For over two decades, Leif Aruhn-Solén has been in demand internationally as tenor in the field of early music from the 17th and 18th century.
Leif has sung with many of the worlds leading baroque- and traditional symphony orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants with William Christie, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and De Nederlandse Bachvereniging. To date, his career has taken him to over 30 countries in all parts of the world.
Leif’s recent opera engagements include the title role in Monteverdi’s L’ORFEO with Andrew Lawrence King, Vasa Baroque and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra in 2019, a role that he also created with Göteborg Baroque in 2018. He has also had great success as Gandhi in Philip Glass’ SATYAGRAHA at Folkoperan in Stockholm (Matthew Wood). He has performed the role nearly 50 times over three seasons, including acclaimed appearances at BAM in New York in attendance of the composer himself in late 2018.
Leif’s discography is extensive and includes several solo recordings. The latest, ”Bach: Tenor Arias”, was released in December 2020 and has received top reviews.
Some press voices:
”World class Bach arias” – Opulens 21.01.2021
”The Swedish tenor Leif Aruhn-Solén master sang the role of Orfeo. Bright tonality, varying nuances and textures sparkled in the hall.” – Helsingin Sanomat 15.10.2019
“the role of Gandhi, skillfully sung by the tenor Leif Aruhn-Solen” – The New York Times 5.11.2018