Louise Sjöstedt, dare I say, the best soprano to have shared a stage with the 'Phil' in recent years...

Last Night of the Proms: Wakefield Express - 22nd October 2008

“Magnifcence at Åhaga Concert Hall!....But the real highlight of this concert was found in the shining efforts of the soloists. With the evening's soprano soloist, the Nordic romanticism found a first-rate interpreter in Louise Sjöstedt.  With a solid as well as sensitive voice she poured life and intimacy into song classics by Sibelius and Stenhammar, where most notably “Svarta Rosor” and “Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte” were interpreted with great dramatic insight which was also supported by an adaptable and resonant orchestra.”

Borås Tidning - 29th March 2007

I Quattro Rusteghi, Wolf Ferrari

“Louise Sjöstedt has the surest stage manner!”

Patrick O’Conner - Opera Magasine,

“...while Louise Sjöstedt’s Marina and Helena Dix’s Felice...both show well produced voices and highly developed stage skills”.

George Hall - The Stage

Cendrillon, Massenet  

“Especially notable are Swedish soprano Louise Sjöstedt in the title role with her strong, forward tone...”

George Hall - The Stage

“In the title role, Louise Sjöstedt had an attractive stage presence and was convincingly the underdog without ever overdoing it. Musically she came into her own in the more dramatic scenes with the Prince and La Fée; here she seemed very comfortable and her voice took on a dramatic lustre.”.......“In their duets, the prince and Sjöstedt combined to convincingly suggest two young people, passionately in love; both sang with intensity and tenderness.”......“The duet with Cinderella in Act Three, when they remember their past lives, was one of the musical highlights.”

Robert Hugill - Classical Source

“The female leads, including the Prince Julia Riley were all assumed to great satisfaction, the Swedish Cinderella very comfortable in French.

Peter Graham Woolf - Musical Pointers

Louise has a big, well projected voice of good quality (perhaps a future Turandot?) 

Dame Anne Evans


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“Louise Sjötedt’s impressive command of the stage and soaring tones kept the audience on the edge of their seats”


soprano, director, vocal + drama coach, theatre producer