|Year of Birth:||1944|
|Year of Death:||2003|
Paul Peter Christer Lindroos (26 February 1944 – 17 November 2003) was a Finnish opera singer who appeared in leading tenor roles throughout Europe but was particularly associated with the Finnish National Opera and the Royal Danish Opera. Although he specialised in the 19th-century Italian lirico spinto repertoire, he also sang in many 20th-century works and created the role of The King in Erik Bergman's Det sjungande trädet in 1995. In his later years he was a professor of voice at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden. He died along with his young son in a car accident near Malmö at the age of 59. He is buried in Pohja, Finland, the town of his birth.
Lindroos was born to a musical family in Pohja, a village in the Swedish-speaking region of Finland. His father Bertel was the organist in Pohja's Swedish-language Lutheran Church and his mother Hjördis a singer in the church choir and local concerts. He initially studied to be a church cantor and organist at the Sibelius Academy and in his early years worked as a cantor. After completing his studies at the Sibelius Academy in 1964 he studied privately in Helsinki with the soprano Jolanda di Maria Petris who retrained his voice from bass-baritone to tenor. His tenor voice retained it baritonal timbre, and he would later specialise in the lirico spinto repertoire. Radames in Aida, Manrico in Il trovatore, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Don José, in Carmen, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos and the title role in Parsifal were amongst his best known roles.