Ebba Lejonclou is a lyric mezzo-soprano currently attending the final year at the Stockholm University of the Art’s program for Opera and Vocal Performance where she will graduatein June 2024. Previously Ebba received her Bachelor’s degree in classical singing from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig (2021) and before that she studied voice and piano for two years at the Vadstena Academy, majoring in interpretation of art song.
In autumn 2024 Ebba will make her debut at Folkoperan in Stockholm in the role of Sigrid in the contemporary opera Herr Arnes Penningar, with music by Peter Nordahl.
Among recent engagements to be mentioned are Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Royal Swedish Opera, Anna Bjelke in a concert performance of Gustaf Wasa by J. G. Naumann with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Woman 1 at the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s The Book of Life with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Dodo McNeill at the Scandinavian premiere of the critically acclaimed contemporary opera Breaking the Waves by M. Mazzoli at the Vadstena Academy and Zweite Dame in Theater Rudolstadt’s Magic Flute.
Further studied roles include Dido in Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Eurydice by C. W. Gluck, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, zweiter Knabe, dritter Knabe, zweite Dame and dritte Dame in The Magic Flute, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.
Ebba also has a big interest in sacred repertoire, and she has studied the alto parts of A. Vivaldi’s Stabat mater, J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Dixit Dominus and Messiah by G. F. Händel, Stabat mater by G. P Pergolesi as well as by J. Haydn, Great Mass in C minor and Requiem by W. A. Mozart as well as Elijah by F. Mendelssohn.
In addition to this, Ebba finds great joy in working with the interpretation of songs and Lieder of among others Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf.