Ulrika Tenstam is an artist with a wide range both vocally and scenically. Since her sensational debut as Clytemnestra in Iphigénie en Aulide of Gluck at Drottningholms Slottsteater and the big breakthrough as Delilah by Saïnt-Saëns, she has been praised for her powerful role interpretations.
This season Ulrika will be participating in a production of a newly written Swedish opera Under en kvinnas hjärta at Piteå Church Opera in Sweden, singing the role Anna. Composer Sven-David Sandström, stage director Mira Bartov.
Her career covers the whole mezzo repertoire ranging from Mozart, Rossini and Offenbach (Ramiro in La Fina, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il barbiere di Sevilla, Melibea in Il viaggio a Reims, Helene in La belle Helene and Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann) to Bizet, Richard Strauss, Verdi and Wagner (Carmen in Carmen, Die Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera and Magdalen in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). It is her dramatic roles that have given her the highest acclaim.
Ms Tenstam has appeared with renowned conductors as Arnold Östman, Siegfrid Köhler, Franz Welzer Möst, Neeme Järvi, Sixten Ehrling and Antonio Papanov.
She is often engaged to do concert solos like; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, all of Bach’s Oratorium and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and his 8th Symphony.