Halvor F. Melien


The young Norwegian baritone Halvor F. Melien has sung Giove in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Moralès in Carmen and Steward / Sergeant / Sentry in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Norwegian National Opera, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at the Municipal Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City, Marcello in La Bohème with the Kristiansund Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera East and Salieri in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri with the Arctic Opera.

He is an unusually active concert singer and he regularly appears throughout Europe and Asia. His vast repertoire includes standard repertoire and he is also one of Scandinavia’s leading interpreters of 20th and 21st-century music, having participated in a number of world-premiers.

Bach - Christmas Oratorio - "Grosser Herr"
Rimsky-Korsakov - Mozart & Salieri - Complete opera
Puccini - Edgar - "Questo amor, vergogna mia"
Schumann - "Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen"

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