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Scholarship (awarded to the best Norwegian competitor): NOK 50 000
(10 December 1887 – 25 June 1969) was a Norwegian journalist, organizational leader and politician. She was born in Askim.
Pierpoint (November 8, 1927, Kråkstad – September 4, 2006, Oslo) was a Norwegian soprano who had a prolific international opera career between 1956 and 1990. She was particularly celebrated for her portrayal of Wagnerian heroines and for her performances in operas by Richard Strauss. In addition to performing in operas,
was an active concert soloist and recital performer throughout her career. In 1964, she was awarded the St Olav's medal by King Olav V of Norway.
After retiring from her performing career,
served on the faculty of the Norwegian Academy of Music and Royal Danish Academy of Music. One of her notable pupils was soprano Turid Karlsen.
She studied at Oslo Conservatory of Music and graduated from the Norwegian College of Opera in Oslo in 1971. She has studied with the famous opera singers Astrid Varnay, Ingrid
and Aase Nordmo Løvberg.
made her first professional appearance singing the role of the Third Norn for a radio broadcast of Richard Wagner's "Götterdämmerung" produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and starring Kirsten Flagstad as Brünnhilde. In 1957 she made her stage debut as Donna Anna in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with the Norwegian National Opera; reprising the role later that year for her debut at the Wuppertal Opera.
went on to sing several more roles in Wuppertal between 1957-1959. Also in 1957, she portrayed the title role in Handel's "Rodelinda" at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre for the Drottningholm Festival through the invitation of Flagstad.
joined the roster at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein where she sang regularly for three seasons. That same year she made her first appearance at the Vienna State Opera where she returned periodically through 1986 in such roles as Ariadne in "Ariadne auf Naxos", Desdemona in "Otello", Leonore in "Fidelio", Rezia in "Oberon", and the title role in "Turandot".
Audun Iversen is a Norwegian baritone. He began singing at the age of twenty-two. He won the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in 2007 and made the final of the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna as well as winning the Ingrid
Scholarship, the first singer to do so.
She co-founded the Nasjonal Samling's Women's Organisation. She started out as secretary under Marie Irgens before serving as leader from 1935 to 1941, when succeeded by Olga
. She was highly supportive of Vidkun Quisling during the party's in-fighting in the 1930s, and for the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1936 she was placed third on the party ballot in Oslo headed by Quisling.
joined the roster at the Bavarian State Opera where she performed repeatedly through 1965. Her roles with the company included the Empress in Richard Strauss's "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (1963), the title role in Strauss's "Daphne" (1964), and Isolde in Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" (1965) among others. During this time,
was also engaged by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City between 1961 and 1967. Her first appearance at the Met was as Elsa on October 28, 1961 opposite Sándor Kónya as Lohengrin. Her other roles at the Met during this time included Ariadne, Countess Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro", Donna Anna, the Empress, Eva in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", and Gutrune. While in New York, she sang the role of The Duchess of Parma for the American premiere of Ferruccio Busoni's "Doktor Faust" presented in a concert setting at Carnegie Hall on December 1, 1964.
Born in Kråkstad,
was educated as a pharmacist at the University of Oslo during which time she studied singing as a hobby with Gudrun Boellemose. She drew considerable public notice after an extraordinary performance at Oslo Cathedral which reoriented her path towards a professional musical career. She travelled to Germany for further voice lessons with Paul Lohmann at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt and Franziska Mattienseen-Lohmann in Düsseldorf.
After the war, Levin decided to concentrate more on a classical career, and after he accompanied Gösta Kjellertz, his career as an accompanist took off. He accompanied such diverse international artists as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Yehudi Menuhin, Roberta Peters, Rita Streich, Henryk Szeryng, Ann Brown, Kim Borg, Camilla Wicks, Felicia Weathers; and a panorama of Norwegian artists that included Ingrid
, Knut Skram, Arve Tellefsen, Terje Tønnesen, Elise Båtnes, Aase Nordmo Løvberg, Edith Thallaug, and Ole Bøhn.
In the 1960s he recorded excerpts of operas, Flotow's "Martha", Lortzing's "Undine" (with Lisa Otto) and "Der Wildschütz", and Weber's Oberon with Jess Thomas as Hüon and Ingrid
as Rezia. With the Deutsche Oper Berlin he recorded excerpts of Gounod's "Margarete" (with Hilde Güden), Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana" with Rysanek, Schock and Metternich, and Nicolai's "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" with Köth, Frick and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Elisabeth Scholl was the first girl to sing with the boys choir Kiedricher Chorbuben. From 1982 to 1987 she sang the role of the First Boy in Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. After her Abitur she studied musicology, English studies and history of art at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and took private singing lessons with Eduard Wollitz. She continued her studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with René Jacobs und Richard Levitt and attended master classes with Ingrid
, Helmut Deutsch, Luisa Bosabalian, Ileana Cotrubas and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. She has collaborated with ensembles such as Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, and Cantus Cölln.
, who had made her stage debut in 1957 as Donna Anna in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with the Norwegian National Opera, performed the part the same year in Wuppertal. Ticho Parly performed in 1962 the part of Mephisto in Busoni's "Doktor Faust" and the title role in Britten's "Peter Grimes". Peter Hofmann sang his first Siegmund in Wagner's "Die Walküre" in 1974, the role which he repeated in Patrice Chéreau's historic centennial production of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" at the 1976 Bayreuth Festival.
He took part in performing tours all around the world. Notably, on 22 May 1984, he and the American pianist by the same name, Robert Levin, performed together in Carnegie Hall in a concert called "From Grieg to Gershwin" with then Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja in attendance. The two, along with other musicians including Ole Bøhn, Knut Skram, Felicia Weathers, and Ingrid
performed pieces by Edvard Grieg, Richard Hageman, Harry Owens, Aaron Copland, Celius Dougherty, Oley Speaks, George Gershwin, and others.
Born in Oslo, Karlsen studied singing in her native city with Ingrid
at the Norwegian Academy of Music and with Mija Besselink at the Maastricht Academy of Music. From 1985 to 1992 she was a resident artist at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. She then worked as a resident artist at Theater Bonn from 1992 to 1997. As a guest artist, she has performed leading roles with Bavarian State Opera, Dallas Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Hamburg State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Madison Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Orlando Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Stadttheater Luzern, Staatsoper Hannover, Teatro Real, and Zurich Opera among others.
Wallat specialised in German opera, focussed on the works of Richard Wagner. In 1965 he became Generalmusikdirektor (GMD) in Bremen. In 1968, he stepped in for Karl Böhm to conduct performances of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" and "Der fliegende Holländer" at the Bayreuth Festival. He was the regular conductor of the "Meistersinger" in 1970 and of the "Holländer" in 1971. He was in demand internationally, including the Bolshoi Theatre and the Vienna State Opera. His debut at the Metropolitan Opera was on 7 October 1971 Beethoven's "Fidelio", with Ingrid
, James McCracken, William Dooley, Giorgio Tozzi and Judith Blegen in leading roles. Wallat conducted more than 90 Ring Cycles and was regarded as one of the work's most knowledgeable conductors.
made her United States debut with the San Francisco Opera as Elsa in Wagner's "Lohengrin" and her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Freia, Helmwige, and Gutrune in Wagner's "The Ring Cycle", both of them critical successes. That same year she earned contracts with the Royal Swedish Opera and the Norwegian National Opera which made her a repeat performer in those houses during the 1960s and 1970s. This was followed by engagements at various opera houses around the world throughout the 1960s, including the Polish National Opera, La Monnaie, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Hamburg State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Vancouver Opera, Zurich Opera, Miami Opera, Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, and the Royal Opera at Covent Garden among others.
Corelli made his debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera on 27 January 1961 as Manrico in "Il trovatore," opposite soprano Leontyne Price as Leonora who was also making her house debut at the Met that evening. He would sing to great acclaim at the Met until 1974 in roles such as Calaf (with Birgit Nilsson as Turandot), Cavaradossi, Maurizio, Ernani, Rodolfo and Edgardo. He also undertook French parts in new productions of "Roméo et Juliette" and "Werther". He sang at a number of historic nights at the Met including: the closing gala at the old Met, the concert honoring Sir Rudolf Bing's retirement, and Callas's legendary comeback Tosca. His last performance at the Met was on December 28, 1974 as Calàf with Ingrid
, also singing her last performance at the Met, as Turandot. However, Corelli did tour extensively with the Metropolitan Opera in 1975, singing in performances in cities throughout the United States and in Japan.
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