Hedvig Jalhed, Opera Maker

Soprano Hedvig Jalhed is an opera singer, librettist, and director, specializing in immersive opera. She is a graduate from the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University (MA), and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Currently, she holds a position as a PhD candidate in performance practice at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, where she also teaches. Her research interests include immersive strategies, game design, and participatory events in the context of contemporary music drama. In 2010, she founded the independent opera company Operation Opera and since 2013, she is appointed artistic director of Halland Opera & Vocal Festival. She has performed as a soloist at for instance the Royal Opera in Stockholm and Malmö Opera, and has sung solo parts with a number of Swedish symphony orchestras. With Operation Opera, her artistic works have been presented both in Sweden and internationally, for example at festivals such as Transistorfestivalen in Malmö and at Óperudagar in Reykjvik.