Espen Langvik has been a soloist with the Norwegian National Opera (DNO) since 2009.
Studied at: Rogaland Music Conservatoriy, National academy of Operatic Art in Oslo and Mannes College of Music in New York.
Espen Langvik made his debut with the Norwegian National Opera in the role of Danilo in The Merry Widow in 2007 and since 2009 he has been a permanent soloist. He has since sung roles such as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Doctor Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Sid in La Fanciulla del West and Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos and took part in DNO’s series of recitals with Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook.
Espen Langvik is establishing himself as one of Norway’s foremost singers and has shown that he can master roles such as Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Silvio in Pagliacci, title role in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème and the demanding leading role of Sigismund in The Fourth Watch of the Night by Norwegian contemporary composer Gisle Kverndokk, all at DNO.
In August 2014 Espen sang Papageno in The Magic Flute at Steinvikholmen, Opera Trøndelag, and in October (27th) he performed at The Oxford Lieder Festival with a Schubert program together with pianist professor Matti Hirvonen.
In the season 14/15 at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Espen will sing Figaro in ”The Barber of Seville” and Donna Agata Scanagalli in ”Viva la Mamma” at the opera house in Oslo and on a Norwegian tour, among several other things.
Summer 2015 will be filled of summer opera activities: ”Thora på Rimol”, Opera concert at Ytterøy, Belcore in ”L’elisir d’amore” and the title role in ”Olav Engelbrektsson” at Opera Trøndelag.
Photo: Jörg Wiesner