Malin Hartelius, soprano, studied in Vienna and began her opera career at the Wiener Staatsoper in 1990. During 1991-2012 she was employed at the Zürich Opera, where she played parts such as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Norina in Don Pasquale and Änchen, in an acclaimed production with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, directed by Ruth Berghaus.
She had her great international breakthrough with the role as Adina at Oper Frankfurt and Blondchen, conducted by Marc Minkowski at the Salzburg Festival. Among the many opera houses where Malin Hartelius has sung are those in Berlin, Paris, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna as well as the Ludwigsburg Festival, Schwetzingen and Aix-en-Provence. Later roles include Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Zürich, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Figaro - The Countess at Wiener Staatsoper as well as Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte at the Salzburg Festival. The Swedish soprano is also active on the concert stages, where she has worked with conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Adam Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Philippe Jordan and Franz Welser-Möst. With orchestras such as Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Consertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome, London Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.
Many of the singer's roles are available for viewing on DVD. These include Der Rosenkavalier, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosí fan tutte and La Finta Semplice. In 2010, Malin Hartelius received Litteris et Artibus Medal from the King of Sweden.