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The Norwegian bass-baritone Havard Stensvold studied at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen with Professor Susanna Eken and at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory.

He has appeared at opera houses and festivals such as the Royal Danish Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Opera Krakow, Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik, Drottningholm Festival in Stockholm, Early Music Festival in Bruges, Oscarsborg Opera Festival, just to mention a few.

His operatic repertoire includes Papageno in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Guglielmo in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Don Giovanni, Il Commendatore and Masetto in DON GIOVANNI, Figaro in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Malatesta in DON PASQUALE, Schaunard in LA BOHÈME, Brander in LA DAMNATION DE FAUST, Marco in GIANNI SCHICCHI, Palémon in THAÏS, Angelotti in TOSCA, Zuniga in CARMEN, Marullo in RIGOLETTO, Zebul in Handel’s JEPHTHA, Zoroastro in Handel’s ORLANDO, Weill’s DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN and a number of roles in operas by Monteverdi.

He spends considerable time singing contemporary music and we should mention his appearance in world premieres of Baritone in Cecilie Ore’s DEAD BEAT ESCAPEMENT, The Wooden Soldier in Bengt Perry’s THE DOLL DOCTOR, Bo Berg, the leading role in Knut Vaage’s KHAIROS, and Birger in Synne Skouen’s BALLERINA, all at the Norwegian National Opera, Kjell Habbestad’s opera THE MAID OF NORWAY in Bergen, Norway, David in the world premiere of Staale Kleiberg’s DAVID AND BATHSHEBA in Trondheim, Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen’s opera THE LITTLE MERMAID, The Soldier in the world premiere of Palmar Johansen’s MADONNA FURIOSA and one of the leading roles in the world premiere of Anitra Tumsevica’s opera RED in Bodoe.

He is highly sought after as a concert singer and she frequently appear in concert halls and at festivals throughout Europe. He has built an unusually vast concert repertoire that spans music from the early 17th Century works up to 20th-century works.

Havard Stensvold works with conductors such as Frank Agsteribbe, Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Biondi, Lukasz Borowicz, Roland Böer, Francesco Corti, Marcus Creed, Sir Andrew Davis, John Helmer Fiore, Patrick Fournillier, Paul Goodwin, Manfred Honeck, Rubén Jais, Sigiswald Kuijken, Andrew Litton, Andrew Manze, Nicholas McGegan, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Andrew Parrott, Michel Plasson, Lawrence Renes, Andreas Spering, Robin Ticciati and Bruno Weil.

March 2022

Bernard Greter, piano

Per-Otto Johansson, conductor / LFMK Orchestra

Karstein Ærø, conductor / Barokkanerne

Mozart – REQUIEM
Peter Szilvay, conductor / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

September 2019