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Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Audun

Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen won the Queen Sonja International Singing Competition 2007 in Oslo and made the final in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna, in addition to being the first singer to win the newly founded Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship.

Audun has appeared at some of the most distinguished houses worldwide including Royal Danish Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, English National Opera, Opera di Roma and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Concert performances include Carmina Burana with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Britten’s War Requiem with the New Japan Philharmonic conducted by Daniel Harding.

Recent operatic engagements include title role in Wozzeck and Posa Don Carlo) at Oper Frankfurt; his debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Zurga (Pecheurs de Perles), Marcello (La bohème) for his return to San Francisco Opera and the Royal Danish Opera, his Paris Opera debut as Fieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini), Alfio/Tonio (Pagliacci & Cavalleria rusticana) at Opera Graz; Albert (Werther) for Opernhaus Zürich, Posa (Don Carlo) at Oper Frankfurt, Count (Le nozze di Figaro) for Den Norske Opera and Olivier (Capriccio) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Audun is based in Oslo, Norway

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Jan 2024
Opernhaus Zürich, Zürich
Massenet, Werther, Opernhaus Zürich
Feb 2024
Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam
Reid, The Shell Trial, Dutch National Opera
May 2024
Prague National Theatre, Prague


Selected Repertoire

BENJAMINBenvenuto Cellini (Fieramosca)
BENJAMINWritten on Skin (The Protector)
BERGWozzeck (title role)
BERLIOZFieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini)
BIZETThe Pearl Fishers (Zurga)
DONIZETTILucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
GLUCKAlceste (Hercule)
LEONCAVALLOPagliacci (Silvio, Tonio)
MASCAGNICavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
MASSENETManon (Lescaut)   •   Werther (Albert)
MONTEVERDIIl Ritorno d’ulisse in Patria (Eumete)
MOZARTCosi fan tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Don Giovanni (title role)   •   Le nozze di Figaro (Conte Almaviva)   •   The Magic Flute (Papageno)
PUCCINILa bohème(Marcello, Schaunard)   •   Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
STRAUSSCapriccio (Olivier)
TCHAIKOVSKYEugene Onegin (title role)   •   Pique Dame (Yeletsky)
VERDIDon Carlo (Rodrigo)   •   Il Trovatore (Conte di Luna)   •   La Traviata (Germont)



  • Massenet - Manon

    Royal Opera House
    Jan 2014
    • Audun Iversen’s Lescaut was fittingly rumbustious, swaggering arrogantly and singing with vigour and vitality

    • Audun Iversen gave strength and presence as Lescaut, Manon’s cousin