Winbergh, Gösta, Swedish tenor; b. Stockholm, Dec. 30, 1943. He studied in Stockholm with Erik Saedén at the Musikhögskolan and pursued training at the Royal Opera School. In 1971 he made his operatic debut as Rodolfo in Göteborg; after singing with the Royal Opera in Stockholm (1973-80), he was a member of the Zürich Opera (from 1981). In 1982 he sang for the first time at London’s Covent Garden as Titus. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. on Nov. 22, 1983, as Don Ottavio. In 1985 he sang at Milan’s La Scala for the first time as Tamino. In 1988 he was engaged as Des Grieux in Houston. He made his first appearance at London’s Covent Garden in 1993 as Walther von Stolz-ing, and returned there in 1997 as Lohengrin. He portrayed Parsifal at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin in 1998. As a concert artist, Winbergh sang widely in Europe and abroad. His other roles include Count Almaviva, Ferrando, Mithridates, Nemorino, Lensky, Massenet’s Des Grieux, Alfredo, Faust, and Lohengrin.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire