Liine CARLSSON  Soprano


The Swedish soprano Liine Carlsson’sportrayal of Senta is extremely thrilling for she emanates a visionary force. Without this force, her lonely, sacrificing decision to follow the Dutchman, would be incomprehensible. In the outrageous drama of the final scene, she excels beyond compare, both vocally and as an actress.´
J. Gahre wrote in the German opera magazine OPERNGLAS on Liine Carlsson’s debut as SENTA in ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ at the Magdeburg Theatre. Immediately afterwards, she succeeded once again in this very role at the Heidelberg Theatre. In 2017/2018 she sang SENTA at the Hof Theatre, in 2018/2019 at the Selzach Festival in Switzerland, at the Helsinki National Opera and the Riga National Opera and theMalmö Opera . Here, she also made her debut as ELISABETH in ‘Tannhäuser’. In 2019, Liine makes her debut as SIEGLINDE in a semi-concertant performance of ‘Die Walküre’.

The artist started her professional singing career in 2006 at the Stockholm Royal Opera, where she sang the leading part of AIDA, in the much-lauded world premiere of Daniel Börtz’s opera ‘Svall’. After that the soprano made her first big break through, performing the Swedish Queen CHRISTINA in Jacopo Forini’s belcanto opera ‚Cristina Regina di Svezia’ at the Vadstena Academy.

The premiere of this production, which was highly acclaimed by both public and press, was broadcasted all over Europe. In 2010 a CD of the opera, recorded with the choir and the orchestra of the Gothenburg Opera House, was released on Sterling label.

Subsequently she portrayed the FIRST FLOWER MAIDEN in Wagner’s ‚Parsifal’ at the Opera House Gothenburg, ROSALINDE at the Regina Theatre in Stockholm and in the world premieres of Daniel Börtz’s ‚Magnus Gabriel’ or Henrik Hellstenius’ ‚Ophelias’ at the Bergen Opera House. The ladder production was also shown at the Opera Warsaw.
At the Kopparberg Opera Festival she sang NEDDA in Leoncavallo’s ‚I Pagliacci’ , ROSINA in ‘IL barbiere di Siviglia’ and FRASQUITA in Bizet’ s ‚Carmen’, a role which she had previously sung successfully in concerts with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

The Swedish-born soprano began her musical studies at the Music Conservatory of Malmö and completed them at the Conservatory of Stockholm and the Opera Studio in Gothenburg. She wan numerous prizes and awards, e.g. the Polar Music Award of the Royal Swedish Conservatory and an award from the Friends of the Royal Swedish Opera for her portrayal of Christina at the Vadstena Academy.

Liine Carlsson is also a very much sought-after concert singer. In various gala-concerts in Sweden she performd excerpts from Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Konstanze, Semiramide, Rosina, Violetta, Giovanna d´Arco, Anna (Le Villi, Puccini), Musetta and many others. In 2017 she could also be heard in a concert with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

Recent engagements brought her as FRAU LUNA to the Hof Theatre, as LA TRAVIATA to China and as NEDDA in ‘I Pagliacci’ and GIORGETTA in ‘Il Tabarro’ to the International Music Festival in Immling.

In the season 2019/20 she is MICAELA in ‚Carmen‘ and DONNA ANNA in ‚Don Giovanni‘ at the Helsinki National Opera.


Theater Hof - The Flying Dutchman - SENTA
The three title roles were excellently casted: Liine Carlsson, who was announced as being slightly indisposed, didn’t show the least sign of it. With her powerful trademark Swedish voice, she demonstrated once again why she already succeeded as Senta on three stages this year.
Theater Magdeburg - The Flying Dutchman - SENTA
The Swedish soprano Linna Carlsson's portrayal of Senta is extremely credible and thrilling, because she emanates a visionary force. Without this force, her lonely, sacrificing decision to follow the Dutchman, would be incomprehensible. In the outrageous drama of the final scene she vocally and actingly excels beyond compare.
Opernglas 3/2017 J. Gahre
The Swedish soprano Liine Carlsson sings her first Senta. Cautiously, she approaches the tricky part with enchanting colors and without any kind of pathos....
Opernwelt 3/2017 Albrecht Thiemann
The vocal level was quite impressive. Liine Carlsson in her role debut as Senta was very convincing. Carefully balanced and with an absolutely pure intonation the Swedish singer's strong soprano voice brought her through all registers.
Der Opernfreund
The Swedish singer Liine Carlsson gives a convincing Senta both vocally and in acting. Her ballad, which she begins softly with finely spun notes, reflects - all in one -her inner feelings, her dreams and an intense invocation.
Irene Constantin, Volksstimme, 23.1.2017
And Liine Carlsson as Senta also convinces all down the line. She continuously succeeded in thrilling the audience, both vocally and actingly.
Lena Kramer, WordPress, 22.1.2017
Lohengrin in concert with the Helsingborg Symphony Concert
"… and Liine Carlsson sang the long duet between Lohengrin and Elsa there was some real fire. It was almost as if you felt and watched a real opera scene...
The fact that the concert was such a success is also much thanks to the two leading singers…Liine Carlsson's interpretation made a deep impression with its dramatic nerve."
Helsingborgs Dagblad
Nationaloper Riga . Der Fliegende Holländer – SENTA
Nationaloper Riga – Tannhäuser - ELISABETH
Theater Magdeburg - The Flying Dutchman - SENTA
Theater Magdeburg - The Flying Dutchman - SENTA
Internationales Musikfestival Gut Immling - Il Pagliacci - NEDDA
Internationales Musikfestival Gut Immling - Il Pagliacci - NEDDA
Internationales Musikfestival Gut Immling - Il Tabarro - GIORGETTA
Theater Hof - FRAU LUNA - December 2013
Theater Hof - FRAU LUNA - December 2013
Reginatheater Stockholm - Die Fledermaus - ROSALINDA
Opernfestival Kopparberg - Carmen - FRASQUITA
Opernhaus Bergen - Ophelia - EBBA
Cristina Regina di Svezia - CRISTINA