Ylva Gruen

Ylva Gruen

Mezzo-Soprano

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«...Lättast var det kanske att ta till sig svenska mezzosopranen Ylva Gruens fräscha Cherubin...»
Hufvudstadsbladet, le nozze di figaro 2016 (2016)
«ylva gruen axlade abras och ozias roller med en lite ljusare, skön mezzo som också kunde ta ut svängarna»
Hufvustadsbladet, Juditha Triumphans 2017 (2017)
2017Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHermia
2017Verdi: FalstaffMrs Meg Page
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2016Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2015Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenThe Fox (Zlatoh?bítek, Gold-Spur)

Bio

Swedish mezzo soprano Ylva Gruen has studied at Stockholm Operastudio and the College of Music in Piteå, Sweden. She is currently finishing her master's degree in Opera at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. At the Sibelius Academy she has performed the roles of Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Meg Page (Falstaff). In addition to opera, Gruen is a keen performer of both lied and oratorio music. She has appeared as a soloist with, among others, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans, as Abra and Ozias), Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra (Beethoven: Choral phantasy) and Helsinki Sinfonietta (Gala concert, Carmen and Mallika). She also has a strong passion for contemporary music and has taken part of several world premieres, in both operatic and non-operatic pieces. 
Upcoming engagements during the season 17/18 are Kate in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Truth in Handel's oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth, and a gala concert with the Tapiola Sinfonietta together with the opera class of Sibelius Academy. 
Among the roles that Gruen has studied musically are Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Romeo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) and Wellgunde (Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung).
In addition to her vocal studies, Gruen also holds a degree in chamber music with clarinet as her major from Mälardalen College in Sweden.






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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Kate Finnish National Opera 2018
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia 1 week Sibelius Academy Opera 2017
Verdi: Falstaff Mrs Meg Page 24 hours Sibelius Academy 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino 1 week Sibelius Academy 2016
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel No Sibelius Academy 2016

Awards

Sandrews stiftelse, study grant
2016
GRant to the memory of wilhelm peterson-berger
2017
Anders Wall foundation confidencen scholarship
2018
Martin Wegelius memorial fund
2018