Ann-Kristin Jones Mezzo-soprano

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Curriculum Vitae

Ann-Kristin Jones was born in the Dalecarlia-region of Sweden, her love of music was apparent from an early age and her significant talents were nurtured by the musical environment of her native town Leksand. After studies at the Falun Music Conservatory and The Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo, she was admitted to the Opera School at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, as well as to the Soloist Class of professor Susanna Eken from which she graduated with distinction in 2004. Ann-Kristin's current vocal coach is Mr Paul Farrington.

Jones made her stage debut in the title role in Händel’s Orlando at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg, Denmark, in 2001 while still a student at the Opera School and the year after she made her debut at the Drottningholm Court Theatre as Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte. She has sung Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, Gothenburg Opera and at Malmö Opera, where she also has sung Siébel in Gounod’s Faust, a role she later repeated in Christof Loy’s production at the Gothenburg Opera. Other roles she has sung in Gothenburg are Olga (Eugene Onegin), Knappe/Blumenmädchen (Parsifal), Sesto (Giulio Cesare), Bradamante (Alcina), Maffio Orsini (Lucrezia Borgia), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Kate (Madama Butterfly) Gertrude (Hamlet), Mercédès (Carmen) and Kia in the world premiere of the groundbreaking opera Shanghai. Another role that was written for her is Josefa in Daniel Börtz’s Goya, world premiere at Gothenburg Opera 2009. Other roles in Jones repertoire include Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Amore/Giunone (Il ritorno d’Ulisse) and Giovanna (Anna Bolena). In 2009 Ann-Kristin Jones made her debut at The Royal Opera in Stockholm as Dorabella.

Ann-Kristin Jones is also an experienced soloist in concert and oratorio and her significant repertoire include all of the main oratorios as well as orchestral songs by Mahler, Zemlinsky, Berlioz and Wagner. She has collaborated with conductors as Lars-Ulrik Mortensen, Laurence Cummings,  Antony Hermus, Gian-Carlo Andretta, Paul Hillier, Arnold Östman, Adam Fischer, Leo Hussain, John Adams and Christophe Rousset. In concert Ann-Kristin Jones has appeared with period ensembles as Les Talens Lyriques and Concerto Copenhagen as well as with the symphony orchestras in Aarhus, Sønderjylland and Odense. She has also appeared with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Radio Sinfonietta, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, DalaSinfoniettan, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Ann-Kristin Jones has been the recipient of several scholarships with numerous awards from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and she has made many recordings for Swedish, Norwegian and Danish Radio as well as for Swedish Television. 2008 was a very successful year for Ann-Kristin Jones in terms of competition. She was one of three finalists in the major Swedish soloist competition “Solistpriset” and she was also a prize winner at the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition.

Ann-Kristin is currently a member of the soloist ensemble at Gothenburg Opera, Sweden. During season 2017-2018 she will sing La Ciesca in Puccinis Gianni Schicchi, Der Komponist in Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos, Rosina in Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Mother in Jonathan Doves The monster in the maze and Arianna a Naxos by Haydn.












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