Born in Stockholm, Katarina Karnéus studied at Trinity College of Music in London and the National Opera Studio.
Opera engagements include Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Her repertoire includes the great mezzo roles of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Wagner and Strauss. She has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, the Berlin Philharmonic, NDR Symphony, Vienna Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
As a recitalist she has performed at major international venues including Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and New York’s Lincoln Centre.
You can see Katarina Karnéus in action on Saturday 10 August at Opera in Concert: Tristan und Isolde