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Yngve Søberg


«Absolutely outstanding», Morgenbladet's reviewer wrote about Yngve Søberg's interpretation of Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. In the season 19/20, critics praised him for his interpretation of Rigoletto here at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

After studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Royal Danish Academy of Opera, the baritone made his debut in the role of Mandarin in Turandot at the Opera in Copenhagen. His first role at the Norwegian National Opera was the Sacristan in Puccini's Tosca in 2007. Since 2010 he has been one of our soloists, singing roles such as Cesare Angelotti in Tosca, Amonasro in Aida, Germont in La Traviata, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Marcello in La bohème, Escamillo in Carmen, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata,  the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Masetto in Don Giovanni, father in Hans and Gretel, Mandryka in Arabella's Waltz and Amfortas in Parsifal Act 3.

In the 18/19 season he made his debut in the role of Rigoletto in Florence under the direction of conductor Fabio Luisi, and as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly in Zurich, also with Luisi as conductor. In the same season, he also sang the role of Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci in Graz. In the summer of 2019, he did the role of Amonasro in Aida at the Oscarsborg Opera and the title role in Rigoletto at the Festival in Bregenz in Austria.

In autumn 2020, he sang the role of Escamillo in a concert version of Carmen here in Oslo Operahouse, and the role of Father in Hansel and Gretel. In the winter of 2023, he performed the role of Orestes in Elektra, «steadily and wonderfully beautifully sung», as Aftenposten's critic Aksel Dalmo Tollåli wrote.

Yngve Søberg has got noticed in several singing competitions and was one of the finalists in the Belvedere Competition in 2007. With a concert repertoire consisting of, among others, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Fauré's Requiem, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, he is also a sought-after concert singer.

Yngve Søberg Photo: Max Emanuelson


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