Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen won the Queen Sonja International Singing Competition 2007 in Oslo and made the final in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna, in addition to being the first singer to win the newly founded Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship.
In the 2022-23 season, Audun returns to Den Norske Opera, Oslo, as Edwin Die Csárdásfürstin and makes his role debut as Don Alfonso Così fan tutte. He also makes an eagerly-awaited return to London to perform with English National Opera as Frank-Fritz The Dead City (Die tote Stadt). In concert, he appears with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Carmina burana at the Litomysl Festival.
Audun has appeared at some of the most distinguished houses worldwide including Royal Danish Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, English National Opera, Opera di Roma and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Concert performances include Carmina Burana with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and l’orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, and Britten’s War Requiem with the New Japan Philharmonic conducted by Daniel Harding.
Recent operatic engagements include title role Wozzeck and Posa Don Carlo at Oper Frankfurt; his debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Zurga Pecheurs de Perles Marcello; La bohème for his return to San Francisco Opera and the Royal Danish Opera, his Paris Opera debut as Fieramosca Benvenuto Cellini, Alfio/Tonio Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana at Opera Graz; Albert Werther for Opernhaus Zürich, Posa Don Carlo at Oper Frankfurt, Count Le nozze di Figaro for Den Norske Opera and Olivier Capriccio at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Last updated: 21st March 2023