Here below is Petra Valman’s biography.
Petra Valman is a Swedish dramatic coloratura soprano. She was born and raised in Sidensjö outside Örnsköldsvik in the north of Sweden.
She started her musical career as a cellist during childhood at municipal music school. Later she continued her cello studies during high school at Kapellsberg Folkhögskola and did vocal studies at Mellansel Folkhögskola.
Petra Valman did a degree in Speech- and language therapy at Lund University 2006. This for the purpose of her great voice interest.
At the same time Petra Valman sang in Malmö chamber choir for Dan-Olof Stenlund. Moreover she did private singing studies for Britta Johansson at Malmö Musikhögskola.
After the Speech- and language Therapist exam Petra Valman continued singing studies. She did full-time classical singing training as well as opera studies at Vadstena Folkhögskola 2007-2009.
Certainly Petras eager to learn more about voice and singing continued. For example became Petra Valman 2018 certified within the method Anti-Aging for the voice. Furthermore became Petra a practitioner within ONE VOICE 2020.
Petra Valman participated in a masterclasses. Firstly for Torsten Föllinger 2005 and secondly for Ingrid Tobiasson 2012. In addition she has studied singing privately for teachers as
- Dorothy Irving,
- Mattias Danielsson,
- Bo Rosenkull,
- Ingrid Tobiasson,
- Hillevi Martinpelto and
- David Jones.
David Jones is still her vocal coach.
Furthermore during 2019 attended Petra Valman to a Method Acting course at Kulturama in Stockholm.
Petra Valman performed the opera roles
- Belinda (Dido and Aeneas),
- Violetta (La Traviata/Verdi),
- Ingeborg (Den Bergtagna/Hallström),
- Karin (Liten Karin/Hallström),
- Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea/Monteverdi),
- Gretchen (Hänsel und Gretchen/Humperdinck)
- The Queen of the NIght (The Magic Flute/Mozart)
at different stages. Between 2010-2018 Petra Valman worked as a coloratura soprano, creative partner and artistic leader in opera performing art productions.
In 2018, Petra Valman became a part of Operagruppen, which is an opera production team. Petra Valman is project manager and coloratura soprano within that group.