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Erlend Tvinnereim was born in Bergen, Norway in 1981. He studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen and at Zürich Hochschule der Künste with Professor Scot Weir.

He has also taken lessons and participated in Master-classes with several renowned singers including Ileana Cotrubaş, Peter Schreier, Håkan Hagegård, Werner Güra, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Jill Feldmann, Susanna Eken, Anne Lise Berntsen and Lied specialists like Hartmut Höll and Daniel Fueter.

During the season 2008/09 he was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Opera in Basel, Switzerland, where he appeared in several productions.

He made his operatic debut as Tamino in Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE in a production by the Schweizer Opernstudio in Biel/Solothurn, Switzerland.

Since then he has sung Oronte in ALCINA, Rudolf in GUILLAUME TELL, Snout in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS’ DREAM, Bardolfo in FALSTAFF, Ajax II in LA BELLE HELENE, Second Apprentice in WOZZECK and 3. Knappe in PARSIFAL at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Der Steuermann in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, 1. Gralsritter/3. Knappe in PARSIFAL, Parpignol in LA BOHÈME, Wache in FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD and L’aumônier in DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at Theater Basel, Rudolf in GUILLAUME TELL at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Elf/Liebender/Trauzeuge in THE FAIRY QUEEN at Theater St Gallen, Natanaël in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, 1. Gefangener in FIDELIO, Gastone in LA TRAVIATA as well as Worker/Customer/Crow in the world premiere of  Knut Vaage’s  opera VESLEFRIKK with Bergen National Opera, Man 1 in Lera Auerbach’s THE BLIND with Trondheim Opera, Salieri in Rimsky-Korsakov’s MOZART AND SALIERI with the Arctic Opera and Peter Quint in THE TURN OF THE SCREW at the Festival der Künste in Zürich.

Erlend Tvinnereim is a much sought-after concert soloist. He regularly appears in concert venues throughout Europe in a wide range of repertoire, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Janácek, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, Respighi and Schumann. Contemporary music include works by Gion Antoni Derungs, Mathias Heep, Knut Vaage and Lera Auerbach.

He has worked with conductors such as Leonardo García Alarcón, Maurizio Barbacini, Andrea Battistoni, Stéphan Blunier, Gérard Daguerre, Gabriel Feltz, Gabriele Ferro, John Fiore, Patrick Furrer, Howard Griffiths, Robert Howarth, Friedemann Layer, Andrew Litton, Jesus López-Cobos, Andrea Marcon, Cornelius Meister, Helmuth Rilling, Denis Segond, Steven Sloane, Marc Soustrot, Peter Szilvay, Jac van Steen, Mario Venzago, Julian Wachner and Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer.

Most recent engagements have included Don Ramiro in LA CENERENTOLA with Opera Østfold, the title-role in Handel’s BELSHAZZAR in Bern, Alchemist/ Sultan Achmet/ Crook/ 2. Senore in Bernstein’s CANDIDE with Bergen National Opera, Handel’s MESSIAH in Dortmund, Bach’s MASS IN B MINOR in Zürich, Mendelssohn’s LOBGESANG in Bodø, Beethoven’s MASS IN C MAJOR in Zurich, Respighi’s LAUDA PER LA NATIVITA DEL SIGNORE in Bergen, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO in Stavanger, Bach’s ST JOHN PASSION in Haugesund and Handel’s SAUL in Stavanger and Haugesund.

October 2019

Handel – SAUL
Haugesund, Stavanger
Goos ten Napel, conductor

Mozart – MASS IN C MINOR
Bergen
Rune Bergmann, conductor

Janacek – VATER UNSER
Zurich
Jutta Freiwald, conductor

Bach – CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
Kristiansand
Rolf Gupta, conductor / Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Handel – SAUL
Arau, Zofingen, Zurich
Daniel Schmid, conductor / Barockorchester La Chapelle Ancienne

Schubert – WINTERREISE
Hammerfest, Tana, Alta
Bendik Båstrand, piano

Mozart – REQUIEM
Oslo
Peter Szilvay, conductor / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart – REQUIEM
Kilchberg
Christer Lövold, conductor / Kantorei Kilchberg

September 2019

Tenoren Erlend Tvinnereim studerte ved Grieg-akademiet i Bergen og ved Zürich Hochschule der Künste

I sesongen 2008/09 var han del av Young Artists Programme ved Operaen i Basel, hvor han opptrådte i flere produksjoner.

Erlend Tvinnereim er en meget ettertraktet konsertsanger og han opptrer regelmessig i konsert-saler og ved festivaler i Europa i verker av Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn for bare å nevne noen.

Han har jobbet med dirigenter som Leonardo García Alarcón, Maurizio Barbacini, Andrea Battistoni, Gérard Daguerre, Gabriel Feltz, Gabriele Ferro, John Fiore, Patrick Furrer, Robert Howarth, Friedemann Layer, Andrew Litton, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Cornelius Meister, Denis Segond, Steven Sloane, Marc Soustrot, Peter Szilvay, Mario Venzago, Julian Wachner og Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer.

Blant operaengasjementer kan nevnes Oronte i ALCINA, Rudolf i GUILLAUME TELL, Snout i A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS’ DREAM, Ajax II i LA BELLE HELENE og Second Apprentice i WOZZECK ved Grand Théâtre de Genève; Rudolf i GUILLAUME TELL ved Staatsoper Hamburg, 1. Gefangener i Beethovens FIDELIO ved Bergen Nasjonale Opera, Man 1 i Lera Auerbach’s THE BLIND i Trondheim og Mozart i Rimsky-Korsakovs MOZART OG SALIERI med Nordnorsk Opera og Symfoniorkester og Alchemist/ Sultan Achmet/ Crook/ 2. Senore i Bernsteins CANDIDE med Bergen Nasjonale Opera.

September 2019