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Magnús Baldvinsson

Bass

Magnús Baldvinsson
© Barbara Aumüller

During the many seasons that Icelandic bass Magnús Baldvinsson has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt his roles have included Zaccaria (Nabucco), Massimiliano / Moser (Die Räuber / I masnadieri) and Banquo (Macbeth), Titurel (Parsifal), Veit Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen (Tannhäuser) and Fafner (Ring, CD & DVD - OehmsClassics), Der Holzhacker / The Woodcutter (Königskinder; CD OehmsClassics), Tiresias (Enescu's Oedipe), Peneios (Strauss' Daphne), Ashby (La fanciulla del West - available on CD - OehmsClassics), Tommaso (Tiefland - available on CD - OehmsClassics), Priest / Badger (Das schlaue Füchslein/The Cunning Little Vixen), the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Baron Würmerhelm (Der Spieler/The Gambler) and the Cardinal of Lothringen (Pfitzner's Palestrina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko, available on CD - OehmsClassics). During the 2018/19 season Magnús Baldvinsson sings Bertrand in Iolanta and Old Graumann in Der ferne Klang/The Distant Sound, both role debuts in new productions, and Montano in Otello. Last season he sang the Grand Inquisitor of Lisbon / High Priest to Brahma in a new production of Meyerbeer's L’Africaine,  Mr. Flint (Billy Budd), Monterone (Rigoletto), 2nd SS Man (Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger) and the Prince of Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur). Guest engagements in recent seasons have included appearances with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and performances at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon (Dikoj in Katja Kabanova) and Deutsche Oper Berlin.