Mikael Horned, born in Linköping, Sweden, is a versatile baritone with a colorful voluminous voice. He has sung at several of Sweden's prominent stages such as the Royal Opera House in Stockholm. Horned has proved himself a promising talent frequently engaged in both opera and concert repertoire.
Mikael is looking forward to portray the role of Lesbo (Agrippina) on the Drottningholm Palace Theatre in the summer of 2021 in an international cast headed by Ann Hallenberg in the title role.
2020 began with a production of Falstaff in the role of Ford at the Opera House in Oslo under the direction of renowned director Stefan Herheim in a collaboration with Oslo Academy of the Arts. The premiere was however cancelled due to COVID-19.
During 2019, Mikael did an acclaimed portrayal of Pluto in G. P. Telemann's Orpheus at Vadstena-Akademien, which was followed by a production of Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm where he did the role of Zaretsky.
Mikael graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in the spring of 2020 where he studied for the American baritone Robert Hyman. During his time he worked on roles such as Ford (Falstaff), Marcello (La Bohème), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Silvio (Pagliacci) and Giorgio Germont (La Traviata).
Other merits include scholarships from Anders Sandrews Foundation, Lisbeth Håkansson Foundation and the Freemasons of S:t Erik in Stockholm. Mikael was also semifinalist in the Ottavio Ziino International Lyric Competition and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Chamber music from Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden, where he graduated in 2017.