Opera singer Hedvig Jalhed earned a MA in vocal performance at the Malmö Academy of Music in 2006 and graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 2009. She has performed solo parts for instance at The Royal Opera in Stockholm and at Malmö Opera, as well as together with symphony orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and more. In 2010, she founded the independent new opera company Operation Opera in Halmstad and since 2013 she is appointed artistic director of Halland Opera & Vocal Festival on behalf of Region Halland. Besides her active career as a singer, she has also written libretti and directed music drama for Operation Opera. Since 2016, she is a PhD student in performance practice at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, where she is conducting a practice-led research project on interactive and immersive chamber opera. In 2021, she joined the Academy of Music and Opera at Mälardalen University as a lecturer in chamber music and chamber opera.