|Year of Birth:||1971|
Michael Weinius, born March 1, 1971 in Stockholm, is a Swedish tenor opera singer. After winning first prize at the 2008 international Wagner competition in Seattle, Weinius has quickly established himself as one of Europe's most sought after tenors.
Weinius received his first musical training at the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm and then studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, receiving his exam in 1995. He made his international debut as a baryton in the role of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and quickly became a regular guest at the Swedish opera houses in roles such as Renato/Greve Holberg in Un ballo in maschera, Posa in Don Carlos and Marcello i Bohème.
In 2004 Weinius switched his fach to tenor and made his debut in the role of Laca (Jenufa) at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå. During his first year as a tenor he was engaged to sing Don José (Carmen) in concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Marc Soustrot, Loge (Das Rheingold) in concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano, and Sergej (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District) at the Värmland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden. These initial triumphs as a tenor led to a row of role debuts, such as Riccardo/Gustav III (Un ballo in maschera), Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West) and Herod (Salome), Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) and Siegmund (Die Walküre), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don José again and the title role in Otello.