Audun Iversen
Baritone

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Audun Iversen is a graduate of the Oslo State Academy. He perfected his skills at the Copenhagen Opera Academy and the Hochschüle für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. A finalist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna, and an HSBC prize-winner at the Aix Festival, he has earned numerous distinctions, including first prize at the Queen Sonja International Competition in Oslo in 2007 and the Aalborg Prize for opera in 2010. He made his professional debut in Copenhagen during the 2007 / 2008 season performing the roles of Schaunard (La Bohème) and the Vicomte de Cascada (Die Lustige Witwe). More recently, he played Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia for his debut appearance at the San Francisco Opera, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Glyndebourne Festival, the title role in Eugene Onegin at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, Oslo, Lille, the Athens Festival, the English National Opera and with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra; Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles with the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, the title role in Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly in Copenhagen and Rome, Albert in Werther at London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Antonio Pappano conducting and at the Zurich Opera; Marcello in La Bohème at London’s Royal Opera House and the San Francisco Opera, the Protector (George Benjamin’s Written on Skin) at the Theater an der Wien, Olivier in Capriccio for his debut at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore in Hedeland (Denmark); the title role in Wozzeck in Frankfurt and Oslo, and Giorgio Germont in La Traviata in Oslo. He performed at the opening Gala for the new Oslo Opera and he also appears in concert (Carmina burana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Muti and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Zubin Mehta; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Britten’s War Requiem with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Daniel Harding).

Projects: Written on Skin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Hedeland, George Benjamin’s Sometime Voices at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.    

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