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Karolina was born and raised in Stockholm and has worked professionally as operasinger since 2007, when she graduated from the Stockholm Opera Academy. She has sung on operastages and concert halls all around Sweden, as well as the rest of Europe and has made herself a name for being an artist with a wide artistic range.

She has performed roles at the Royal Opera Stockholm, Drottningholmsteatern, Theatre Megaron (Athens), Le Grand Thèatre Aix en Provence, Theater Carré (Amsterdam), the Beckett Theatre (Dublin), Athens Festival, Göteborgsoperan, B.A.M. (New York), Wexford Opera (Ireland), Folkoperan, Ulriksdals Slottsteater, Malmö Opera.

Karolina had her big break through in 2007 with the lead role Xerxes in the opera by Händel as she sung her debut at the Drottningholm theatre. Since then her career has consisted of roles such as Orfeo (Gluck), Pauline (Queen of Spades), Ottone (L´incorronazione di Poppea), Prins Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Fenena (Nabucco), Xerxes (Händel), Cornelia (Cesare), Giovanni Battista (Salome, Stradella), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Frau Peachum (Die Dreigrossenoper), Kasturbai/Mrs. Alexander (Satyagraha).  She has also done cross-over roles such as the baritone role Guglielmo in the opera Le Villi by Puccini.

At the opera festival d´Aix en Provence she was noticed for her interpretation of the role Phèdre in Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau). The production, named Pygmalion, was a collaboration between Les Arts Florissants and Sir William Christie together with the legendary choreographer Trisha Brown and the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Collaborations with dancers, choreographers and dance companies have continued to be a part of Karolinas career. Apart from Trisha Brown she has  worked with the Irish Animated State Dance Company, Apostolia Papadamaki (Greece), Lotta Melin (Sweden), Patrik Sörling (Sweden) and Cisco Aznar (Spain). Karolina has also worked with the Swedish new circus group Cirkus Cirkör in two productions with music by Philip Glass. The latter was Glass´ most recent opera Circus Days and Nights, which had world premiere in 2021 at the Malmö opera.

Karolina has also been engaged in numerous concerts - oratories, lied concerts, opera showrooms, chambermusic collaborations etc For eg. with the Venetian chamber music orchestra Opera da Camera di Venezia which specializes in Vivaldi. In 2008 Karolina was invited to represent Sweden and entertain at the big banquet at state visit of the Royal Court to Lisbon, Portugal. She has also been engaged for the Baltic Sea Festival as well as the Swedish Television Fortnight concert at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm. Karolina has also sung a great deal of contemporary compositions by for e.g. Jonas Forsell, Paula af Malmborg Ward and Thomas Hewitt Jones and was the first soloist to sing the mezzo soprano part in Rekviem by Jan Sandström

Alongside her traditional work with the classical repertoire, Karolina has always kept an aspiration for examining and developing the way of performing classical music. She has always had a great scenic interest and has made sure to have a number of her own concerts per year, where she can apply her own conceptual ideas. In 2013 she had the first opening of a performance of her own called  "Opera für Alle!"given at the Stockholm City Theatre as well as at the Confidencen - the famous small  baroque theatre in Stockholm - and the Helsingborgs Stadsteater. In collaboration with Riksteatern - the Swedish National Theatre organization - the performance went on a Sweden tour of 27 performances during the autumn of 2015.

Apart from her musical education Karolina has a degree from the Gotland School of Fine Arts as well as a basic degree in Social Science. She also plays the alto saxophone, is a skilled sketcher and painter and a creator of stage costumes and puppets, as well as music productions. Click on the BLIXTART page tfor more information and pictures.

This season 2025/2025 Karolina is engaged at the Stockholm Royal opera in the Swedish contemporary opera Löftet, Vilse, Jenufa and Sweeney Todd.

People who are a great source of inspiration are names such as Gustav Mahler, Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc and Tove Jansson.