Fredrik Zetterström counts among Scandinavia’s leading baritones of today. He studied with Prof. Birgit Stenberg and received his musical education at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. In 2012 Fredrik was awarded the prestigious OPERA Magazine's prize for his interpretation of Wozzeck at NorrlandsOperan.
He has been engaged by all Scandinavian opera companies as well as opera houses in Europe and America. Fredrik Zetterström has been noted for his performances in a wide range of roles in a repertoire consisting of works from the baroque to the most contemporary.
Among roles that he frequently performs are Rigoletto, Scarpia in Tosca, Jago in Otello, Amonasro in Aida, Germont in La Traviata, Wotan in Das Rheingold, Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande, Valentin in Faust, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Amfortas in Parsifal, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Barnaba in La Gioconda, title role in Wozzeck, Tonio in Pajazzo, Jochanaan i Salome, Balstrode in Peter Grimes, title role in Carl Unander-Scharin’s King of Fools, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Marcello in La Bohème, Posa in Don Carlo among others. In 2013 he was praised for his interpretation of the title role in Aribert Reimann’s Lear at Malmö Opera.
Fredrik Zetterström’s expansive vocal range has led to many appreciated and successful collaborations with contemporary composers such as Daniel Börtz, Lars Ekström, Jonas Forsell, Thomas Jennefeldt, Knut Nystedt, Karin Rehnqvist, Sven-David Sandström, and Carl Unander-Scharin.
Fredrik Zetterström is a frequent soloist in concerts and has appeared with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orcestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Sinfonia and Turku Symphony Orchestra in Finland.
The concert repertoire consists of pieces like Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Händel’s Messiah, Symphony No.9 by Beethoven, Rückertlieder by Mahler, Kung Eriks visor by Rangström, Sången by Stenhammar and Messa da Requiem by Verdi.