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Thorstein Arbjörnsson (Tenor)

Born: 1984 (?) - Eskifjordur, Iceland,

The Icelandic tenbor Thorsteinn H. Árbjörnsson, began his studies with W. Keith Reed at the music school in Egilsstadir. He studied at Oklahoma University under the guidance of Salvatore Champagne, and completed his Bachelorís degree from Oberlin College Conservatory with Salvatore Champagne. He was invited to attend the Music Academy of the West, where he studied with world-famous artists including Marilyn Horne and Warren Jones. In 2011, he won V.O.I.C.Experience Scholarship from Florida Opera Theatre. He will use this opportunity to further his music education.

Thorsteinn Árbjörnsson made his USA professional debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in Igor Stravinskyís Le Rossignol conducted by Maestro Pierre Boulez. He is currently a resident of Central Florida and a frequent performer for Florida Opera Theatre. He He has also been an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera. His roles performed include Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte, Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, The Sailor in Le Pauvre Matelot, Nemorino in LíElisir díAmore, Le Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmelites, Camille de Rossillon in The Merry Widow, and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos. Last summer, he sang Alfredo with North Shore Music Festivalís La Traviata.

Concert solo performances include J.S. Bachís Magnificat (BWV 243), Orffís Carmina Burana, Rossiniís Petite Messe Solemnelle, Mozartís Coronation Mass and works by Arthur Honegger, Felix Mendelssohn, George Frideric Handel, and Schubert.

 

Source: Opera Company of Middlebury (2014); Orlando Theater Website (May 2011)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2014)

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