Kjerstin Dellert

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Kjerstin Dellert
Kjerstin Dellert 2013.jpg
Kjerstin Dellert in Stockholm in 2013
Background information
Born (1925-11-04) 4 November 1925 (age 89)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres opera
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1951-

Kjerstin Dellert (born November 4, 1925) is a Swedish opera singer and theater manager. Born in Stockholm, Dellert made her debut at Stora teatern (the old Gothenburg Opera stage) in Gothenburg in the 1950s. From the mid-50s to the 1970s she worked primarily at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in a variety of opera roles, including Floria in Puccini's Tosca and Harry Martinson/Erik Lindegren/Karl-Birger Blomdahl's opera Aniara in 1959.

Dellert has also been the initiator and producer of a few gala shows for particular celebrations, such as the star-studded extravaganza financed by Sweden's Parliament and given in 1976 at the Stockholm Opera for the wedding of King Carl Gustaf och Queen Silvia (where ABBA first performed Dancing Queen and she performed O, min Carl Gustaf).[1] and an equally star-studded review at Södra teatern for her own 50th birthday in 1975.[2]

Dellert is the Director of the Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen. Since the mid-1990s she has been retired from the stage, officially retired from the Swedish Royal Opera since 1979, but briefly in 2005 made an critically acclaimed appearance[citation needed] as Maria Callas in the play Master Class by Terrence McNally at Confidencen.

She dubbed the singing voice of Eva Dahlbeck for the role of Helena in the film Sköna Helena (1951), and she participated in Melodifestivalen 1972 with "Kärlek behöver inga ord", finishing fourth.

Kjerstin Dellert is the mother of artist and entertainment personality Thomas Dellert.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Dagens Nyheter 1976-06-19
  2. ^ Expressen 1975-11-05 & Hänt i Veckan 1975-11-13