Håkan Ekenäs - Christus


Hakan Ekenäs

Håkan Ekenäs is from Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently doing postgraduate opera studies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, where he is a Karaviotis Scholar.

He performed the role of the Japanese envoy in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in their 2002-3 season. At the RCM, he has performed three roles for the Benjamin Britten International Opera School: Officer (Dialogues des Carmélites), Altomaro (Sosarme) and Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia). Håkan sang Pilate in the St John Passion at St John’s Smith Square with the City of London Chamber Choir, and appeared as a baritone soloist with the choir in two Christmas concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

More recent engagements include a recital in Beaumaris, Wales, with pianist Peter Møllerhøj, and a concert in Wells Cathedral with Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Peter Harvey and the Somerset Chamber Choir, where he sang solos in Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum and Britten’s Hymn to Saint Cecilia. Håkan recently performed as a soloist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Peter Schreier and the RCM Chamber Choir at St John’s Smith Square. He also performed the role of Leporello in a concert with highlights from Mozart’s Don Giovanni together with Sir Thomas Allen as Don Giovanni. As part of the From Sweden Project in Wigmore Hall he participated as a soloist in R V Williams’ Serenade to Music.

Håkan very recently sang Christus in Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Gary Graden and St Jacob’s Chamber Choir in Stockholm.