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Baritone

Ólafur Sigurdarson

"Olafur Sigurdarson possesses a very strong and expressive voice, boasting a wide vocal range, with a colorful palette..."
- Operawire

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Biography Highlights

 
 

Upcoming & Recent

Debut as Captain Bastrode Peter Grimes at the Teatro alla Scala, return to the Bayreuther Festspiele as Alberich Der Ring Cycle, Biterolf Tannhäuser, return to Opera Colorado for the title role in the Flying Dutchman.

 
 

Previous

Barone Scarpia Tosca and Rigoletto at Leipzig Opera, Prague National Opera as Rigoletto, Macbeth and Telramund, Telramund Lohengrin at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Klingsor Parsifal with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Rigoletto and Alberich in the Ring Cycle with Gothenburg Opera, Captain Balstrode Peter Grimes with the Icelandic Opera, Wozzeck, Flying Dutchman with Finnish National Opera, Wexford Festival Opera as Sancho Don Quichotte.

 
 

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Alberich

Wagner -Rheingold

Alberich

Wagner -Rheingold

Erhebe dich...

Wagner - Lohengrin

Erhebe dich...

Wagner - Lohengrin

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Göteborgs Operan - Wagner - Siegfried = Alberich

Alberich, clearly Wotan’s vagrant-brother, is the astonishing Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson, here on top form in his exchanges with a tinnie-toting Wotan…
 

Opera Now

Alberich

Alberich, clearly Wotan’s vagrant-brother, is the astonishing Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson, here on top form in his exchanges with a tinnie-toting Wotan…
 

Opera Now

Wagner, R. - Das Rheingold - Alberich

Thus the most convincing performance was reserved for Olafur Sigurdarson, who is able to let the pain behind all his Alberich's desire for revenge shimmer through grippingly.
 

- Von Stefan Dosch , Augsburger Allgemeine

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...a superlative cast: Olafur Sigurdarson's stentorian, anguished Alberich.
 

- Nicholas Kenyon , The Telegraph

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Olafur Sigurdarson garnered the greatest cheers from the audience as Alberich, probably rightly so. His was certainly an outstanding performance, seemingly instinctively alert to the dramatic reality and implications of Wagner's particularly dialectical blend of verse, music, and gesture.
 

- Mark Berry , Boulezian

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Göteborgs Operan - Wagner - Siegfried - Alberich

Alberich, clearly Wotan’s vagrant-brother, is the astonishing Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson, here on top form in his exchanges with a tinnie-toting Wotan…
 

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Wexford Festival Opera - Massenet - Don Quichotte - Sancho

Olafur Sigurdarson ist darstellerisch und stimmlich eine Idealbesetzung für den Knappen Sancho Panza. Mit großem Spielwitz kommentiert er einerseits die Zweifel an den hehren Träumen seines Herrn, weist aber andererseits das Volk, das sich über Don Quichottes seltsames Wesen lustig macht, beherzt und entschieden in seine Schranken. Mit beweglichem Bariton glänzt Sigurdarson und beherrscht dabei genauso einen leichten Parlando-Ton wie große dramatische Ausbrüche. Ein Höhepunkt des Abends stellt seine Arie im zweiten Akt dar, wenn er sein allgemeines Misstrauen gegenüber Frauen zum Ausdruck bringt. Janelidze verfügt mit seinem Bass über eine markante Tiefe, die sich auch mühelos in baritonale Höhen schwingt. Ihm gelingt es, diesen "Ritter der traurigen Gestalt" in keinem Moment der Lächerlichkeit preiszugeben, auch wenn er den Spott der anderen auf sich zieht.
 

- Thomas Molke , Online Musik Magazin

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Ólafur Sigurdarson was a well-rounded Sancho Panza, his robust baritone excellent at the comedy routines but his finest moment came when he vehemently upbraids the crowd for mocking Don Quichotte after Dulcinée’s rejection.
 

- Mark Pullinger, , Bachtrack

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Icelandic baritone, Olafur Sigurdarson, did a brilliant job mining the humour in the score.  However, there was a startling and thrilling change in Act IV when he upbraided the crowd for laughing at Don Quichotte.  This was powerful, unbridled singing which had an enormous emotional impact.  In the final act he showed real affection and tenderness for his dying master.  
 

- Robert Beattie , Seen and Heard International

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