Italian born baritone, Renato Girolami, studied singing in Rome with Sesto Bruscantini. After receiving his degree in „Konzertgesang“ from the Musikhochschule in München, where he studied with Ernst Haefliger, he participated in master classes in Berlin with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Passau and Salzburg were his first professional engagements, the latter of which led to his engagement at the Vienna Staatsoper, where he remained for 5 years in residence contract. Renato Girolami has been working as a freelance artist since 1996, in such theaters as Hamburg, Essen, Stuttgart, Vienna, Tokio, Naples, Marseille, etc, and has recorded the roles of Leporello in "Don Giovanni" as well as Figaro in "Le Nozze di Figaro" for Naxos. In the summer 2007 he made his debut in the Salzburger Festspiele as Osmin in the new production of Mozart's "Zaide" which was televised on 3Sat.
Due to his vocal flexibility, the rapidity of his parlando passages, his natural recitatives as well as his versatile role portrayals, Renato Girolami has become known as a specialist in the Mozart and Rossini operas. In addition, his belcanto line and phrasing and the warmth of his vocal timbre have allowed him to confront roles such as Germont, Enrico and Sharpless with equal success.
Renato Girolami is currently singing the lead role in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Royal Opera of Stockholm.
Samuel Chevalier started his career in Canada within the Air Liquide group where he was in charge of M&A for healthcare. He has now joined the Nordic team as a controlling and strategic planning Manager to develop the healthcare operation in both the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Jesper Meijling är arkitekt och bedriver ett forskningsprojekt om marknadisering vid KTH. Han har en bakgrund som producent vid Sveriges Radio inom samhälle, politik och ekonomi. Meijling har tidigare gett ut essäboken Påståenden om framtiden (2008).
Fencer in Djurgårdens IF.
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Jonathan Koertge is Sweden director of EHS Life Science at General Electric Healthcare and has been working as an EHS technician and environmental consultant for a number of years.
He has a master’s degree from Lund and a BA from Augustana College, Illinois.
Fredrik Vahlquist var Sveriges ambassadör till Kroatien 2008-13 och Sveriges Stockholmsbaserade sändebud till den heliga Stolen (Vatikanstaten) 2002-2008 och 2004-08 ambassadör till det då nyblivna EU-landet Malta.
Sedan sin pensionering 2013 är han bl a viceordförande för Birgittastiftelsen i Vadstena.
Dr. Paul T. Levin is the director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Stockholm University, and the author of, among other works,Turkey and the European Union: Christian and Secular Images of Islam