Ahnsjö, Claes-H(åkan), Swedish tenor and opera administrator; b. Stockholm Aug. 1, 1942. He studied with Erik Saeden, Askel Schiotz, and Max Lorenz in Stockholm. In 1969 he made his operatic debut as Tamino at the Royal Theater in Stockholm. From 1969 he also sang at the Drottningholm Court Theater. In 1973 he became a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he was made a Kammersanger in 1977. His guest engagements took him to the major operatic and concert centers of Europe, the U.S., and Japan. His operatic repertoire included roles by Haydn, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, and Wagner. He also appeared as a soloist with orchs. and as a recitalist. In 2000 he became artistic director of the Royal Theater in Stockholm.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire