Norwegian baritone Yngve Søberg made his role debut as Rigoletto at the Opera di Firenze with Fabio Luisi conduct- ing and is scheduled to sing the same role at Staatstheater Hannover and the Norwegian National Opera.
Recent engagements include Amonasro in Aida at Oscars- borg Opera, Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in Pagliacci at Oper Graz, the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and the role of Heerrufer in Lohengrin conducted by Fabio Luisi, both at the Opernhaus Zürich and roles at the Norwegian National Opera include Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with conduc- tor Daniele Callegari, Marcello in La Bohème under the baton of Antonino Fogliani, Germont in La Traviata, Esca-millo in Carmen, the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Tonio in I Pagliacci.
Yngve sang Angelotti in Tosca at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Silvio in I Pagliacci and Marcello in La Bohème with the Oscarsborg Opera and Germont in La Traviata with Nordnorsk Opera.Read more
Much in demand on the concert platform, Yngve recently performed Fauré’s Requiem with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Carmina Burana with the Trond- heim Symphony Orchestra.
He has performed with many of the leading orchestras in the Scandinavian area. Conductors he has worked with include Ingar Bergby, Oleg Caetani, Jonathan Darlington, John Helmer Fiore, Patrick Fournillier, Roy Goodman, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Pietari Inkinen, Kirill Karabits, Stefan Klingele, Pier Gerhard Markson, Giorgio Morandi, Jun Märkl, Rudolph Piehlmayer, Patrik Ringborg, Marc Soustrot, Ward Stare, Peter Szilvay, Muhai Tang and Keri- Lynn Wilson.
Awards given include the Ruud Wallenberg Award and the Tom Wilhelmsen Award. Yngve Søberg is represented worldwide by Ashley Thouret at IMG Artists.
“The highlight of the show is definitely baritone Yngve Søberg as Rigoletto. He was the only one on the stage who could fill the room with his powerful sound in all registers, and because of this his interaction with the orchestra was never forced, and musically he could really go into the nuances that the role requires.”
“It was Yngve Søberg’s night with a capital N! A voice that- role after role- grows more gently but still with more authority and power as he grows into the larger opera repertoire. Born to be Rigoletto- it takes a big heart and a voice that expresses all sides of life to shape and form this complex character that is reckoned to be one of the most multifaceted figures in the opera literature.”
“Yngve Søberg’s voice is beautiful, expressive and carries well”
“The one who impresses us most on stage, is Yngve Søberg as Enrico. Not only does he claim authority through the volume of his strong voice, but also sounds beautiful and phrases exquisitely.”
Klassekampen, 19 March 2018
“In particular Yngve Søberg, as the self centered brother of Lucia, Enrico, is simply great. Both fluid and powerful in his baritone…”
Aftenposten, 5 March 2018