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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), Tiresias (Oedipe), Tommaso (Tiefland, CD - OehmsClassics), Mozart's Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and the Priest (The Cunning Little Vixen) - available on CD - OehmsClassics. Before the theatre was shut by corona he took part in Martinů's Julietta and sang Marti again, in one performance of Delius' Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe / A Village Romeo and Juliet. During the 2021/22 season he can be heard as Quince in a new production of Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bertrand in Iolanta and he repeats his portrayals of The Woodcutter (a role he sang at the 2021 Tirol Festival in Erl) in Humperdinck's Königskinder (CD available - OehmsClassics) and Monterone in Rigoletto. Guest engagements have included appearances with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.