Josefine Andersson Mezzo-soprano
Swedish mezzo soprano Josefine Andersson took her master diploma from the Copenhagen Opera Academy in 2012. Prior to her studies there, she conducted preparatory studies at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and at various music schools in Sweden. In addition, she has taken part in masterclasses with Mirella Freni, Diana Montague, Dorothy Irving, Martin Isepp, Mikael Eliasen, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Felicity Palmer, Helmut Deutsch a.o.
Only in her first term at the Opera Academy, she was cast as Dryade in Royal Danish Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos in 2009 and the year after she was engaged to sing Kunstgewerblerin in Lulu. Her next assignment with the Royal Danish Opera was Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in spring 2011. In the years as a student at the Opera Academy she has been given the opportunity to work with prominent artists, such as conductors Freidemann Layer, Michael Boder, Marc Soustrot and Alexander Shelley and directors Robert Carsen, Stefan Herheim and Olivier Py.
After her exam she has been work in opera houses in Scadinavia where she sang roll such as: Mercedes in Carmen at Trondheim's opera house, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Royal Danish Opera, The house sparrow in The Deepest place with Nordic opera, Sesto in Julius Caesare at the Folk's opera in Stockholm, Angelina in La Cenerentola with Nordic opera, Hermia in Midsummer nights dream at Läckö castle opera among others.
This season Josefine is engaged to sing Suzuki with Skånska operan, Orfeus in Orfeu ed Euridice in a collaboration with the Nordic opera and Fyske opera in Denmark and Carmen with Guidopera/Helsingö's chamber opera.
Josefine Andersson is an accomplished performer of lieder and songs and is steadily building an impressive concert repertoire. She was one of the soloists in Gävle Symphony Orchestra, performing the soprano II solo in Mozart's C-minor mass. Josefine Andersson has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships (Jenny Lind in 2012 and Remert's talent price among others) from a.o. the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, the The Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.
"The intensity of her voice, her technichal surplus and at last but not least her calm and confident, friendly gaze constituted the highlight of the concert."