Conny Söderström

12 November 1911 Gävle – 5 March 1972 Stockholm

Picture of Conny Söderström

Conny Söderström sings Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée, in Swedish
1943 live
Originally a railroader, he started studying voice in 1937. From 1942 (debut role: Pedro) to 1966, he sang heroic tenor roles at the Royal Opera Stockholm: Tannhäuser, Florestan, Max, José, Samson, Canio, Tambourmajor. Guest appearances at the Vienna Staatsoper (two performances as Tannhäuser, 1950 and 1958, respectively), in Copenhagen and at the Edinburgh Festival.

His daughter Gunilla Söderström was a mezzosoprano at the Stockholm opera theater.

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 2


HMV, Stockholm 1943-03-26
0SB2279-1S Med folket för fosterlandet (Lundkvist)                              X7030
0SB2279-2S Med folket för fosterlandet (Lundkvist)                              unpublished
0SB2280-1S Svenskmannasång (Althén)                                             X7030
0SB2280-2S Svenskmannasång (Althén)                                             unpublished
I wish to thank my friend Daniele Godor for the picture and recording.
Source for the discography the defunct site

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