Andri Björn Róbertsson - Heimssviðið
Tuesday 12th October - 19:30
Icelandic bass-baritone, Andri Bjo¨rn Ro´bertsson is at home on both the operatic and concert platform. In the 2020/21 season, Andri should have returned to Zurich Opera with the La Scintilla Orchestra for St John’s Passion and also revisited the roles of Witness 3 and Madman in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence at the Châtelet, however these were both cancelled due to Covid19.
Last season, Andri made his House operatic debut at his native Icelandic Opera as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and was meant to return to the Dutch Opera as Der Einäugige in Die Frau Ohne Schatten, however this was also unfortunately interrupted by the COVID19 pandemic.
In the 2018/19 season, Andri appeared at both the Staatsoper Hamburg and Opera National de Lyon with Lessons in Love and Violence singing both Witness 3 / Madman. These followed Andri’s House debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with the world Premiere of the same production.
As a 2016/17 Harewood Artist at ENO, roles included Angelotti in Tosca, Ceprano in Rigoletto, cover Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Lord Krishna in Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and cover Fifth Jew in Salome.
Andri’s oratorio repertoire includes Bach’s Cantatas and St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse and The Creation, Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass KV 317, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges. Recent concert engagements include the roles of Cappadocian and Fifth Jew in a concert performance of Salome with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a series of concerts with Baroque Ensemble Cafe´ Zimmermann in Marseille, La Roque d’Antheron and Aix en Provence.
A keen recitalist, Andri has performed at the Wigmore Hall, London, Oxford Lieder Festival, Icelandic Opera in Reykjavik, Festival d’Aix en Provence and L’Ope´ra de Lille as well as at Salurinn, Ko´pavogur, Iceland.
Andri is a Samling Artist and Georg Solti Accademia di bel canto scholar.
Robert Schumann Liederkreis op. 24
Árni Thorsteinson Sjö sönglög
Robert Schumann Liderkreis op. 39
Supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
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Tuesday 12. October - 19:30