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Magnús Baldvinsson

Bass

Magnús Baldvinsson
© Barbara Aumüller

The Icelandic bass Magnús Baldvinsson studied at the Söngskólinn in Reykjavik and Indiana University School of Music before being made a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. His many roles at Oper Frankfurt have included Verdi's Zaccaria (Nabucco), Massimiliano / Moser (Die Räuber / i masnadieri) and Banquo (Macbeth), Wagner's Titurel (Parsifal), Veit Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Landgraf Hermann von Thüringen(Tannhäuser) and Fafner (Ring, CD/DVD - OehmsClassics). His repertoire includes the Grand Inquisitor of Lisbon / High Priest to Brahma (L’Africaine), Mr. Flint (Billy Budd), The Woodcutter (Königskinder, CD available - OehmsClassics), Tiresias (Oedipe), Tommaso (Tiefland, CD - OehmsClassics) and Mozart's Commendatore (Don Giovanni). Last season he took part in Martinů's Julietta, sang the Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo), Monterone (Rigoletto) and Marti in one performance of Delius' Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe / A Village Romeo and Juliet before the corona virus struck and shutdown prevented him from singing the Priest in Das schlaue Füchslein / The Cunning Little Vixen, available on CD - OehmsClassics) and Commendatore in Don Giovanni.  During the 2020/21 season he can be heard again in Manon Lescaut and as the Father (role debut) in a new production of Britten's The Prodigal Son. Guest engagements have included appearances with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.