Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen began singing at the age of 22. A multi-award-winning artist, Audun received First Prize in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo in 2007 (where he was the first singer to win the newly founded Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship), and was a finalist in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.
Some operatic highlights of recent seasons include Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia for his San Francisco Opera debut and at Deutsche Oper Berlin; il Conte Le nozze di Figaro for Royal Danish Opera and Glyndebourne Festival; title role Eugene Onegin for Royal Danish Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and English National Opera; Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles with Moscow State Philharmonic Society; Don Giovanni with Glyndebourne on Tour; SharplessMadama Butterfly for Royal Danish Opera and for Opera di Roma; Albert Werther at the Royal Opera House and Opernhaus Zürich; Marcello La bohème at the Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera and Royal Danish Opera; Olivier Capriccio for his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut; Conte di Luna Il trovatore in Denmark, and the title role Wozzeck for Oper Frankfurt and Den Norske Opera, Oslo.
Notable concert appearances include the Grand Opening Gala of the new Norwegian National Opera House in Oslo; The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony singing with Elīna Garanča; performances at the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival with Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt and Håvard Gimse; Carmina Burana with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
This season, Audun returns to Oper Frankfurt for the title role Wozzeck; to Opernhaus Zurich and Den Norske Opera for Il Conte Le nozze di Figaro and to Oper Graz for Alfio/Tonio in the classic double bill of Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana. Furthermore, ha makes concert appearances of Beethoven’sSymphony no. 9 with both the Hamburger Symphoniker and Bergen Philharmonic.
You can see Audun Iversen in action at The Trusts Community Foundation Opera in Concert - Mozart's Don Giovanni on Friday 19 July.