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The Norwegian lyric tenor Mikkel Skorpen was born in 1990. He studied at the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Zwolle, The Netherlands, and at the Opera Academy in Oslo.

In the season 2015/16 Mikkel was a part of the Opera Studio of Opera National de Lyon where he sang Harlekin as well as A Soldier in Viktor Ullmanns DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS and Dr. S in Michael Nymans THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT.

Other early assignments included Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (International Belcanto Academy), the title role in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (Centre for Opera studies in Italy) as well as both Froh in DAS RHEINGOLD and Le Doyen de la Faculté in Massenet’s CENDRILLON with Oslo summer Opera.

In March 2018 Mikkel Skorpen made his debut at the Norwegian National Opera as Arturo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and later the same spring he sang Basilio in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (with aria) in the same house.

As a concert singer he has performed a large number of masses and oratorios. He is especially sought-after for the tenor part in Orff’s CARMINA BURANA. His concerts activities are centered in Norway, but he frequently appears in the Netherlands and he has also appeared in France, Denmark, Poland, Mexico and Mozambique.

He has worked with conductors such as Jonathan Berman, Gregor Bühl, James Duddle, Clemens Flick, Philippe Forget, Terje Boye Hansen, Lanfranco Marcelletti, Vincent Renaud, Dalia Stasevska and Ernst van Tiel.

The season 2018/19 he is part of the Young Singers Program at the Norwegian National Opera and has so har included Chaplitsky in Tchaikovsky’s THE QUEEN OF SPADES.

November 2018

Puccini – IL TABARRO / Un venditore di canzonette / Due amanti

Norwegian National Opera

Jac Van Steen, conductor

Bach – CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Lillehammer

Geir Inge Lotsberg, conductor / Lillehammer Symphony Orchestra

Britten – BILLY BUDD / Arthur Jones

Norwegian National Opera

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

Purcell – DIDO AND AENEAS / Aeneas / First sailor

Norwegian National Opera

Bjarte Eike, conductor

Orff – CARMINA BURANA

Gjøvik

NN, conductor

Fliflet Bræin – ANNE PEDERSDOTTER / David

Norwegian National Opera

Peter Szilvay, conductor

October 2018