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TOBIAS RINGBORG

CONDUCTOR

Tobias Ringborg has established himself on the concert podium and in the opera house, as conductor, soloist and chamber musician. His career started in 1994 when he won the prestigious Soloist Prize in Sweden. The same year he graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and his violin studies continued at the Juilliard School in New York. Ringborg has appeared with every Swedish and several Scandinavian orchestras, often both as soloist and conductor, and has made some 20 CD recordings.

As an operatic conductor he made his debut in 2001 at the Stockholm Folkoperan and has since then been closely associated with the Royal Swedish Opera. He has also led productions at Malmö Opera, the Norwegian Opera, the Danish National Opera and Oper Leipzig. In 2005 he made his London debut, with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Barbican.

Ringborg has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the 2011 Nobel Prize Ceremony, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Turandot and Fedora at the Royal Swedish Opera, Turandot at Dalhalla, I Puritani at Danish National Opera, Il trovatore and Le nozze di Figaro at Scottish Opera, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, Macbeth and L’elisir d’amore at Opera North, Idomeneo, Le comte Ory and Aniara in Malmö, Turandot and L’elisir d’amore in Gothenburg, Die Fledermaus in Oslo, Madama Butterfly and Tosca at New Zealand Opera, and Idomeneo at Garsington Opera.

Recent and upcoming highlights include La Bohème for New Zealand Opera, The Magic Flute for Scottish Opera, his Australian debut with Madama Butterfly in Adelaide, Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in Malmö, Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at Garsington Opera as well as concerts with Victoria Symphony (Canada), Swedish Radio SO,Auckland Philharmonia, Dalansinfoniettan and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North.

In 2010 he was awarded the Herbert Blomstedt Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, of which he since 2011 is a member

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Conductor – Madama Butterfly (2019)

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My State Opera favourite moment was performing the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”. It is an Everest of a role and truly a test of mental, physical, and vocal stamina. I was surrounded by wonderful colleagues both on and off stage, and together, we created something very special. It was one of the most harmonious (no pun intended!) productions I have ever been a part of.

I treasure every single memory from the very first rehearsal to the standing ovation at the end of the sold-out final performance. Most of all, it marked my change from ensemble performer to State Opera principal artist and I will be forever grateful to have been given that opportunity from a company that I have grown up with and hold very dear in my heart. - Joanna McWaters - Lyric Soprano
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My State Opera favourite moment was performing the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”. It is an Everest of a role and truly a test of mental, physical, and vocal stamina. I was surrounded by wonderful colleagues both on and off stage, and together, we created something very special. It was one of the most harmonious (no pun intended!) productions I have ever been a part of. 

I treasure every single memory from the very first rehearsal to the standing ovation at the end of the sold-out final performance. Most of all, it marked my change from ensemble performer to State Opera principal artist and I will be forever grateful to have been given that opportunity from a company that I have grown up with and hold very dear in my heart. - Joanna McWaters - Lyric Soprano

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Was fabulous and my partners first full opera that he loved and he is a truckie ❤️

I came and saw you in this. I was right at the back of the theatre and I never had any issues hearing every word you sang it was truly beautiful

Have seen Madama butterfly 4 times! Still my absolute favourite opera🥰each one stunning & performed beautifully... Thanku🙏❤️

Was this a the festival theatre about 4 or so years ago? Absolutely brilliant and memorable production.

Your performance was a turning point in your career, I thought.

First opera in which I saw you. Great Wow! factor!

And you were wonderful xxx

Beautiful performance🤗😘

Fantastic performance! 🍾

You were wonderful

Love it!

I prefer to call you Madame Spanks

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"McWaters captured the hearts of everyone in the crowd with a voice that seemed born for the role." - Limelight Magazine

Joanna McWaters performs Dolly's Aria from Cloudstreet. Dolly is the role that Joanna created and premiered in 2016. Have you caught up on all of the Arias From the Archives episodes?
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One day I dream to sing this role as beautifully as you jo x

Such a great role Jo McWaters!

Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto.

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dolly's aria watch here: youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso
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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto. 

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dollys aria watch here: https://youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso

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Love it too. An amazing production with our talented artists.

This was the best moment of the opera, (or one of the best). Loved it.

Still on my Bucket list!! Love , love , love it!!

I would love to see this again - it changed me forever

Must be revived as so many people missed out!

Brilliant production!

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As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you.

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Looking forward to the next time you are home Grant Doyle 🎼

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