Carl Unander-Scharin is a Swedish composer, opera singer, PhD and Professor, who has studied at the Royal College of Music, University College of Opera and Royal Institute of Technology (all in Stockholm).
He has a successful career as a lyric tenor (for upcoming performances, CLICK HERE → , having sung roles at many Swedish venues including the Folkoperan, Vadstena Academy and the Drottningholm Theatre as well as a large portion of the oratorio repertory. From 2000 to 2011 he was engaged as a tenor soloist at the Swedish Royal Opera. His roles have included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Almaviva (Il Barbiere), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) Gonzalve (L ́ heure Espagnole) and Nadir (The Pearlfishers) as well as a broad range of the oratorio repertory – in particular the Evangelist in the passions by J S Bach and the music of G F Handel and G Rossini.
Carl Unander-Scharin is a prolific composer (for a full list of compositions, CLICK HERE →) and has composed 12 operas, two oratorios and a wide range of music for TV, dance, films and choirs – as well as interactive works in the ”Opera Mecatronica”-series. His works have been performed internationally, in countries such as USA, Hungary, Holland, Finland, France, South Africa, Croatia. He has held two composer-in-residence positions (Gothenburg Opera and Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen) and has received numerous prices as well as commissions. Among the commissioners are such venues as The Stockholm Royal Opera, NorrlandsOperan, The Croatian National Opera, Swedish Television, Swedish Radio, Berwaldhallen and Vadstena-Akademien.
Carls PhD thesis, ”Extending Opera”, can be downloaded, CLICK HERE →.
He was a Visiting Professor at the University College of Opera in Stockholm from 2011 to 2014 and holds a Professor position since 2014 at the University of Karlstad. Unander-Scharin is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.