Audun IversenGuest of the Opera
Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen makes his National Theatre Opera debut in 2020/21 season as Giorgio Germont (La traviata). He won the Queen Sonja International Singing Competition 2007 in Oslo and made the final in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. Recent operatic engagements include Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for his San Francisco Opera debut (2013) and at Deutsche Oper Berlin, title role in Wozzeck at Oper Frankfurt and the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Marcello (La bohème) at the Royal Opera House in London, San Francisco Opera and Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, his Paris Opera debut as Fieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini, 2018), Alfio/Tonio (I pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana) at Opera Graz; Albert (Werther) at Opernhaus Zürich and ROH London (debut 2011), title role Eugene Onegin at the Royal Danish Opera, Opéra de Lille, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and English National Opera in London, and Olivier (Capriccio) for his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut (2014). In the 2019/20 season, he returned to Oper Frankfurt for his role debut as Posa in Don Carlo. Concert performances include Carmina Burana with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at the International Music Festival Český Krumlov 2016, and Britten’s War Requiem with the New Japan Philharmonic. Audun Iversen graduated from the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo (2005), and furthered his studies at the Opera Academy Copenhagen and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig.