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Eric Halfvarson

Eric Halfvarson

Internationally celebrated American bass Eric Halfvarson is one of today's foremost interpreters of many of the darkest Verdi and Wagner roles. He is a regular guest artist in many of the world’s foremost opera houses.


In the 2017/18 season, Halfvarson will sing Hagen in Wagner's Götterdämmerung at Wiener Staatsoper, Daland in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer at Bergen National Opera in Norway, and The General in a new production of Prokofiev's The Gambler at Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium.


In the 2016/17 season, Halfvarson made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala as the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo. He returned to the Gran Teatre del Liceu to sing the Commendatore in Kasper Holten's production of Don Giovanni, as well as the Royal Opera House to sing Geronte de Revoir in Puccini's Manon Lescaut conducted by Antonio Pappano and Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. He also sang Gurnermanz in Parsifal at the Wagner in Budapest Festival conducted by Adam Fischer and made his Maggio Fiorentino debut as the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo conducted by Zubin Mehta. In concert, he sang Hunding in Act I of Die Walkürewith Antonio Pappano leading the London Symphony Orchestra, Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer with the Valencia Orchestra and Rocco in Beethoven's Leonore at the Washington Concert Opera led by Antony Walker.


In addition to his stage performances, Halfvarson is a respected voice teacher and university lecturer. He currently makes his home in Barcelona.