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The Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig, and at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen.

Operatic engagements have brought him to opera houses and festivals such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Theater an der Wien, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Danish Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre, English National Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Proms Festival in London, Epidaurus Festival in Athens and Holland Festival in Amsterdam.

His roles include the title role in EUGENE ONEGIN (which he has also sung at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow), the title role in WOZZECK, Giorgio Germont in LA TRAVIATA, Silvio in I PAGLIACCI, Figaro in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Marcello in LA BOHÈME, Sharpless in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Alfio in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, Conte di Luna in IL TROVATORE, Zurga in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES, Lescaut in MANON, Albert in WERTHER, Fieramosca in BENVENUTO CELLINI, Count in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Viscomte Cascada in DIE LUSTIGE WITWE and The Protector in George Benjamin’s WRITTEN ON SKIN.

Much in demand as a concert singer he regularly appears in concert halls and festivals throughout the world. His repertoire includes Mahler’s LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN and RÜCKERT-LIEDER, Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO. 9, Fauré’s REQUIEM, Elgar’s THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS, Britten’s WAR REQUIEM, Puccini’s MESSA DI GLORIA and most frequently; Orff’s CARMINA BURANA (which he has sung with both Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti).

He has worked with conductors such as Giancarlo Andretta, Christian Badea, Giordano Bellincampi, Michael Boder, Nicholas Chalvin, Alan Curtis, Bruno dal Bon, Ottavio Dantone, Thomas Dausgaard, Nick Davies, Sir Andrew Davis, Stéphane Denève, Mark Elder, Giuseppe Finzi, Adam Fischer, Michael Francis, Edward Gardner, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Daniel Harding, Jakub Hrůša, Sofi Jeannin, Philippe Jordan, Tõnu Kaljuste, Axel Kober, Lothar Koenigs, Ondrej Lenard, Oksana Lyniv, Joana Mallwitz, Ottavio Marino, Leo McFall, Zubin Mehta, Cornelius Meister, Carlo Montanaro, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Kazushi Ono, Peter Oundjian, Antonio Pappano, Philipp Picket, Alexander Polyanichko, Veilo Pähn, Alexander Rahbari, Lawrence Renes, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Michael Schønwandt, Lan Shui, Vassily Sinaisky, Pinchas Steinberg, Thomas Søndergaard, Krzysztof Urbański, Emmanuel Villaume, Sebastian Weigle and Xian Zhang.

Assignments in 2017 included Albert in Massenet’s WERTHER at Opernhaus Zürich, Marcello in LA BOHÈME at the San Francisco Opera as well as at the Royal Danish Opera, the title role in Berg’s WOZZECK at the Norwegian National Opera, Giorgio Germont in LA TRAVIATA with Opera South, Orff’s CARMINA BURANA with Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a series of concerts with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

2018 has so far included Fieramosca in Berlioz’ BENVENUTO CELLINI at Opéra National de Paris, Alfio in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA as well as Tonio in I PAGLIACCI at Oper Graz, Enrico in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with Opera Hedeland, Giorgio Germont in LA TRAVIATA in Linköping and Grieg’s OLAV TRYGVASON with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appeared in George Benjamin’s opera WRITTEN ON SKIN as well as in his concert piece SOMETIMES VOICES at the Holland Festival.

November 2018

Mascagni – CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / Alfio
Leoncavalli – I PAGLIACCI / Tonio
Oper Graz
Oksana Lyniv, conductor

Berg – WOZZECK / Wozzeck
Oper Frankfurt
Gabriel Feltz, conductor

Beethoven – SYMPHONY NO. 9
Bergen
Ed Gardner, conductor / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart – LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / Conte d’Almaviva
Opernhaus Zürich
Ottavio Dantone, conductor

Mozart – LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / Conte d’Almaviva
Norwegian National Opera
NN, conductor

Verdi – DON CARLO / Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa
Oper Frankfurt
NN, conductor

Tchaikovsky – EUGENE ONEGIN / Eugene Onegin
Norwegian National Opera
NN, conductor

Rossini – IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA / Figaro
Santa Fe Opera
NN, conductor

Tchaikovsky – EUGENE ONEGIN / Eugene Onegin
Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
NN, conductor

Strauss – CAPRICCIO / Olivier
Opéra National de Paris
NN, conductor

November 2018

Audun Iversen er en av Norges fremste sangere med en strålende internasjonal karriere.

Han studerte ved Musikkhøgskolen i Oslo, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy i Leipzig og ved Operaakademiet i København. I 2007 var han vinner av Dronning Sonja Internasjonale Musikkonkurranse.

Audun Iversen har opptrådt på scener som Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino i Firenze, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Theater an der Wien, Bolshoi Theatre, Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen, Glyndebourne Festival, Det Kongelige teater i København og Den Norske Opera.

Blant hans roller kan nevnes Greven i Figaros bryllup, Silvio i I Pagliacci, Marcello i La bohème, Sharpless i Madama Butterfly, Figaro i Barberen i Sevilla, Grev Luna i Trubaduren, Albert i Werther og tittelrollene i Eugene Onegin og Wozzeck.

Audun Iversen er også en etterspurt konsertsanger, og opptrer jevnlig i konsertsaler både i Europa og USA.

Han har samarbeidet med dirigenter som Giordano Bellincampi, Thomas Dausgaard, Sir Andrew Davis, Mark Elder, Giuseppe Finzi, Adam Fischer, James Gaffigan, Ed Gardner, Daniel Harding, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Zubin Mehta, Cornelius Meister, Carlo Montanaro, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Michael Schønwandt, Emmanuel Villaume, Sebastian Weigle, og Xian Zhang.

Fremtidige oppgaver inkluderer engasjementer ved Oper Frankfurt, Opéra National de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Oper Graz, San Francisco Opera, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, og konserter med blant annet Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester.

Oktober 2017