The Åland (FIN) soprano Frida Johansson has graduated from the Opera Academy in Stockholm.
Alongside her studies, she has already participated in several productions – as Papagena in The Magic Flute at Confidencen and at The Royal Opera in Stockholm and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte at Drottningsholm Theatre. Frida has also done roles like Maria in West Side Story at the Norrland Opera, Julie, in J. Benda’s Romeo und Julie at the Vadstena Academy, Belinda in Dido & Aeneas and Magnolia in Showboat and was one of the soloists in the newly written opera Näsflöjten where she made no fewer than nine different roles. Frida was one of the participants in the Finnish TV documentary series ”The Mastersingers”.
Frida Johansson has been awarded in selection Anders Wall Confidencen scholarship in 2011, Caj Ehrstedts price in 2011, The Friends of the Vadstena Academy’s scholarship 2010 and Martin Öhman scholarship 2008.
Frida did 1.niece in Peter Grimes at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in October and November 2011, and Maria in spring 2012 in an original production of West Side Story in the newly built Kilden, the extraordinary theatre-, opera-, and concert house in Kristiansand, Norway. Frida has been contracted at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet for the season 12/13, including a tour with this company during summer 2012 to Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland, including a role in Fourth Night Watch by Gisle Kverndokk. She returned to Savonlinna in summer 2014 to sing Papagena. The year after she did the same role at The Royal Opera in Stockholm.
Among upcoming engagements are a main role in the world premiere of ”The Snow Queen” by Benjamin Stern at Malmö Opera.