Olafur Sigurdarson


Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson begins the 2019-20 season at Wexford Festival Opera in his house debut as Sancho Panza Don Quichotte. He returns to Prague National Theatre following his great success in the role of Telramund Lohengrin in Katharina Wagner’s new production, and in the UK he makes his house debut at English National Opera in the role of Miller Luisa Miller. The artist takes over the role of Telramund in the new production of Lohengrin, also by Wagner, which opens in March 2020 at Liceu Grand Theatre, Barcelona.


Last season Mr Sigurdarson returned to the Finnish National Opera for his debut in the title role Wozzeck which proved to be a great fit and a wonderful success for the artist. He also revived his performance in the title role Der fliegende Holländer, a role he inaugurated the season previously when the production was new. At Gothenburg Opera he sang the role of Alberich Das Rheingold under the baton of Evan Rogister in a new production by Stephen Langridge.

“The evil one is by far the best; in a pinstriped suit, full of vengeance, the Icelandic baritone delivers a beautifully sung Don Carlo. A feast for the ears.”

Stephan Schickhaus, Frankfurter Rundschau

“Olafur Sigurdarson’s Alberich was sung with richness and patience, never slacking into caricature. The pivotal significance of his placing of the curse was never in doubt nor overplayed.”

Opera News, Andrew Mellor, 21 November 2018

BARTOK Bluebeard’s Castle (Bluebeard)
BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Don Pizarro)
BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust (Brander; Mephistopheles)
BRITTEN Peter Grimes (Balstrode)
DONIZETTI La Fille du Regiment (Sulpice)
GIORDANO Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
LEONCAVALLO Pagliacci (Tonio)
MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
MASSENET Don Quichotte (Sancho Panzo)
MONTEMEZZI L’Amore dei tre re (Manfredo)
MOORE The Ballad of Baby Doe (Horace Tabor)
OFFENBACH Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Lindorf; Coppelius; Mirakel; Dapertutto)
PONCHIELLI La Gioconda (Barnaba)
PUCCINI Il Tabarro (Michele)
La Fanciulla del West (Jack Rance)
Tosca (Scarpia)
ROSSINI Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo)
SALLINEN Kullervo (title role)
STRAUSS Die Frau ohne Schatten (Barak)
Salome (Jochanaan)
VERDI Falstaff (title role; Ford)
La Forza del Destino (Don Carlo)
La Traviata (Germont)
Macbeth (title role)
Otello (Iago)
Rigoletto (title role)
Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
WAGNER Der Fliegende Holländer (title role)
Lohengrin (Telramund)
Das Rheingold (Alberich)
Siegfried (Alberich; Wotan)
Götterdämmerung (Alberich)
Parsifal (Klingsor)
WOLF-FERRARI I Gioielli della Madonna (Rafaele)