...has in an impressing way, suceeded in transforming the essence of Gounod’s opera into something interesting…the struggle for power is filled with new meaning
Linda Mallik grew up in Stockholm. Her Indian father was a teacher in philosophy and English from Kolkata and her Swedish mother was a research scientist from Norrland.
After studies in piano and orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, the Sibelius academy and Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, Linda Mallik worked as conductor, kapellmeister and concert pianist in Sweden and abroad. Following an urge to create new works, Linda also initiated several opera productions, among them the first Swedish performance of Mozart’s ”Zaide” in 2004 and first performances of ”Systerhäxan”, a musical tale for Västerås Konserthus. During 2008 Linda Mallik worked as kapellmeister at Stockholms Stadsteater.
The urge to also narrate dramatically and in a personal way, led to studies in stage direction at Opera College of Stockholm from which Mallik graduated with a Masters degree in opera direction in June 2011. During her education she staged, among others, operas like Rake’s Progress, Wozzeck, Siegfried, Tosca, Aida - productions that included symphony orchestra as well as opera choir.
In 2011 Linda Mallik made her debut at Folkoperan in Stockholm as stage director, directing her own adaption of Charles Gounod’s grand opera, Faust.
Linda has now been invited back to the Opera College of Stockholm to teach and stage two newly written operas in May 2012 as well as to Läckö Castle for the staging of the 2012 summer production, The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janacek.
Linda Mallik's unique musical understanding is much appreciated by conductors, singers and musicians and ensures effervescent cooperation in the music dramatic process.