IMG Artists GmbH is delighted to welcome baritone Yngve Søberg to its roster for general management. He will be represented by Artist Manager Ashley Thouret from the company’s Hannover office.

The Norwegian baritone is earning acclaim for his powerful voice and dynamic stage presence. His performances as Rigoletto at the Opera di Firenze under Fabio Luisi, Norwegian National Opera and Bregenzer Festspiele have earned him tremendous acclaim in what is becoming a calling-card role. Simone Tomei writes in Giornale, “The Norwegian baritone Yngve Søberg shows off his great voice, his unique musicality and his distinguished approach as Rigoletto. … His vocal range is one that makes us remember what a real Rigoletto should sound like. I am convinced…his will be one of the most impressive and complete (Rigoletto) performances on the world opera scene.” Klassekampen writes, “The highlight is definitely baritone Yngve Søberg. He filled the room with his powerful voice.” Dagsavisen adds, “It was Yngve Søberg’s night with a capital N! A voice that – role after role – grows more nuanced, but still with authority and power. Born to be Rigoletto: it takes a big heart and a voice that expresses all facets of life to shape and form this complex characters so fully.” Audiences at Staatstheater Hannover will be next to experience his performance in the role in May 2020.

Yngve says, “I’m so excited to be joining the legendary roster of IMG Artists. Ashley Thouret has a profound understanding of singers and the art form, and I’m looking forward to a long lasting collaboration with her. I am so thrilled that we have found each other at this point in my career. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect!”

Ashley says, “I am thrilled to be signing Yngve Soberg. He is an exceptional talent, with his robust, elegant and luxurious baritone and inherent musical sensitivity, he is one-of-a-kind on today’s opera stage. I look forward to broadening Yngves international profile and building his career as a premiere Verdi baritone.”

Additional recent operatic highlights include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Heerrufer in Lohengrin at Opernhaus Zürich; Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci at the Oper Graz; Angelotti in Tosca at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival; Germont in La traviata with Nordnorsk Opera; Amonasro in Aida, Silvio in I Pagliacci,  Marcello in La bohème with the Oscarsborg Opera; and Germont in La traviata with Nordnorsk Opera. He performs with many leading orchestras throughout the Scandinavia including Fauré’s Requiem with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Carmina Burana with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Amongst his awards and honours are both the Yngve Ruud Wallenberg and the Tom Wilhelmsen awards.