Ann-Kristin Jones - Singer - Mezzo-Soprano
Ann-Kristin Jones was born in the Dalecarlia-region of Sweden and studied at the Falun Music Conservatory and Norwegian Music Academy, Oslo. On completing her studies she was admitted to the Opera School at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, as well as to the Soloist Class of professor Susanna Eken from which she graduated with distinction.
She made her stage debut in the title role in Handel’s Orlando at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg, Denmark, and the year after made her debut at Drottningholm Court Theatre as Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte. Other engagements have included Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, Gothenburg Opera and Malmö Opera, Siebel in Gounod Faust, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Knappe/Blumenmädchen in Parsifal, Sesto in Giulio Cesare and Bradamante in Alcina for Gothenburg Opera and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
She is an experienced concert soloist and her significant repertoire includes all of the main oratorios as well as orchestral songs by Mahler, Wagner and Zemlinsky. She has worked with conductors including Lars-Ulrik Mortensen, Laurence Cummings, Gian-Carlo Andretta, Paul Hillier, Arnold Östman, Robert King, Pietro Rizzo, John Adams, Henrik Schaefer and Christophe Rousset, and has appeared with period ensembles such as Les Talens Lyriques and Concerto Copenhagen as well as with the symphony orchestras in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Sønderjylland and Odense. She has also appeared with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, DalaSinfoniettan, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Future appearances include Maffio Orsini in Lucretia Borgia directed by Christof Loy at Gothenburg Opera.
"Vocally in a class of her own is Ann-Kristin Jones as Cherubino. She is naturally boyish without exaggeration and the flexible voice shimmers with colours and overtones."
- Stage director