Gustav Johansson is a Swedish bass (b. 1995) from Stockholm. He graduated from the Royal Danish Opera Academy with a Masters degree in June 2021 portraying the roles of Masetto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni by Mozart. 


He is since 2016 living in Copenhagen where he 2019 received his Bachelor grade from the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Marianne Rørholm, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, with Prof. Petteri Salomaa. Previous studies were made at Vadstena Folkhögskola with Anders Düring, and Södra Latins Gymnasium with Ove Pettersson.

From September 2021 Gustav is part of the ensemble at Grundtvig's Church in Copenhagen.


He has taken part of masterclasses with renowned singers and artists such as Prof. Em. Dorothy Irving, Torbjörn Liljeqvist, Helmut Deutsch, Bo Skovhus, Konrad Jarnot, Kristian Attila, Susanna Eken, Randi Stene, Michael Eliasen and Neville Dove. 

Other teachers and musical role models that Gustav studied and worked with includes  Ebbe Knudsen, Natascha Metherell, Palle Knudsen, Anne Margrethe Dahl, Ann Crosset, Monica Thomasson, Erik Karlberg, Thomas Darelius, Jakob Lorentzen, Filip Hamber, Joakim Bergdahl, Anna Sofie Keller Brandsborg, Yngvild Ruud and Markus Lehtonen.

 

In the season 21/22 he debuts at the Royal Danish Opera House where he will portray three small parts in The Nose by Shostakovichs. He also performs at Aalborg Operafestival, Ung Nordisk Musikfestival in Århus, in Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies with Insimul Sinfonietta at Utstein Kloster and Isolation by Louise Alenius at Østerbro Teater. Gustav is also part of the Søholm Opera Young Artist Ensemble.
Gustav made his debut as Collatinus in Benjamin Brittens The Rape of Lucretia at the Helsinki Music Centre (Finland) in November 2018.  In the season of  2020/2021 he was supposed to sing the roles of 2nd Graalsritter in Parsifal by Wagner and A man with a cornet case, from Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, at the Royal Danish Opera House, but both of these shows were canceled due to the corona pandemic. Other experience from Royal Danish Opera House includes covering the parts of Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and En Vægter (Maskarade).

In 2020, Gustav received the Anders Sandrews foundations scholarship for further studies on 80 000 SEK.

OPERA REPERTOIRE

P. Maxwell Davies: Eight songs for a mad king - George III

Insimul Sinfonietta, Stavanger, August 2021; Aalborg Operafestival August 2022

M. Mazzoli: Breaking the Waves - Councilman

Vadstena-Akademien, July 2022

W.A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Bartolo

The Royal Danish Opera Academy, Copenhagen, June 2022 

D. Shostakovich: The Nose - Footman/2nd Son/Kovaljovs 1st acquaintance 

The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, May 2022 

C.M. Bellman/Gustav Johansson: Fredmans kærlighed - Fredman

Copenhagen, February 2022 

L. Alenius: Stille Slag - Bass

Østerbro Theatre, Copenhagen, November 2021

P. Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King - George III

Utstein Kloster, Stavanger, August 2021

W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni - Commendatore/Masetto

The Royal Danish Opera Academy, Copenhagen, May 2021

W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute - Sarastro (in Danish/German)

 Cover at The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen,  season 20/21

C. Nielsen: Maskarade - En Vægter 

 Cover at The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen,  season 20/21

P. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Prince Gremin

The Royal Danish Opera Academy, Copenhagen, October 2020

D. Argento: Postcard from Morocco - A man with a cornet case/puppetmaster 

The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen,  season 20/21 (canceled)

M. Vestergaard: Titanic - a Murder Mystery — the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe

The Royal Danish Academy of Music, January 2019

B. Britten: The Rape of Lucretia - Collatinus

Helsinki Music Centre, November 2018

A. Vivaldi: Il Giustino - Voce di Dentro/Chorus Bass

Næstved Early Music Festival, July 2018

W.A. Mozart: Mostly Mozart - Antonio (Marriage of Figaro)
The Royal Danish Academy of Music, January 2018

I. Nørholm: The Garden Wall - The Brother

The Royal Danish Academy of Music, January 2017

D. Cimarosa: Frihetens kvinnor - Don Rocco

Vadstena Old Theatre - maj 2016

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ART SONGS AND ORATORIO

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ART SONGS AND ORATORIO

J.S. Bach: St Johns passion - Jesus/Pilatus

J.S. Bach: Cantata 140 Wachet auf

J.S. Bach: Cantata 211 Coffee Cantata

F. Biber: Requiem in A

W.A. Mozart: Requiem

J. Pachelbel: Was gott tut das ist Wohlgetan

H. Rosenberg: Den heliga natten (the holy night) - Herodes

H. Schütz: Musikalisches Exequien


The core repertoire of the art songs for bass voice from 

Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, England, USA and France

Other information

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Gustav Johansson has toured and performed, as soloist as well as part of choir in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Germany, Malta.
This includes stages at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, The old radiohouse's Concert hall, Holmens Kirke, the Stockholm Concert hall, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, the House of Nobility in Stockholm, Stockholm Cathedral, Vadstena Cathedral, Lund's Cathedral, Malmö Live, Helsinki Music Centre, Tours opera house and Berliner Dom.

Gustav Johansson has been part of following vocal ensembles and choirs:

Grundtvigs Kantori (DK)

Hvidovre Kantori (DK)

Gentofte Kantori (DK)

Holmens Vocal ensemble and Kantori (DK)

Lunds Vokalensemble (SE)

Barytängsviss (SE)

Charlottenborgskyrkans vokalensemble (SE)

Vokus Pokus (SE)

Adolf Fredriks kyrkas ungdomskör (SE)

Nacka ungdomskör (SE)

Stockholm Domkyrkoförsamlings gosskör (SE)