Arne Ohlson

2 January 1911 Uddevalla – 1 May 2000

Ohlson studied violin and music theory in Uppsala and Stockholm. He studied voice in Stockholm with Joseph Hislop, Augustin Kock and John Forsell.

He made his debut at the Stockholm Royal Opera in 1941 as Ottavio. He sang at the Stockholm Royal Opera 1941–66, and at the Drottningholm Festival 1946–1968.

His repertory included: Albrecht (Mathis der Maler, Swedish premiere in 1950), Lamberto (Il maestro di musica by Pergolesi), Beppe, Belmonte, Tamino, Lykov, Pastor Adams (Peter Grimes), ? (Birgitta by Berg), ? (Aniara), ? (Die Kluge), Snout (A midsummer night's dream), Hoffmann, Fenton, Rinuccio, Andrej Khovanskij, Pâris, ? (Tranfjädrarna), Andres (Wozzeck, Swedish premiere in 1957), ...

1966–74, he taught singing at the conservatory in Aalborg, and from 1974 in Stockholm and Uppsala.
Reference:Richard T. Soper Nordic voices, Manchester Center (Vermont), 2010
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Arne Ohlson sings Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo, in Swedish
I would like to thank Daniele Godor for the recording.

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