The Finnish soprano Kajsa Dahlbäck is an experienced interpreter of early, classical and contemporary music. She especially enjoys singing on the concert platform with different orchestras and instrumental ensembles. She has an extensive repertoire ranging from works by Monteverdi, Grandi, Bach and Handel to contemporary composers such as Kimmo Hakola and Kaija Saariaho. She has premiered many works, both forgotten pieces from the 17th century and contemporary ones by e.g. Kaj-Erik Gustafsson and Peter Hilli.
Her debut at the Finnish National Opera was in 2015 as Drusilla and Amor (voice) in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Other operatic work has included e.g. Morgana from Handel’s Alcina, Valencienne from Lehár’s The Merry Widow and Damon from Handel’s Acis and Galatea.
Ms Dahlbäck is the artistic director of Vaasa Baroque, an early music festival in Vaasa, Finland (www.vaasabaroque.com) that she founded in 2013. She also conducts Vaasa Baroque Ensemble and has conducted e.g. Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Vaasa City Orchestra and Kuopio City Orchestra.
Kajsa Dahlbäck studied church music at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki and graduated with excellent grades in 2005. She then continued with a master’s degree from the Opera Academy of Gothenburg University. Now she is a doctoral candidate at the artistic program of the Sibelius Academy and also studies conducting with Jorma Panula. Susanna Eken, Kammersänger Tom Krause and Dame Emma Kirkby have been her most important voice teachers.