Michaela von Koch (born 1978), sang mezzosoprano up to 2006.
She has been singing soprano repertoire since 2007.
Michaela studied at the Stockholm University College of Opera.
Previously, Michaela attended Operastudio 67 and Kulturama's
classical singing programme.
In school Michaela attended the Music Esthetical programme at
Gångsätra skola in Lidingö. She also spent a couple of years in Linköping's
Anna Högström is Michaela's singing teacher and vocal coach
since more than 10 years. Michaela has also studied classical singing
and interpretation with the former General Director of the Royal
Swedish Opera Lars af Malmborg och opera singer Gunilla af Malmborg.
Roles at Stockholm University College of Opera include
La Dori in La Dori by Cesti, The Secretary in The Consul by Menotti, Brita in
Kronbruden by Rangström, Dorabella in Mozart's Cosí fan tutte, Carmen in
Carmen by Bizet, Charlotte in Werther by Massenet, Tintomara in Werle's
Tintomara and Agathe in Weber's Der Freischütz.
Michaela has been engaged to sing the role Dido in Purcell's opera
Dido and Aeneas, which will be performed at Confidencen (the Ulriksdal
Palace Theatre) in April 2008.
Roles at Operastudio 67 include
Hansel in Hansel and Gretchen by Humperdinck, Octavian in
Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, Musette in La Bohéme by Leoncavallo
and Rosina in Rossini's the Barber at Seville.
Over the last few years Michaela has been engaged as soloist at various
occasions including concerts at the Academy of Music Nybrokajen 11 in
Stockholm, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and Lyckå Kammarmusikfestival in Karlskrona.
Michaela has particpated in masterclasses with among others Christa Ludwig,
Loa Falkman, Torbjörn Lillieqvist, Craig Ruthenberg and Dan Marek.
In 2006 Michaela was appointed as Sweden's representative at Eurovox in
Vienna. The engagement included masterclasses, a concert and the
recording of a CD.
Michaela received scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music in
2006 and 2007. She also received Lions' in Saltsjöbaden Alice Babs Award
2007, the Swedish Wagner Society's Bayreuth Award for 2008 and the
Swedish Order of Freemasons' Award for Young Singers in 2007.
Michaela was soloist and Lucia at the Swedish-American Chamber of
Commerce in New York's annual Lucia Trade Award dinner and Christmas
Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York in 2001 - 2005.
Michaela made her first appearance on the opera stage at the age
of 11 in the role Emma at Folkoperan in Georg Riedel's opera Barfotaliv.