Swedish tenor Joel Annmo was born into a musical family. Now living in Munich, he has spent almost his entire life with music.
Starting with the violin at the age of six, Joel quickly fell in love with the arts. After attending the music school Fryxellska Skolan he later began studies at the Falun Music Conservatory.
After one year of studies at the age of 19, he debuted at the famous Drottningholm Palace Theater with two roles in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. As he finished the production, he went on to win the second prize in Gösta Winbergh Award as the youngest prize winner in the competition's history. Later he was awarded "Luciano Pavarotti Best Male Voice Award" at the Vercelli International Music Competition, as well as the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship.
In 2008 he began his studies at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. He was introduced to his present voice teacher Douglas Yates, who offered Joel a spot at his private voice academy, Vocal Arts. After finishing the education in 2011, Joel began studies with Douglas Yates.
Following a few years of freelancing in Germany, Denmark and Sweden, the Royal Opera House in Stockholm offered him the role of Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande in 2016. This was the start of a close working relationship where Joel came to sing many leading roles. During the following years he expanded his repertoire and was engaged for a wide range of different projects.
Early on he focused on the lyric repertoire, including Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini. Joel soon became known for his ability to learn complex music and easily adapt to different styles and roles. This led to him being part of the world premieres of Dorian Gray (Fister), Brothers (Bjarnason), Dracula (Borisova-Ollas), Tristessa (Bohlin) and Book of Life (Sandström).
In the course of this he broadened his classical repertoire to include a big variety of roles and concert music. The previous seasons he has sung Candide (Candide), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Alfredo (La Traviata), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer), which showcases the wide range he's capable of. The span of the concert repertoire increased to include composers such as Bach, Rossini, Mozart, Puccini and Beethoven.