2014
Tidskriften OPERAs Operapris 2014


Nuvarande: Tannhäuser, Lohengrin
2016-2017: Siegfried, Götterdämmerung




Göteborgs Posten: John Lundgren: Det blir blixtar och dunder (Hanna Tornbrant)

söndag 10 april 2016


1988 – Svenska Dagbladets operapris
1994 – Hovsångare


Irene (Rienzi) Elsa (Lohengrin) Sieglinde (Valkyrian) Isolde (Tristan och Isolde) Erda (Siegfried)


Om Siv Wennberg: Richard Wagner Tristan & Isolde (WYASTONE) - A Great Primadonna Volume 2:
The performance in Linköping and Stockholm in October 1988 gave rise to splendid reviews in the press, Svenska Dagbladet headlined "Siv Wennberg radiant Isolde" and the critic Carl-Gunnar Åhlén wrote "Her name is far from unknown, but all the same the event can be regarded as a second debut, and in addition a world sensation, the soprano Siv Wennberg on Wednesday evening in Linköping Concert Hall." (...)
Other newspapers like Expressen and Dagens Nyheter described how she impressed with her complete command in the more dramatic parts and beautiful in its higher register. The Stockholm concert was recorded and is now at last issued on disc, 26 years later .

”Tristan och Isolde” från 1988, med Norrköpings symfoniorkester, en imponerande prestation som gav henne Svenska Dagbladets operapris (SvD).


Siv Wennberg: ”Jag borde vara en ikon för feminismen idag” (SVT Nyheter)


Elsa (Lohengrin)
Irene (Rienzi)

söndag 3 april 2016



Amongst the performers that took part at the Götterdämmerung premiere at the Liceu the great highlight was the immense, anthological and unforgettable Brünnhilde by Iréne Theorin. Voice, power, dramatic engagement and understanding of the character put the Swedish soprano in a place to be considered one of the best Brünnhilde in the world, if not the best. Her final scene will remain in the memory of all for many years to come.