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Margareta Hallin



mezzo-soprano, Margareta Hallin, Royal Swedish Opera


Margareta Hallin had an interesting and varied career, beginning with her debut in 1955 as Rosina in The Barber of Seville with the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. She went on to sing more than 1,500 performances at the Royal Opera House over the next twenty-nine years and now has a bust there in her honor. This focus on Sweden was by her own choice; Nicolai Gedda, for one, thought that with her “beautiful coloratura soprano voice” she could have had an international career.

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