Ivar Gilhuus

Ivar Gilhuus

Tenor

Ivar Gilhuus has studied singing with some of the most outstanding vocal pedagogues Nicolai Gedda, Reiner Goldberg, Peter Seiffert, Ingrid Bjoner, Helena Döse among others. He made his debut at RingsakerOperaen in 1984 as Remendado in Bizet’s “Carmen”. Three years later he debuted at the Norwegian National Opera as a Shepherd in Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”. He was quickly promoted to soloist roles and in 1989 he sung the title role in Gounod’s “Faust”. He was a leading tenor with the Norwegian National Opera in 1990–2007. Since 2007 Ivar Gilhuus is a free-lance artist. His repertoire includes Puccini’s Rodolfo (“La bohème”), Pinkerton (“Madama Butterfly”), Cavaradossi (“Tosca”), Verdi’s Alfredo (“La traviata”), the title roles in “Don Carlo” and “Otello”, Riccardo (“Un ballo in maschera”), Radames (“Aida”), Manrico (“Il trovatore”), Canio (Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”), Turiddu (Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana”), Don José (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Albert Gregor (Janáček’s “The Makropulos Case”), Hermann (Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”), Tamino (Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”), Narraboth (Strauss’ “Salome”), Wagner’s Erik and Lohengrin (“Lohengrin”), Walther von Stolzing (“Die Meistersinger in Nürnberg”), Siegmund (“Die Walküre”), the title role of “Tannhäuser” and many others. In the past years he has been engaged by some of the world’s leading opera houses, such as Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Teatro Real, Gran Teatre del Liceu, etc.

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