Johan Schinkler

”The strongest impressions among the men left the Swedish Bass Johan Schinkler as impressive muscleman Hunding."

Johan Schinkler graduated at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Directly after finishing his studies he could establish himself as a sought after singer and is a frequent guest at all the major opera houses in Sweden.

His carreer began at the Gothenburg Opera where the Swedish bass performed the title role in Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Daland. At Folkoperan he could be heard in several Mozart roles including Leporello, Figaro and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) as well as Raimondo in Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.  In 2007, he made his debuts as Gurnemanz (Parsifal) at Wermland Opera, as Arthur in Peter Maxwell-Davies 'The Lighthouse' and as Kaspar (Der Freischütz) at Folkoperan. In 2008, Johan Schinkler sang Colline in Wermland Opera’s highly acclaimed production of 'La Bohème' directed by Peter Konwitschny. With the same role he was guest at the Oper Leipzig.

His repertoire also includes SarastroMephistopheles (Faust), Massimiliano (I Masnadieri), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), TimurPogner and Fafner. He is especially known for his interpretations of Hagen which he sang amongst others at Wermland Opera, Latvian National Opera in Riga and with the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Kent Nagano. 2013 he participated in the Ring cycle at the Latvian National Opera Riga as Hunding and Hagen, and the season In 2015 he sang in Les Contes d'Hoffmann an der Folkoperan and guested as Timur in Dalhalla.

In 2015/16 her was Gremin in a new production of 'Eugen Onegin' at the Opéra de Rennes and made his debut as Zuniga at the Dalhalla Opera Festival. In the current season, he is again Sarastro and Marchese d'Obigny at Göteborgs Operan. In 2017/18, he will be Priest Fotis in a new production of 'The Greek Passion at Wermland Operan.

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