Mia Karlsson, soprano, received her training at the University College of Music in Ingesund, Operastudio 67 and at the Stockholm University College of Opera, where she graduated in 2005.
Her debut was in 2004 in the role of Koloratura in Vadstena-Akademien's production of Lundén-Welden’s newly-written Opus Opera followed by the First Lady in a short version of The Magic Flute at the Nobel Award Ceremony. Since then she has sung Gilda in Rigoletto and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at the Folkopera in Stockholm and Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann at Det Kongelige Teater in Copenhagen.
She has also performed at the Messiah Festival in Kansas, USA, together with Håkan Hagegård.
At The Göteborg Opera Mia Karlsson has sung the woman on watch in Die Frau ohne Schatten and The First Esquire and The First Flower Maiden in Parsifal, The First Lady in The Magic Flute, Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri and Tebaldo/A Voice From Heaven in Don Carlos, The First Nymph in Rusalka, Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice, and has been a soloist at a number of The Göteborg Opera's concerts.
She has been awarded a number of scholarships, including The Jenny Lind Scholarship in 2005, scholarships from Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, as well as the Joel Berglund Scholarship. In spring 2015 she will sing as Clorinda in La Cenerentola here at The Göteborg Opera.