Mathilda Bryngelsson biography

Mezzo-soprano Mathilda Bryngelsson was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. Growing up, she played the flute, but in her early 20s, she turned her efforts toward singing opera. 

In 2023 Mathilda is debuting the roles of Dido (Dido & Aeneas) at Opera på Österbybruk, Una Converse (Suor Angelica) at Copenhagen Opera Festival, and Fekluša (Káťa Kabanová) at Bergen Nasjonale Opera.


Mathilda received her bachelor's degree in Opera Performance from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 2019. The same year she appeared as Medoro in a new adaptation of Handel's Orlando with Stockholm Royal Opera/Young at the Opera at Confidencen in Stockholm.


Between 2020 and 2022, Mathilda was a young artist at Malmö Opera Academy: a combined master’s program/opera studio at Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Opera. 

In the season 21/22, Mathilda could be seen as La Suora Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) on Malmö Opera’s main stage. She also performed multiple roles in the two tour productions of Det går an and Det stora oväsendet. In December 2021 she also visited Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg to sing the role of Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel.


Other roles performed include Cherubino and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Mercedes (Carmen), La Frugola (Il tabarro), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and Konchakovna (Prince Igor).  


Apart from the operatic repertoire, Mathilda has a thorough experience as an oratorio soloist, with repertoire ranging from Mozart's Requiem to the more unusual Luther in Worms by Meinardus. Both before and since finishing her studies, she has been a soloist in many oratorios in southern Sweden.


Mathilda has been the recipient of many notable scholarships and awards, including The Swedish Royal Academy of Music’s national scholarships every year between 2019-2022, the first prize in the competition OVIS-Rösten 2021, a Working Grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, and the highly prestigious Giresta Scholarship from Anders Wall’s Foundation 2022.


Select scholarships and prizes

Working Grant - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden), 2023

Giresta Scholarship - Anders Wall's Foundation, 2022 

National Scholarship - The Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien), 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Ebba och Birgit Janssons fond, 2022

Winner of OVIS-rösten, 2021

Föreningen för Tidig Musiks stipendium, 2021

Kyrktornets stiftelse, 2021

Anders Sandrews Stiftelse, 2021

"Till Anna Wedholms Minne" from Sundsvallskretsen och Örnsköldsvikskretsen av Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundet, 2020

Stiftelsen Civilingeniören Max Albin Dahlgrens stipendiefond, 2020

Anders Walls Stiftelse - Scholarship for participating in Confidencen Opera & Music Festival Academy, 2020

Prize winner – Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb, Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, Berlin, Germany, 2020

Music Scholarship – Frimuraresällskapet i Göteborg, 2019

Tobisons Stiftelse, 2019

Local Scholarship – The Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien), 2018

Stiftelsen den 25e juli 1988, 2018
Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet 2018, 2020, 2021
Herbert & Karin Jacobssons Stiftelse
Stiftelsen August Ringnér Stipendiefond

Stiftelsen Kempe-Carlgrenska Fonden
Therese Kamphs Stifendiefond
Ranghild Frykbergs Stiftelse
Carl Erik Levins Stiftelse
Makarna Lindeqvist Donationer
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
Kjellberska Flickskolans Donationer
Willinska Stiftelsen
Anna Withlocks Minnesfond
Elizabeth Luxton Memorial Scholarship