Karolina Åsberg is a freelancing Swedish mezzo-soprano. She graduated from the soloist master program of classical singing at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2022. Previously she has studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, at the Stockholm Opera Studio and at the Birkagården Folkhögskola. Now she studies for the Swedish court singer Anita Soldh.

Her most prominent roles include Giulio Cesare in Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2022), Radamisto in Radamisto (2022), Die Mutter in Erlkönigs Tochter (2021), Baba in The Medium (2020), Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea (2020), Sesto in La clemenza di Tito (2019), Third lady and third child-spirit in Die Zauberflöte (2019), Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (2018), Filipjevna in Eugene Onegin (2018), Sister Mathilde in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites (2017) and Mercedes (Myr-Elin) in Carmen (Uggle-Carin) at the Dala Floda Opera Festival in 2017.

In 2022 Karolina premiered the arioso Meine Hände by Kjell Perder, composed for mezzo-soprano and trumpet. Karolina performed the role Margareta in a scene from Norrmalmstorgsdramat (Albert Schnelzer) at the scenic opera concert during Mötesplats Opera 2021. Other performing opera singers were Anna Larsson, Elisabeth Meyer and Agnes Auer etc.

Karolina enjoys singing the solo parts in oratorios and has performed in for example Bach’s Matthäuspassion, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Johannespassion, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Missa Brevis and Vaughan Williams Mass in g-minor.

Besides performing as a soloist, Karolina has sung with e.g. the Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson’s Chamber Choir and Vokalharmonin, and also opera choir projects such as Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky), performed at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France, 2016), the Royal Festival Hall (London, 2016) and the Baltic Sea Festival 2017 at the Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, 2017). Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Director: Peter Sellars.

Karolina has participated in masterclasses with Anne Sofie Von Otter and Bengt Forsberg (2022), Iwa Sörenson von Gertten (2022), Barbro Marklund (2022), Pilar Beltran (2022), Ingrid Haking (2021), Bengt-Åke Lundin (2019), Barbro Marklund (2018), Ulrika Tenstam (2017). She has received scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Karolina Åsberg as Myr-Elin (Mercedes) in Uggle-Carin (Carmen), 2017. Also on picture: Caspar Engdahl and Emma FrostKarolina Åsberg in Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky), performed at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France, 2016)

Karolina Åsberg as Myr-Elin (Mercedes) in Uggle-Carin (Carmen), 2017.