Niklas Spångberg

Niklas Spångberg

Bass-Baritone

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2017Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2017Sallinen: KullervoUnto
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroBartolo
2016Puccini: La BohèmeColline
2015Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Mityukha
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrince Gremin
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginZaretsky
2008Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestSid
2006Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Nazarene
2006Strauss R.: Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65Der Einarmige
2006Mozart: Don GiovanniIl Commendatore
2006Berlioz: Les TroyensPriam
2005Giordano: Andrea ChénierPietro Fléville
2005Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Narumov
2005Verdi: Don CarloPhilippe II
2005Puccini: EdgarGualtiero
2004Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSarastro
2004Puccini: ToscaCesare Angelotti
2004Puccini: ToscaSciarrone
2004Puccini: ToscaA gaoler
2003Verdi: Don CarloUn moine
2001Verdi: RigolettoSparafucile
2001Britten: The Rape of LucretiaCollatinus
1998Puccini: Il tabarroTalpa

Bio




Finnish bass Niklas Spångberg debuted 2001 at the Finnish National Opera as Sid in Fanciulla del West and has since performed mainly in Northern Europe, including the Finnish
National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival and theatres & stages in Stockholm, Västerås, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa, Mariehamn, Pori and Oulu.

Niklas Spångberg’s engagements include Zuniga in Carmen at the Finnish National Opera, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Colline in La Bohème at the Vaasa Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Turku Opera, Montano in Otello (Moscow Bolshoi visit Sep 2018), Mityukha in Boris Godunov and Unto in Sallinen’s Kullervo at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Vaunuhallin mies in Kantelinen’s Mannerheim (world premiere) at the Ilmajoki Music Festival, Bartolo/Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro in a festival production celebrating Finland’s 100th anniversary.  He covered Filippo II in Don Carlos at the Royal Opera Stockholm and has performed Gremin in Evgeny Onegin in a Finnish-Russian joint production in St.Petersburg. He is sought after as a bass soloist in oratorios of Beethoven, Puccini, Händel, Mozart, Bach, Telemann and Fauré.

Niklas Spångberg started singing in the famous boys’ choir Cantores Minores. After graduating from the Helsinki University of Technology, he studied singing at the Sibelius Academy under Erkki Rajamäki. He has received tuition from Jaakko Ryhänen, Irina Gavrilovici, Matti Lehtinen, Anssi Hirvonen, Raimo Laukka and Enrico Facini.

Main repertoire

Salome (Strauss): Erste Nazarene
Die Frau ohne Schatten (Strauss): Der Einarmige
The Magic Flute (Mozart): Sarastro
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Il Commendatore
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) : Bartolo and Antonio
Don Carlos (Verdi): Filippo II
Rigoletto (Verdi): Sparafucile
La Forza del Destino (Verdi): Alcade
Otello (Verdi): Montano
La Boheme (Puccini): Colline                         
Tosca (Puccini): Angelotti
La Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Sid
Edgar (Puccini): Gualtiero
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Fleville
Jevgeni Onegin (Tšaikovski): Gremin
Jevgeni Onegin (Tsaikovski): Zaretsky
Queen of Spades (Tšaikovski): Narumov
Boris Godunov (Mussorgski): Mitjukha
Carmen (Bizet): Zuniga  
Les Troyens (Berlioz): Priam
The Rape of Lucrezia (Britten): Collatinus
Kung Karl’s Jakt (Pacius): Lewenhaupt
Kullervo (Sallinen): Unto
The Hour of the Serpent (Heiniö): Waden
The Ostrobothnians (Madetoja): Sheriff
Messenius and Lucia (Kortekangas): Magnus Andrae
The King’s Ring (Kuusisto): Aaron Perttilä
Moomin Oper (Kuusisto): Moominpappa
Jeder Kaufmann (Huhtala): Trubadur
Mannerheim (Kantelinen): Vaunuhallin mies

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Otello Montano Immediately Savonlinna Opera Festival 2018
Verdi: Don Carlo Un Moine Immediately 2018
Verdi: Don Carlo Le Grand Inquisiteur 24 hours 2018
Bizet: Carmen Zuniga Immediately Finnish National Opera 2017
Sallinen: Kullervo Unto Immediately Savonlinna Opera Festival 2017