Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen began singing at the age of 22. In July 2007 Audun Iversen made the final in the “Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition” in Vienna. He won the “Queen Sonja International Singing Competition” in Oslo in August 2007, in addition to being the first singer to win the newly founded “Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship”.
Audun sang 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.
Engagements in the 11/12 season and beyond 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, Marcello in La Boheme and Lescaut in Manon also for the Royal Opera House, a new opera by George Benjamin, Written On Skin, which will tour to numerous venues including in Florence and Vienna, and his debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.