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Audun Iversen

  • Baritone


Audun Iversen press reviews

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - War Requiem
"The duets with the Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen were particularly effective - Iversen's warm tone was impressive, stoic and foreboding."
Scotland Times, May 2010
"it was Audun Iversen's commanding final monologue that left the lasting impression as Deneve marshalled his forces for a powerful account of the work's close."
The Guardian, May 2010
"Audun Iversen...turning a five-star performance"
Dundee Courier & Advertiser, May 2010

Opera News Article - Northern Lights
Northern Lights - INGRID GÄFVERT applauds seven young Scandinavian singers on the rise
"Baritone Audun Iversen, another Norwegian graduate of the Copenhagen Academy, burst upon the Scandinavian music scene while on the verge of entering his last year as a student. Shortly after winning the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo in autumn 2007 (with Joan Sutherland as one of the jurors), he was seen on television worldwide singing at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in which Al Gore was honored; Iversen teamed up with new mezzo star Elina Garanèa for a teasing "La ci darem la mano." He was also an invited soloist at the opening of the new opera house in Oslo in spring 2008. Following in the tradition of Bo Skovhus and Peter Mattei, Iversen has an elegant, vibrant voice that combines lyricism with an underlying darker hue, all held together with sure-footed technique and a timbre that is distinctly engaging and personal. Also a born stage animal, the thirty-one-year-old baritone sang the Count in Copenhagen this spring; in the fall he will take on the title role in a new production of Eugene Onegin in the same house. In spring 2011, he will make his debut at Covent Garden, as Albert in Werther. His Don Giovanni is about to be heard in both England and France. This summer he will sing Masetto in a new film version of Don Giovanni, set to be directed by Kasper Bech Holten, also the director of opera at Royal Opera, Copenhagen. Alongside the Don Giovanni of Christopher Maltman and the Leporello of Mikhail Petrenko, Iversen will be sharing the screen with several other young Scandinavians — another fine example of the diverse, high-level talent to be found in the North"

OPERA NEWS MAY 2009, May 2009, vol 73, no. 11