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The bass-baritone Emil Havold Næshagen, born in 1992, studied at the Norwegian Academy of Opera.

During his studies, he has sung Figaro in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Leporello in DON GIOVANNI, Marquis de la Force in DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, the title role in GIANNI SCHICCHI, Don Alfonso in COSÌ FAN TUTTE and Vater Peter in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL. He has performed Dulcamara in L’ELISIR D’AMORE with Opera Opus, Count Ceprano in RIGOLETTO at Oscarsborg Opera Festival and Donner in DAS RHEINGOLD as well as Le Roi in CENDRILLON with Lidal North Summer Opera at the Norwegian National Opera.

As a concert singer, he has performed works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert and Vaughan-Williams.

The season 2017/18 included his debut at the Norwegian National Opera as Zuniga in CARMEN, Papageno in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Opera Østfold, The Dragon in THE PAPERBAG PRINCESS with the Bergen National Opera, Junius in THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA with Lidal North Summer Opera at the Norwegian National Opera, concerts of Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO and YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and ARIAS by Mozart, Donizetti and Wagner at the Kirsten Flagstad Festival in Hamar.

Emil Havold Næshagen has worked with conductors such as Gregor Bühl, James Duddle, Bjarte Engeset, Lars Thomas Holm, Terje Boye Hansen, Christian Kluxen, Magnus Loddgard, David Maiwald, Gerhard Markson, Eldar Nilsen and Kristiina Poska.

The season 2018/19 Emil is a member of the young singers’ program at the Norwegian National Opera.

April 2019

Strauss – DER ROSENKAVALIER / A police inspector
Norwegian National Opera
Joana Mallwitz, conductor

Mozart – DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE / 2nd Priest
Norwegian National Opera
Magnus Loddgard, conductor

Fliflet Bræin – ANNE PEDERSDOTTER / Mester Johannes (concert version)
Norwegian National Opera
Peter Szilvay, conductor

Bizet – CARMEN / Escamillo
Opera Hedeland
Christian Kluxen, conductor

Weber – DER FREISCHÜTZ / Kilian
Opernhaus Zürich
Axel Kober, conductor

Gluck – IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE / Le Ministre
Opernhaus Zürich
Gianluca Capuano, conductor

Haydn – IL MONDO DELLA LUNA / Buonafede
Opernhaus Zürich in Theater Winterthur
Joseph Bastian, conductor

Wagner – LOHENGRIN / 3. Brabantischer Edle
Opernhaus Zürich
Simone Young, conductor

April 2019