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Born in Stockholm, Swedish Tenor Joel Annmo began his musical journey at the age of six with the violin. With both parents being professional classical musicians and singers, he found the love for music at an early age. Ten years of age, he was accepted to one of the most distinguished music schools for children in Sweden, Fryxellska Skolan. There, he discovered his passion for singing and when fourteen years old he began vocal training.

With his first teacher, Ellinor Carlsson, he explored the first steps of voice studies and different genres. Two years after the start, he was given a CD with Jussi Björling. After the first bars of singing, he decided to become an opera singer. Those recordings still remain his favorites.

He was later accepted to the Music Conservatory in Falun, Sweden, where he met his second teacher - court singer Anita Soldh. In the first year he was offered two roles in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at the famous Drottningholm Slottsteater, 2007. Making his debut at 19 years old, another journey started. The same year he won the second prize in Gösta Winbergh Award as the youngest prize winner in the competition's history. The year that followed, 2008, he began his studies at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. In his second and third year of studies, three leading roles was given to him as part of the education. They were performed at Folkoperan and Drottningholm Slottsteater.

Finishing the education in 2011, Joel wanted to continue developing. He was introduced to Douglas Yates, an American master baritone and teacher, based in Germany. Mr. Yates, an expert in the Bel Canto art and old Italian school of singing, was exactly was Joel was looking for. After two lessons, Joel decided to move from Stockholm to continue the work at Douglas Yates' "Vocal Arts".

The year that followed, Joel started working in Sweden and Germany. The roles included Liverotto in "Lucrezia Borgia" at Göteborg Opera, Ernesto in "Don Pasquale" and Canio in "Pagliacci" at Hamburger Kammeroper. He was then offered the leading role as Dorian Gray in the new piece "Dorian Gray" at Landestheater Coburg. This resulted in a season contract with several major roles. In 2014, he won the Pavarotti Award Best Male Voice in Vercelli, Italy. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship and National Scholarship of the Royal Musical Academy in Sweden. After finishing the season contract in Coburg, he went on tour with the Danish National Opera in 2015, as Ferrando in "Così fan tutte". He returned to Germany the same year for the role as Sebas in "König Kandaules" at Theater Augsburg.

At this time, the Royal Opera in Stockholm contacted him, for the role as Pelléas in "Pelléas et Mélisande". He there made his house debut in 2016. This resulted in a close working relationship, spanning over six years. During this time, Joel was offered major roles and was trusted with world premieres of new modern pieces. This includes Tamino in "Die Zauberflöte", Lensky in "Eugene Onegin", Conte d'Almaviva in "Il Barbiere di Sevilla", Candide in "Candide" and Alfredo in "La Traviata" to name a few. At the same time, he build up an extensive concert and oratorio repertoire, as well as guesting other opera houses. He has also been part of nationwide TV-broadcasts, including one of the biggest Christmas shows "Oh, helga natt".

In 2017 he sang the part of Jamie, in the world premiere of "Brothers" by Daníel Bjarnason, directed by Kasper Holten at the Danish National Opera. He reprised this at the Armel Opera Festival in Budapest in 2019. This same year he performed Stabat Mater (Rossini) at Cathédral Rennes in France. Other concert and oratorio engagements included Messa di Gloria (Puccini), An die Freude (Beethoven), Die Schöpfung (Händel) and Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini). In 2022 he was engaged to sing the E-flat major Mass by Schubert in Berwaldhallen, conducted by sir András Schiff. The same year he performed the roles of Cain, Isaiah and Zophar in the concert version of the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström's last piece "Book of Life". This was conducted by Tobias Ringborg at the de Geer Hall.


As of November 2022, he lives in Munich with his wife. Recently he was heard as Steuermann in "Der fliegende Holländer" at Tampere Hall in Finland, the biggest concert hall in the nordic countries. His next engagements include Christjern in Naumann's "Gustav Wasa" at Stockholm Concert Hall, Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" at Malmö Opera and Alfredo in "La Traviata" at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. "Gustav Wasa" is played as a part of the Royal Celebration in Sweden, celebrating both Wasa and the present King, in June 2023. Joel has performed for the Royal Family at several occasions. He has also been presented with awards, personally handed over by the King and Queen of Sweden themselves.



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