Martinpelto, Hillevi, Swedish soprano; b. Alvaden, Jan. 9, 1958. She studied at the Royal Opera School in Stockholm. After making her debut as Pamina at the Folksopera in Stockholm, she sang for the first time at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1987 as Cio-Cio-San. In 1989–90 she appeared as both Gluck Iphigenias at the Drottningholm Festival. She sang Fiordiligi in Brussels in 1990, and in 1991 reprised that role at the Hamburg State Opera. In 1993 she appeared as Freia in Das Rheingold at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and in 1994 as Donna Anna at the Glyndebourne Festival. In 1997 she sang Agathe at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. She also appeared as a soloist with many European orchs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire