Joa Helgesson

Joa Helgesson

Kavalierbariton

Swedish Baritone
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«“Joa Helgesson has both the looks and the voice for Escamillo and he too is a superb actor.”»
SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL (2016)
«"Großartig: Joa Helgessons warmer voller Bariton."»
Opus kulturmagazin (2016)
«"Joa Helgesson als solist in Gustav Mahlers Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1896): ein intelligenter Textgestalter, dem neben balsamischen Timbre, untrüglicher Musikalität und suggestiver Präsenz eine ausdifferenzierte Wortbehandlung zu Gebote steht. Sie verlieh dem vierteiligen Lamento über eine unglückliche Liebe anrührende Tiefe und zwingende Verbindlichkeit. Ein Auftakt nach Mass."»
Kieler nachrichten (2016)
2017Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)Bass
2017Webber: Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom
2016The three MusketeersPorthos
2016Thorvaldsdottir's URTrilogy I-XX
2016JoelJoel
2016Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorBaritone
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaDandini
2015UR_Trilogy I - XX
2015UR_Trilogy I - XX
2015UR_Trilogy I - XX
2015UR_Trilogy I - XX
2015Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66Baritone solo
2015Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60Baritone solo
2014Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2014Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden GesellenBaritone solo
2014Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2014Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2014Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2013Britten: Billy BuddBilly Budd
2013Britten: Billy BuddDonald
2013E Rushton: D'un pays lointainBaritone solo
2013Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnySparbüchsen Bill
2013Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2012Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamDemetrius
2012Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2012Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2012Leoncavallo: PagliacciSilvio
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2010Donizetti: Don PasqualeNotario
2010Donizetti: Don PasqualeNotario
2010Pfitzner: PalestrinaNotario
2010Pfitzner: PalestrinaNotario
2010Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamDemetrius
2010Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamDemetrius
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2010Shostakovich: The NoseNotario
2010Shostakovich: The NoseNotario
2010Verdi: Don CarloNotario
2010Verdi: Don CarloNotario
2010Verdi: RigolettoNotario
2010Verdi: RigolettoNotario
2010Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeEin Steuermann
2010Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeNotario
2010Janáček:From the House of the DeadNotario
2010Janáček:From the House of the DeadNotario
2010Orff: Die KlugeNotario
2010Orff: Die KlugeNotario
2010Rossini: La CenerentolaDandini
2010Rossini: La CenerentolaDandini
2010Verdi: I MasnadieriFrancesco
2010Verdi: I MasnadieriFrancesco
2010Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2009Handel: SerseArsamene
2007Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2007Handel: SerseArsamene
2007Hülphers: Älvans hemlighetPojken
2007Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2007Handel: SerseArsamene
2000Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro

Bio

Swedish baritone Joa Helgesson, born 1981, grew up in Blackeberg, Stockholm. After graduating from the University College of Opera in Stockholm, Joa has worked in Switzerland (Opernhaus Zürich, Tonhalle Zürich, Gare du Nord Basel, Theater Chur and Stadthaus Winterthur), Sweden (Gothenburg Opera, Drottningholm Court Theatre, Berwaldhallen/Swedish Radio, Stockholm Concert Hall, Helsingborg Concert Hall, Royal Opera of Stockholm, Ystadoperan, Dala-Floda Operafestival), China (Beijing Modern Music Festival), Norway (Ultima Festival Oslo/Oslo Opera House), Germany (Berliner Philharmonie, Oper Halle, Theater Trier, Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, Theater Pforzheim, Kammeroper Konstanz), Iceland (Reykjavik Arts Festival), Finnland (Alandica, YLE), Montenegro (Operosa Festival) and the U.K. (Garsington Opera, Etchingham Arts Festival). Roles performed on stage include Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini, Escamillo, Papageno, Alfio, Sharpless, Marcello, Belcore, Dulcamara, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Silvio, Grand Prêtre (Samson et Dalila), Falke (Fledermaus), Donald (Billy Budd), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia), Bill (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Emperor of China (The Nightingale), Lackey (The Nose) and Schaunard. As a soloist, Joa has sung Britten's War Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Bach's Christmas Oratory, S:t John's and S:t Matthew's Passions, Brahm's, Mozart's, Biber's and Faurés Requiem, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Nielsen's 3rd Symphony and Mozart's C-Minor Mass. In the contemporary field, Joa performed world premiers of Edward Rushton, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Malin Hülphers, Anno Schreier, Moto Osada, Jin Weiwei, Jin Zhuosheng and Nikolo Kotzev and interpreted works of Wolfgang Rihm, Kaija Saariaho, Daniel Bjarnason, James MacMillan and André Previn. He has been the cover of Thomas Hampson and Peter Mattei. Mr. Helgesson also studied acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio) Bass Uppsala Domkyrka 2017
Webber: Phantom of the Opera The Phantom Göteborg Opera 2017
The three Musketeers Porthos Opernhaus Halle und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle 2016
Thorvaldsdottir's UR Trilogy I-XX Reykjavik Arts Festival 2016
Joel Joel Alandica 2016