- Elizabeth Forbes
(b Vänersborg, Stockholm, Sept 3, 1924). Swedish baritone. Educated in Stockholm, he joined the Royal Opera there in 1952. He appeared at Bayreuth (1958), Edinburgh (1959 and 1974), Covent Garden (1960), Montreal (1967), Munich and Berlin, where he created the title role in Dallapiccola’s Ulisse (1968), but his career was centred on Stockholm, where he sang in the repertory operas of Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Strauss and Puccini. His roles also included Wozzeck, Nick Shadow, the title role of Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero, Yevgeny Onegin, Busoni’s Faust, Baron Prus (The Makropulos Affair), Mr Gedge (Albert Herring) and Tovey (The Mines of Sulphur). He created the Mimaroben in Blomdahl’s Aniara (1959), Julien in Lars Johan Werle’s Drömmen om Thérèse (1964) and Saint Phar in Berwald’s Drottningen av Golconda (1968) and sang in the premières of Hilding Rosenberg’s ...