The baritone Karl-Magnus Fredriksson was one of the youngest singers ever to be awarded the title of Royal Court Singer in 2004. Since 1999 he has been employed at the Royal Opera in Stockholm where he has performed an enormous number of rôles including Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Fritz in Die tote Stadt, Onegin in Eugene Onegin, Count Luna in Il trovatore and Germont in La traviata. He has performed with conductors such as Sir Colin Davies, Andrew Davies, John Eliot Gardiner, Frans Brüggen, Alan Gilbert, Jesus Lopez-Cobos and Eric Ericson, and has a close collaboration with Gustaf Sjökvist, resulting in many world premières of newly composed music and a long tradition of performances of Handel’s Messiah, among other works. He has made many CD recordings with labels including Chandos, Vanguard Classics, BIS, Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos. He has made frequent appearances on television and in broadcasts where he has performed both contemporary music as well as previously unrecorded music.