Set Svanholm Edit Profile
He then studied at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm as well as taking singing lessons from the famous baritone John Forsell, who also taught Aksel Schiøtz and Jussi Björling.
Organist, Tillberga, Sweden, 1922. Teacher, organist, Saby, Sweden, 1924-1925, 26-29. Organist, Strömsholm, 1927-1929.
Conductor of chorus St. Jacobi Church, Stockholm, 1929-1949. Professor singing Conservatory of Music, 1930-1940. Debut as tenor in Stockholm as Radames in Aida, 1936.
Performed at Salzburg Festival, 1938. Guest appearances in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Budapest, London, Lisbon, La Scala, Bayreuth Festival. Guest performances with opera companies, symphony orchestras, United States of America.
Dramatic tenor roles in Wagnerian operas, also as Otello, Radames, Manrico, Pagliacci, Don Jose, Samson, Herod, Eisenstein and others. Member Royal Opera House, Stockholm, since 1931, Metropolitan Opera County, New York, 1946-1956. Director, general manager Royal Opera House, Stockholm, 1956-1963.
Member Royal Opera House, Stockholm, since 1931, Metropolitan Opera County, New York, 1946-1956.
Married Nini Hogstedt, September 7, 1934. Children: Eva, Henrik, Inger, Jon, Kerstin, Solveig.
Commander Austrian Order of Merit. Commander Dutch Oranien-Nassau Order. Commander Norwegian St. Olaf Order.
Commander Danish Order Dannebrog. Commander Order White Rose of Finland. L’ Ordre de la Republic de la Tunisie.