Tobias Westman - Tenor

The young tenor Tobias Westman is one of Swedens most promising singers, intelligent, with a powerful and yet very smooth voice and a stunning stage persona. Already during his studies he participated in several concerts and was constantly asked to be part of different opera projects in Scandinaiva. He was the recipient of the prestigious Jenny Lind prize 2015, Anders Walls Giresta Prize 2014 and Birgit Nilssons scholarship 2018.

Tobias has sung roles such as Peter in Peters bryllup by J.P.A. Schults in the Potsdam Early Music Festival and Copenhagen Opera Festival, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with The Sibelius Academy and Don Ottavio My brother Don Juan at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. In the summer of 2015 Tobias had great success as the Young Jussi in Silverfågeln by Mats Larsson Gothe at the Vattnäs Concert Barn and later the same year he sang Graf Albert in Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt at Wermland Opera.

In 2016 Westman sang Gennaro in Malmö Operas production of Donizettis Lucretia Borgia and Boy in the production of Coco Chanel at Vattnäs Concert Barn. In 2017 he was reinvited to Malmö Opera to sing Pinkerton in Puccinis Madama Butterfly and also 2018 as Gastone in Verdis Las Traviata.

In 2018 he sang Leif in Norrmalmstorgsdramat at Vattnäs Concert Barn. In summer 2019 he sang his first Tamino with great acclaim in Die Zauberflöte at Opera på skäret.

Tobias is trying to be wise and balanced when choosing his roles, since he wants to always keep his impressive bright top voice and steady middle range. So far he has been singing Mozart parts but has slowly started to integrate lighter Verdi and Puccini in his repertoire.

Scholarships:

2014 Anders Wall Girestastipendium

2017 Stiftelsen Vattnäs konsertladas stipendium

2018 Gålö stiftelsens stipendium

2018 Birgit Nilsson stipendium

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