Jens Persson is a young lyric baryton with a powerful and warm timbre. He studied at The Royal College of Music and took his master’s degree in spring 2013 at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. He appeared as Signor Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto at Drottningholms Slottsteater in the examination production.
Mr Persson has been employed at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm since 2014 where he has been especially highly regarded for the interpretation of the scamp Papageno in The Magic Flute. Other roles at the Royal Swedish Opera are Figaro in the revival of The Barber from Seville, Borov in a new production of Fedora (Umberto Giordano), Schaunard in La Bohème, Shepherd, Doctor in Pelléas et Mélisande, Elviro in Xerxes, Guglielmo Cecil in Maria Stuarda and Dancaïre in Carmen.
This season Jens will be making his debut as Dandino in La Cenerentola (Rossini), participate in the revival of Fedora, the revival of Jenufa and sing the Sacristan in Tosca.