|Year of Birth:||1973|
Malin Byström (Swedish pronunciation: born 1973) is a Swedish lyric soprano who has sung leading roles at many of the world's leading opera houses.
Byström was born in Helsingborg. Byström studied at the Härnösand High School, followed by the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg for four years, then training as a soprano at Operahögskolan i Stockholm (University College of Opera, Stockholm).
She debuted at The Royal Opera as Amalia in I masnadieri in 2002, and has since sung Marguerite in Faust, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.
Byström has also appeared with the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She has sung at the Salzburg Festival and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Her opera debut in Sweden was not until autumn 2007, when she sang Marguerite in Gounod's Faust with the Gothenburg Opera.
In 2014, she sang the title role in Richard Strauss's Arabella, with the New York Times remarking that her voice "has silvery plush", and describing her as "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible...uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa".
Her repertoire includes the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, which she has sung at Palau de les Arts, Valencia, opposite Plácido Domingo, as well as three Mozart roles with Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Amelia in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra.