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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.

Engagements in 2018 have so far included Don Ramiro in LA CENERENTOLA with Opera Østfold, the title-role in Handel’s BELSHAZZAR in Bern, Handel’s MESSIAH in Dortmund, Bach’s ST JOHN PASSION in Haugesund, Bach’s MASS IN B MINOR in Zürich and Mendelssohn’s LOBGESANG in Bodø.

October 2018

Bernstein – CANDIDE / Alchemist/ Sultan Achmet/ Crook/ 2. Senore
Bergen National Opera
Karen Kamnesek, conductor

Respighi – LAUDA PER LA NATIVITA DEL SIGNORE
Bergen
Kjetil Almenning, conductor

October 2018

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.

Av kommende engasjementer kan nevnes Britten’s Saint Nicholas Mass i Winterthur og Zürich, tittelrollen i Händels Belshazzar i Bern og Bachs H-mollmesse i Zürich.

Oktober 2017