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Mats Persson

Mats Persson, baritone has belonged to the Göteborg Opera ensemble of soloists since 1992 where he has sung a number of major roles within both Classical/Romantic and modern musical drama. Roles that might be listed here include Mimaroben in Aniara, Jochanaan in Salome (1996), Leporello in Don Giovanni, Lord Sidney in The Journey to Reims, Lindorf/Coppelius/Dr Miracle/Dapertutto in The Adventures of Hoffmann, Wolfram in Tannhäuser, and Orest in Elektra.

In addition, Escamillo in Carmen, Banco in Jan Sandström's opera Macbeth², Amonasro in Aida, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, von Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier, Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde, Don Carlo in La forza del Destino, Barak the Dyer in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Rangoni in Boris Godunov, the title role in K. Beschreibung eines Kampfes (also broadcast on TV), Don Pizarro in Fidelio, Amfortas in Parsifal, the title role in Macbeth, Gunnar in Carl Unander-Scharin's Sömnkliniken (Eng: The Insomnia Clinic), Godoy in Daniel Börtz's Goya, The Narrator in The Magic Flute, Fritz Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Trulove in The Rake's Progress. Mats Persson's most recent roles are Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Jochanaan in Salome, Don Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia, Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and most recently of all, Paolo in Simon Boccanegra.

In summer 1996, Mats Persson sang the title role in Tokfursten (Eng: The King of Fools) at Vadstena Academy, for which he was awarded the Broocmanpriset Award. Mats Persson made a special excursion to NorrlandsOperan in Autumn 2012. There he sang the role of Tom Baker in the newly composed opera, The Elephant Man.

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