Swedish baritone Håkan Hagegård was catapulted to tame with his role of Papageno in Ingmar Bergman’s film version of Die Zauberflöte. Håkan’s career spans four decades, and he has performed in all the major opera houses and concert halls, including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Opera Bastille, Sydney Opera House, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. His operaticdebut was in 1968 as Papageno withthe Stockholm Opera, and his Metropolitan Opera debut followed ten years later as Malatesta in Don Pasquale opposite the Norina of Beverly Sills. His vast operatic repertoire encompasses such varied roles as Don Giovanni, Scarpia, Germont, Amfortas, Conte Almaviva, Posa and Figaro. In 1991, he created the role of Beaumarchais in the world premiere production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles at the Metropolitan Opera.