The Swedish coloratura soprano Klara Ek has a voice of remarkable clarity and beauty recognised by many of the world’s leading conductors and orchestras. She is especially renowned for her work in early music and along with such prestigious conductors as Bernard Haitink, Gustavo Dudamel, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Helmuth Rilling, recent highlights have included Händel’s Edilia (Almira) for Staatsoper Hamburg and a string of re-invitations to the Innsbruck festival under Alessandro De Marchi in Il matrimonio segreto and Porpora’s Il Germanico in Germania.
Recent engagements include Grieg’s Peer Gynth with both Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Mirga Gražinytè-Tyla and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Alain Altinoglu; Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Michael Schønwandt, Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera under Olof Boman, and Diana in Orff’s Orfeus in the Underworld at Malmö Opera under Tobias Ringborg. Klara recently also made her BBC Proms debut in Mahler’s Symphony No.4 under Thomas Søndergaard.
Next season Klara will return to Malmo Opera for Orff’s Orfeus in the Underworld.