About / CV

Photo: Björn Finnsdotter Minör
Karin Lundin-Wistrand was born and raised in Tyresö, Sweden. Already in her childhood she found the need to express herself through art, music and dance. During her middle school years, she also became interested in theatre and began thereafter at the Dance and Theatre program at S:t Erik’s gymnasium in Stockholm. During her time there, her interest for dance increased and after her gymnasium graduation, she therefore pursued dance studies at the Ballet Academies in Stockholm and Gothenburg. After a few years of professional dance studies, she felt that this wasn’t completely what she was intended for and slowly her passion for singing awakened and blossomed. 

After realizing her dream was to become an opera singer, Karin pursued opera studies at Operastudio 67 (The Stockholm Opera studio). During her two years at the studio, she performed roles such as Rusalka, Antonia, La Contessa and Agathe. She studied singing for Ingrid Häggström and took master classes for Ylva Kihlberg, Torbjörn Liljeqvist, Thomas Lander, Mattias Böhm and Bengt-Åke Lundin. She also studied theatre for the actors Patrik Bergner and Georgi Staykov, which increased her belief in true and sincere role interpretations.

After graduating from the opera studio, Karin continued her music studies at the Chamber Music program at Mälardalen University in Västerås, where she studied classical singing for Lena Hellström-Färnlöf, Bengt-Åke Lundin and Staffan Sandström and theatre for the Royal Dramatic Theatre actor Hans Klinga. During her time in Västerås, she performed the role of Den Goda Fen (The Good Fairy) in the comical opera for children: Önskeklappen (The Christmas Wish) at Västerås Concert Hall. She also performed a great number of concerts, for which she got praised in newspaper reviews. In 2010 she got her Bachelor of Arts Degree, including French and German studies at Stockholm University. Around this time, she studied singing for the Royal Court singer Karl-Magnus Fredriksson.

In June 2012, Karin graduated from the Master of Music in Performance program at Malmö Academy of Music/Lund University, where she studied classical singing for Britta Johansson and Conny Antonov as well as took master classes for Gitta-Maria Sjöberg and opera improvisation lessons for Sara Wilén. Some of her performances, during and after, her time at the master program include the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (in Swedish), the soprano soloist part in Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 and Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été and a role in Teatr Weimar’s modern music theatre production The stern notes (De stränga anteckningarna). In May 2013, Karin won the second prize in The Wagner Society in Gothenburg’s (Wagner-Sällskapet i Göteborg) Singing Competition for the Bayreuth Scholarship. 

Karin is now living in Stockholm, freelancing and striving to keep developing as a singer and artist. Since she moved back to Stockholm in 2014, Karin has worked with the vocal coaches Mattias Danielsson and Bengt Nordfors, Royal Court singer Hillevi Martinpelto and pianists, such as, Samuel Schönberg, Stefan Nymark (who is also a bass singer!) Ola Ottosson and Gustav Asplund, to mention a few. In 2018 Karin was a full time student at the operatic course "The Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice" at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, where she worked with Sieglinde in Die Walküre. Karin's teachers at the course included the opera singers and vocal coaches Ulrika Tenstam and Robert Hyman, stage director Stina Ancker, pianist and music professor Leif Lundberg, pianist Love Derwinger and movement teacher, choreographer and stage director Patrik Sörling. Some of her latest performances include the soprano solos in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Vivaldi's Gloria and L-E Larsson's God in disguise (Förklädd Gud).

Karin's ambition is to move the audience by being true and honest in her performances. She is constantly striving to develop as a singer, an artist and as a human being and she feels that it is of great importance to use her personal experiences and emotions in her interpretations. She has recently learned and performed almost the whole role of Rusalka in Czech by heart in a performance of a shortened version of the opera in Norrtälje church in April 2024, and she is in the process of learning the rest by heart as well.

Karin is also very creative, as she has been all her life. She paints, writes poems and songs and makes radio-podcasts for Tyresö Radio. In all her different ways of expressing herself her goal is to move her audience and to bring inspiration, comfort and hope.

Photo: Malin Tvedt. beyou.se


Karin Lundin-Wistrand, soprano
+46 70 246 57 62


2018 University College of Opera in Stockholm: The Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice
2010-2012 Malmö Academy of Music/Lund University, Classical Singing, Master of Music in Performance 
2007-2010 Mälardalen University, Chamber Music/Classical Singing, Bachelor of Arts
2004-2006 Stockholm Opera studio (Formerly Operastudio 67), certificate
2002-2003 Musical program, Kulturama
1998-2001 Dance educations, Ballet Academies in Stockholm and Gothenburg

Master classes (selection): Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, Ylva Kihlberg, Thorbjörn Liljeqvist and 
Bengt-Åke Lundin 


2012 Uno Ebrelius, Malmö-Limhamn Rotary club
2011 Karin Sofia Lindhs sångstipendium
2011 Lars Lönndahls resestipendium
2010 Lions Club, Trollbäcken
2009 Stiftelsen Stellan, Sten och Märta Hähnels Minnesfond
1998 Tyresö Kulturstipendium

Opera and Music Theatre Performances (selection)

2024 Rusalka (in Czech), Rusalka, Norrtälje church, conductor/pianist: Daniel Edoff

2021 Götterdämmerung, chorus, Gothenburg Opera, Conductor: Evan Rogister, director: Stephen Langridge, chorus master: Mauro Fabbri

2021 Candide, chorus: 1 soprano, Royal Swedish Opera house, Conductor: Stefan Klingele, 

director: Ole Anders Tandberg, choreographer: Joakim Stephenson, chorus master: Martin Virin

2014 Die Zauberflöte (in Swedish), Pamina, Kristianstad Concert Hall and Magle Concert Hall, Lund
Directed by Mia Finnsdotter
2012 Parsifal, chorus: 2 soprano, Malmö Opera, Conducted by Leif Segerstam, directed by Stefan Johansson, choreographer: Ola Hörling, chorus master: Elisabeth Boström
2012 Vice and Virtue, Oberto in Alcina, Palladium in Malmö, and Koncertkirken i Copenhagen
Conducted by Peter Spissky, directed Deda Christina Colonna
2011 De stränga anteckningarna, Soloist, Inter Arts Center, Malmö
Written and directed by Jörgen Dahlqvist, composed by Kent Olofsson
2009 Önskeklappen, a comical opera for children, Den Goda Fen, Västerås Concert Hall
Written and directed by Kimmo Eriksson, composed and conducted by Jonas Sjöstrand
2005 Les Contes d’Hoffmann (in Swedish), Antonia, Rosenlundsteatern, Stockholm
Directed by Patrik Bergner
2005 Der Freischütz, selected scenes, Agathe, Rosenlundsteatern, Stockholm
Directed by Birgitta Larsson
2004 Rusalka, 1.th act (in Swedish), Rusalka, Rosenlundsteatern, Stockholm
Directed by Eva Haglund                                                            

Concerts and Contests (selection)

2024 Lars-Erik Larssons Förklädd Gud & Mendelssohns Hear my prayer, Soloist, Ljusets kyrka, Conductor: Elisabeth Haag

2023 Lars-Erik Larsson’s Förklädd Gud (God in disguise), Soloist, Ljusets kyrka, Botkyrka, Conductor: Elisabeth Haag

2023 Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Soloist, Mariakyrkan, Sigtuna, Conductor/Organist: Sebastian Johansson

2023 Richard Strauss‘ Vier letzte Lieder, Norrtälje kyrka, pianist: Daniel Edoff

2022 Wagner‘s Wesendoncklieder, Norrtälje kyrka, pianist: Daniel Edoff

2022 Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Soloist, Mariakyrkan, Sigtuna, Conductor/Organist: Richard Pleijel

2022 Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Soloist, Botkyrka kyrka, Conductor: Elisabeth Haag

2021 Vivaldi’s Gloria och Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Soloist, Boo Chapel ”Duvan”, Conductor: Gundega Novotny

2020 Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Soloist, Näsbyparks kyrka, Täby
Conducted by Jesper Tylöskog
2020 Forrest's Requiem for the living, Soloist, Boo kyrka, Saltsjö-Boo
Conducted by Gundega Novotny
2020 Vivaldi's Gloria, Soloist, Årsta kyrka, Stockholm
Conducted by David Åberg
2020 Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Soloist, Mariakyrkan, Sigtuna
Conductor/Organist: Mathias Kjellgren
2017 Brahm's Ein deuschtes Requiem, Solist, Mariakyrkan, Sigtuna
Conductor/Organist: Mathias Kjellgren
2017 Semi finalist in Concorso Lirico Salvatore Licitra, Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
2015 Fauré’s Requiem, Soloist, S:t Petri Kyrka, Klippan
Conducted by Ingrid Häggström
2014 Liam Lawton’s Irish Mass, Soloist, Vedby Kyrka, Klippan
Conducted by Ingrid Häggström
2013 Second Prize Winner of The Wagner Society in Gothenburg's (Wagner-Sällskapet i Göteborg) 
Singing Compeition for the Bayreuth-scholarship
2012 Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été, S:t Johannes Kyrka, Malmö and S:t Nicolai Kyrka, Trelleborg 
Conducted by Iain McLarty
2012 Royal Festivals, Soloist, The Royal Palace, Stockholm
2011 Christmas Concert, Soloist, Malmö Concert Hall
Conducted by Per-Otto Johansson
2011 Beethoven’s Symphony no 9, Soloist, S:t Andreas kyrka, Malmö
Conducted by Magnus Mårtensson
2011 Beethoven’s Symphony no 9, Soloist, Allhelgonakyrkan, Lund
Conducted by Patrik Andersson                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Photo: Jonna Thomasson