Biography

Here below is Petra Valman’s biography.

Petra Valman is a Swedish coloratura soprano. She was born and raised in Sidensjö, outside Örnsköldsvik in the north of Sweden.

Childhood

She started her musical career as a cellist during childhood. During high school, she studied cello at Kapellsberg Folkhögskola for Åke Hedman and vocals for Ellinor Hultin at Mellansel Folkhögskola.

Studies

Petra Valman then trained to a Speech- and language therapist at Lund University in the years 2002-2006. In the meantime she sang in Malmö chamber choir for Dan-Olof Stenlund and private singing studies for Britta Johansson (Malmö Musikhögskola). After the Speech- and language Therapist exam and a short time’s work, Petra Valman 2007-2009 studied full-time classical singing and opera at Vadstena Folkhögskola. Then she moved to Knivsta. In 2010, Petra Valman studied at Kulturama Opera Studio’s Further training and in 2013 Petra Valman was included in the artistic project Operalabb Elitgrupp under the leadership of Nikola Matisic.

Masters/teachers

Petra Valman participated in a masterclasses for Torsten Föllinger 2005 and Ingrid Tobiasson 2012. Petra Valman studied singing privately for Dorothy Irving, Mattias Danielsson, Bo Rosenkull, Ingrid Tobiasson, Hillevi Martinpelto and David Jones. During 2019 Petra Valman attended to a theatre course within Method Acting at Kulturama in Stockholm.

Opera roles

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) at different Stages. Between 2010-2018 Petra Valman worked as a coloratura soprano, creative partner and artistic leader in opera performing arts productions part-time and part-time in Vallentuna kommun as a Speech-and language therapist.

Full-time opera singer, artist and voice coach

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.

She is married and she is mother of three children.