Kjerstin Dellert in June 2013
|Born||4 November 1925|
|Died||5 March 2018(aged 92)|
From the mid-1950s to the 1970s she worked primarily at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in a variety of opera roles, including Floria in Puccini's Tosca and Harry Martinson/Erik Lindegren/Karl-Birger Blomdahl's opera Aniara in 1959.
Dellert has also been the initiator and producer of a few gala shows for particular celebrations, such as the show financed by Sweden's Parliament and given in 1976 at the Stockholm Opera for the wedding of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia (where ABBA first performed Dancing Queen and she performed O, min Carl Gustaf). and a review at Södra teatern for her own 50th birthday in 1975.
Dellert was the Managing Director of the Ulriksdal Palace Theatre Confidencen. Since the mid-1990s she has been retired from the stage, officially retired from the Swedish Royal Opera since 1979, but briefly in 2005 made a critically acclaimed appearance as Maria Callas in the play Master Class by Terrence McNally at Confidencen and Lorensbergsteatern in Gothenburg.
In her first marriage Dellert was the mother of artist and entertainment personality Thomas Dellert, her only child.
Illness and deathEdit
- "Kjerstin Dellert: "Det är vidrigt att fylla 90"". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- "Kjerstin Dellert fyller 80 år den 4 november". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- "BILDSPECIAL: Följ med hem till Kjerstin Dellert". 13 September 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- Kjerstin Dellert i förtroende ISBN 91-0-057326-4 pg. 84
- ""Aniara" – opera för orostider – DN.SE". 8 January 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- Dagens Nyheter, 19 June 1976.
- Expressen (5 November 1975) & Hänt i Veckan (13 November 1975).
- Article in Göteborgs-Posten, 23 November 2005.
- Pettersson, Leo. "Kjerstin Dellert har dött". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
- "Kjerstin Dellert drabbad av stroke". Retrieved 12 October 2017.