Malin Byström som Jenufa i Jenufa på Kungliga Operan 2017.
Malin Byström as Jenufa in Jenufa at the Royal Opera House 2017. Credit: Maryam Barari/Kungliga Operan

Why Sweden has so many successful female opera singers

4:23 min

Sweden was successful at opera's answer to the Oscars, the 2018 International Opera Awards in London earlier this week, when Malin Byström was named Female Singer of the Year.

The lyric soprano from Helsingborg is the latest in a long line of Swedish female opera singers going back centuries to reach international success. Radio Sweden finds out why.

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