Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen began singing at the age of 22. In 2007 he made the final in the “Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition” in Vienna and won the “Queen Sonja International Singing Competition” in Oslo, in addition to being the first singer to win the newly founded “Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship”.
Previous engagements include the Count Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role in Eugene Onegin with the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, where he was Principal artist for 08-09 season, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro at Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role in Eugene Onegin for Opéra de Lille, Zurga in concerts of The Pearl Fishers with Moscow State Philharmonic Society and Britten’s War Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He opened the 10/11 season performing the title role in Don Giovanni with Glyndebourne on Tour, followed by Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Royal Danish Opera his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Albert in Werther conducted Antonio Pappano, and the title role in Eugene Onegin for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and at the Athens International Festival. Other recent engagements include the title role in Eugene Onegin for English National Opera and at the Bolshoi, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly for Opera di Roma, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro in a new production at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2012 conducted by Robin Ticciati, a new opera by George Benjamin, Written On Skin at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Carmina Burana in concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence and with Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Muti, and Marcello in La Boheme at Covent Garden.
Engagements in the 13/14 season and beyond include a recital at Norske Opera with accompanist Joseph Breinl, Lescaut in Manon also for the Royal Opera House, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Lescaut in Manon for San Francisco Opera, his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Carmina Burana in concert with the Orchestre National de Lyon and concerts with the Prague Philharmonia and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.