Bror Magnus Tødenes
Norwegian tenor Bror Magnus Tødenes is one of the most gifted singers to emerge from Scandinavia in recent years. He made his professional opera debut as a mere 21-year-old, recording an acclaimed solo album. At 23 he was associated with one of the world’s finest opera houses, the Wiener Staatsoper. Bror Magnus started his musical training as a pianist and moved to electric guitar before discovering his vocal potential. He first studied in Trondheim but then moved to Rome where he was educated at the famous Santa Cecilia Academy. In 2015, he made his breakthrough when he won both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition. His debut at the Salzburg Festival came in the same year. In 2016, he returned to Salzburg and starred in Verdi’s Othello, conducted by Christian Thielemann. That year, he also appeared as Steuermann in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the Copenhagen Opera Festival. In addition to his engagements in Vienna and Salzburg, Bror Magnus Tødenes has performed on stages such as the Prague National Theatre, the operas in Lyon, Toulouse and Paris, the Bergen International Festival and with many European orchestras.