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Good Company Artist Management has in a short time become one of the most well known artists managements in Scandinavia. Our ambition is to offer our artists support and guidance in their artistic development and to build strong careers for young talents as well as to take good care of already renowned artists. Our staff’s different skills and experiences in combination with strong personal dedication are put at the service of each artist.

We also aim to be a professional partner for promoters all over the world and value the collaboration on a daily basis with orchestras, venues, festivals and other partners in the industry. Our competence and responsiveness to differences between local markets combined with knowledge about the importance of marketing and promotion makes us a flexible and reliable partner.

Katarina Dalayman

Maria Dalayman, Managing Director, runs the daily operation of the company and is responsible for overall contacts with promoters and artists. She is originally a communications strategist and project manager and has been in the PR and advertising business since the 1980’s. Maria has also a legal education and is used to negotiating and closing deals.

Together with Katarina Dalayman and Thomas Sunnegårdh Maria founded Good Company Artists in the 2006/2007 season and has since devoted all her time to bringing singers, conductors, directors and musicians to the international arena. One of her highly appreciated initiatives is the founding of Scandinavian Opera Auditions, an event where singers from four different agencies is presented to promoters from all around the world during two days in any of Scandinavia’s largest cities. maria@goodcompany.se

Our ambition is to offer our artists support and guidance in their artistic development and to build strong careers for young talents as well as to take good care of already renowned artists.

Angelica Walander, Economy Manager, is responsible for the company’s financial  work. She assists the executive management of the company in questions that concern long term development and also handles financial every-day issues. Ms Walander holds a BA in Business management from London South Bank University/Företagsekonomiska Institutet, a graduation from IHM Business School Stockholm; sales, marketing, economy and project leading B2B and has studied accounting at Företagsekonomiska Institutet Stockholm.  angelica@goodcompany.se

Katarina Dalayman, Artistic Advisor, is a world famous opera singer. Since her debut at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm 1991, singing Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre, she has been engaged in all major venues of the world such as Metropolitan Opera, Wien Staatsoper, Opéra Bastille in Paris, La Scala, Aix-en-Provence, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Staatsoper in Berlin and many other. Katarina mainly sings dramatic roles and has a strong feeling and love for all the characters in the world of Wagner.

Looking ahead to the next phase in her career, Katarina Dalayman’s repertoire is now focused on new roles, having recently appeared as Herodias (Salome) for Royal Swedish Opera, Foreign Princess (Rusalka) at The Metropolitan Opera, and this season she makes role debuts as Klytämnestra (Elektra), Amneris (Aida), and Kostelnička (Jenůfa), all for Royal Swedish Opera.

As an artistic advisor in Good Company she brings the experience of having worked at all these famous opera stages in the world and with all the great creative teams involved in different productions. It is a great advantage for the agency that all this knowledge and experience is at the service of our staff and artists.

Teaching is a new area that engages Katarina and she works regularly with students from different countries and also gives master classes. katarina@goodcompany.se

Thomas Sunnegårdh, Artistic Advisor is engaged in all artistic matters in the company and in the long term strategy work for the artists. He is an opera singer and a graduate of Kungliga Musikhögskolan (Royal College of Music) in Stockholm; including advanced studies of the piano with Greta Erikson and a degree in Master of Music. He was also trained at Operahögskolan (The University College of Opera) in Stockholm and he has been employed by Kungliga Operan (The Royal Opera) in Stockholm since 1982.

He has performed at several of the main concert halls and opera houses in Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, London, Naples, Bordeaux, Toulouse, San Francisco and Tokyo. thomas@goodcompany.se

Lena Hellström-Färnlöf, Artistic Advisor is employed at Academy of Music and Opera at Mälardalens Högskola. From 2011 she holds the position Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Program and the Chamber Opera Education at the school. She is active too as vocal coach working with professional singers and regularly gives master classes all over the world. Her students are represented at major Swedish opera houses and at Swedish artist agencies. Lena was for many years teaching at the University College of Opera in Stockholm.

As an artistic advisor at Good Company Lena brings her knowledge and experience to the different processes of recruiting and nurturing new singers. She participates for example in auditions, is involved in casting recommendations and attends performances and concerts where our artists participates.

Lena has a background as a recital and opera singer educated at the University College of Music in Gothenburg (musician and pedagogic specialisation) and at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She has performed around 20 opera roles on various stages (for example Adelé, Antonia, Blondchen, Frasquita, Madama Cortese and Proserpin). Her recital repertoire is wide and includes medieval as well as ultramodern music and she has on several occasions represented the Swedish music scene abroad, in chamber music context and as soloist with orchestra and choir. lena@goodcompany.se