Jesper Taube has recently changed from the baritone to the tenor Fach and makes his debut in the fall of 2012 as Erster Geharnischter at the new production of the Magic Flute at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
Jesper Taube received his musical training in his hometown Stockholm at the Adolf Fredrik Music School, Opera Studio 67 and the University College of Opera. Numerous scholarships like e.g. The Walton Grönroos Memorial Award, The Royal Academy of Music G.A. Johansson Award, The Royal Academy of Music Christina Nilsson Award and The Drottningholm Court Theatre Award made it possible for him to study with prominent teachers such as Walton Grönroos, Håkan Hagegård, Gundula Janowitz and Craig Rutenberg.
Directly after his graduation Jesper Taube was invited to join the Royal Opera in Stockholm, where he made his debut as Dapertutto and Dr. Miracle in The tales of Hoffman in 1999. Other roles he sang there are the title role in Eugen Onegin, Marcello in La Bohème, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, The Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Posa in Don Carlo, Moralès in Carmen, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Medoro in Orlando, Bobinet in La vie Parisienne and Marullo in Rigoletto. Jesper Taube has also appeared as Claudio in Béatrice et Bénédict in Baden-Baden and Paris, Silvio in Pagliacci at the Malmoe Opera Theatre and Valentin in Faust at L’ Opéra de Massy in Paris. He made his US debut as Valentin at the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, where he has also sang The Count in Le Nozze di Figaro. The year thereafter he performed at the Chicago Opera Theatre as Don Alvaro in Il Viaggo a Reims and The Padlock in Dido and Aeneas. Other engagements include Guglielmo in Konwitschny’s Così fan tutte, the title role in Wallenberg by Erkki Sven Tüür for The Estonian National Opera, as well as Ford in Falstaff, Dandini in Cenerentola, Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Malatesta in Don Pasquale and the title role in Rigoletto.
Jesper Taube is frequently hired as a concert singer both in Sweden and abroad; his repertoire includes all the popular sacred works from Bach, Handel, Haydn and Faure, as well as Orff’s Carmina Burana and concerts and recitals with English, French, German, Italian and Scandinavian repertoire.