Uno Stjernqvist

11 December 1928 Stockholm – 27 July 2004 Huddinge

Picture of Uno Stjernqvist as Duca
Picture of Uno Stjernqvist
Picture of Uno Stjernqvist
Picture of Uno Stjernqvist

Uno Stjernqvist sings Der Rosenkavalier: Di rigori armato

He was originally a graduate engineer, and only in 1956/57 studied voice with Carl Martin Öhman and Joel Berglund. Debut in 1957 as Belmonte, at the Drottningholm Festival; he repeated the role the same year at the Royal Opera Stockholm, and sang also Almaviva there. The next year, he became a regular member of the Stockholm opera. His specialty was Mozart, but he also sang Faust, Alfredo, Edgardo, Lenskij, Rodolfo and even Don Carlo. He stayed at the Royal Opera Stockholm until he had to interrupt his career in 1971 because of hearing loss after surgery.

He recovered, and made his comeback at the Folkoperan Stockholm in 1985 – now as Radames (more than 50 performances in a run). He also returned to the Royal Opera and the Edinburgh Festival, and sang Calaf at the Folkoperan in 1988.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

I would like to thank Daniele Godor for the pictures (bottom two).
I would like to thank Helge K. Sæbø for the recording and pictures (top two).

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