Swedish soprano Malin Hartelius studied in Vienna under Margarethe Bence and started her career as a member of the Vienna State Opera from 1989 to 1991. She belonged to the ensemble of the Zurich Opera House from 1991/92 until 2012 appearing in all Mozart roles.

She was invited to perform at the opera houses of Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Hamburg, and Munich as well as at the festivals of Ludwigsburg, Schwetzingen, and Aix-en-Provence. In 1992, she had her debut at Salzburg Festival where she has since succeeded in roles such as Dircé (Cherubini’s Mèdèe), Adele, Rosina/La Finta Semplice, and recently in von Winter’s Das Labyrinth (Pamina) and as Fiordiligi. Recent highlights include also her debut as Leila/Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Zurich, her highly appraised return to the Wiener Staatsoper as Elvira/Don Giovanni under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, and as Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro. In Cleveland, she performed in scenic productions of all three Da Ponte operas, also under Franz Welser-Möst.

Malin Hartelius is also sought-after as a concert singer. She works with leading conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, William Christie, Adam Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Martin Haselböck, Mariss Jansons, Philippe Jordan, and Franz Welser-Möst as well as with famous orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Accademia Santa Cecilia, Philharmonia Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra. In 1993, she gave her first recital at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Many recordings document the artist’s performances and repertoire: DVDs are available of the acclaimed productions of Monteverdi‘s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Harnoncourt), Der Rosenkavalier, Hansel and Gretel, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, and Le Nozze di Figaro (Welser-Möst) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (among others K. M. Brandauer) from the Zurich Opera as well as of Idomeneo (Norrington, Camerata Salzburg) and La finta semplice (Hofstetter, Camerata Salzburg) from the Salzburg Festival. Also, Hartelius can be heard on recordings of Mozart's Il Sogno di Scipione with Freiburger Barockorchester and of several of Bach‘s Cantatas (Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir), Mozart’s c-Minor Mass (Bolton, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg) and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse (Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir) and many others.

In January 2010, Malin Hartelius was honored by the Swedish King in Stockholm with the award of the Order “Litteris et Artibus”.

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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. B minor mass
  Christmas Oratorio
  Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
  Various Cantatas
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem op 45
Händel Brockespassion
Haydn Nelson-Messe
  The Creation
  Theresienmesse in B-Dur
  The Seasons
Honegger La Danse des Morts
Mahler Symphony no. 4
  Symphony no. 8
  Mater gloriosa
Mozart Exsultate Jubilate K. 165
  Mass in C major
  Mass in C minor K. 427
  Requiem K. 626
  Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore K. 339
Schubert Mass No. 2 in G major
  Mass No. 5 in A flat major
  Mass No. 6 in E flat major
Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch

Repertoire Opera

Cimarosa Il Matrimonio segreto Lisetta
Dallapiccola Ulisse Nausikaa
Donizetti Don Pasquale Norina
  Elisir d'amore Adina
Menotti Help!Help! The Globolinks Emily
Millöcker Der Bettelstudent Bronislava
Mozart Cosí fan tutte Despina
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail Konstanze
  Die Zauberflöte Pamina
  Idomeneo Ilia
  La clemenza di Tito Servilia
  Le nozze di Figaro Barbarina
  Lucio Silla Celia
  Mitridate Ismene
Offenbach Les contes d' Hoffmann Olympia
Rameau Les Indes galantes Hébé/Fathima/Phan
Rossini L’italiana in Algeri Elvira
Schubert Alfonso und Estrella Estrella
Smetana The Bartered Bride Esmeralda
Strauss, J. Jr. Die Fledermaus Adele
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Najade
  Der Rosenkavalier Sophie
Verdi Rigoletto Gilda
  Un Ballo in Maschera Oscar
Wagner Parsifal Blumenmädchen/Ännchen
Zeller Der Vogelhändler Briefchristel
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