Ingvar Wixell

Karl Gustaf Ingvar Wixell ( born May 7, 1931 in Luleå, † October 8, 2011 in Malmö) was a Swedish opera singer of the vocal range baritone.


Wixell, born 1931 in Luleå, made ​​his debut in 1955 as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, where he was engaged until 1967. It was followed by appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he belonged from 1967 over 30 years to the ensemble. He became famous as Figaro, Escamillo, Amonasro, and Scarpia in the title roles of Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, Don Giovanni, Falstaff and Eugene Onegin. Wixell finished his career in 2003 with the role of the music teacher in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.

He represented Sweden in 1965 with the title Annorstädes vals the Euro Vision Song Contest in Naples and in this case reached the 10th place with three points from Finland and Denmark. The previous Swedish Melodifestivalen preliminary round, he played alone and sang all six titles itself