Renowned Opera Tenor. He was born in Finland, but lived in Sweden since the late 1960´s. He was educated at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, and made his debut as Rudolpho in Puccini´s La Bohéme, at the National Opera in Helsinki. After a few years at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg, Sweden, he came to Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Theatre) in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he was to become one of the most appreciated tenors in modern time. He has perfomed round the world at all major Opera scenes, and made his mark in Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Bohéme and Otello, to mention a few. He was also a Professor of Singing at the Malmoe Music College and the University of Lund in Sweden and received several honours as well. Cause of death: Car accident.
Bio by: Peter Robsahm