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Ølberg, Leif Jone - Baritone

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Ølberg, Leif JoneBaritone
Ølberg, Leif JoneBaritone
Ølberg, Leif JoneBaritone
Ølberg, Leif JoneBaritone
Ølberg, Leif JoneBaritone

Biography

In the 2018/19 season, Leif Jone is part of the soloist ensemble at the Danish National Opera. Roles include Tadeush in the Scandinavian premiere of Weinberg's Holocaust opera Die Passagierin before singing Escamillo in Carmen. He will also return there in the autumn 2019 to sing the title role in Eugene Onegin.
 
Acclaimed for his comic talent and strong presence on stage combined with a beautiful and solid voice, Norwegian baritone Leif Jone made his debut at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as Moralès in Carmen, while studying at the Royal Danish Opera Academy. In his final year at the Opera Academy he was offered the title role of Figaro in the Barber of Seville with the Royal Danish Opera. A regular guest soloist at the Royal Danish Opera, he performed the role of Abner in Saul and David at the Royal Danish Opera during the 150th jubilee of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen in spring 2015. The following year he returned to sing Figaro in the Barber of Seville, and in the 2016/17 season he sang the role of Schaunard in La Bohème. In the 2017/18 season, Leif Jone was part of the soloist ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera. Roles included Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Marullo in Rigoletto and Bello in Fanciulla del West.
 
Leif Jone has studied classical singing – performance at University of Stavanger (2004-2008), has gained Master in Music (Distinction) at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (2008-2010) and graduated from Royal Danish Opera Academy (2011-2014).  
 
In 2015 Leif Jone won the Ascolta Prize (1st prize) in the Operaens Venners Singing Competition.