Swedish soprano Hedvig Jalhed from the town of Halmstad on the west coast of Sweden is a graduate (Master of Fine Arts) from Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University and The University College of Opera in Stockholm. She is currently living in Malmö and is a PhD Student at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University from the autumn 2016, working on a research project about ludo-immersive chamber opera.
She has sung solo parts with orchestras such as Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester and Gävle Symfoniorkester, and has appeared in operatic roles with Hurra Barockorkester and at Confidencen, Ulriksdals slottsteater. 2009 she made her debut at The Royal Opera in Stockholm in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame and was seen as one of the main charachters in the operatic movie Hotell Opera in Swedish national TV (SVT). During 2010 she was employed as a soloist at Malmö Opera.
She has received a number of scholarships, for example from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music and 2012 Halmstad Municipality’s Cultural Scholarship.
2010 she founded the experimental opéra nouveau company Operation Opera in Halmstad, which produces at least one new opera project a year for the audience in the region of Halland and on national tours. She has been appointed artistic director of Halland Opera & Vocal Festival since 2013 and has a great deal of experience in artistic and cultural management.
Hedvig has also studied graphic design, typography, image editing and game design on university level.