Biography

The Faroese Bass Rúni Brattaberg first graduated as a documentary photographer in Copenhagen, before he trained to become a singer. He studied at the Sibelius Akademia in Helsinki from 1997-99 and at the International Operastudio in Zürich from 1999-2000
After his first engagements in Mainz, Ulm, Detmold and Bern, he was engaged from 2009-2011 at Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he sang: Gurnemanz, Hagen, Hunding, Fafner, Veit Pogner, König Heinrich, Basilio, Timur, Sparafucile,  Sarastro, Baron Ochs, and Osmin.
 
He sang as a guest at Opéra national de Paris, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Nederlandse Reisopera Amsterdam, La Monnaie in Brussels, State Theater of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), Aalto-Theater Essen as well as at the opera houses of Lausanne, Karlsruhe and Ústi nad Labem (Czech Republic). In the season 2013/14 he made his debut at Metropolitan Opera NY (Baron Ochs/Der Rosenkavalier), at the Cincinnati Opera and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Rúni Brattaberg worked together with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Andrew Davis, Edward Gardner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leif Segerstam, Thomas Hengelbrock, Constantin Trinks, Axel Kober, Stefan Soltesz and Ulf Schirmer.
 
From the season 2014/15 he was a member of the ensemble of the Oper Leipzig, where he sang roles such as Großinquisitor/Don Carlo, Landgraf Hermann/Tannhäuser, Fasolt/Das Rheingold, Hunding/Die Walküre, Fafner/Siegfried, Hagen/Götterdämmerung, Gurnemanz/Parsifal and Eremit/Der Freischütz.

In 2018/19 he will take over the roles of Fafner/Das Rheingold at Staatstheater Kassel as well as Hunding/Die Walküre at Teatro di San Carlo under the baton of Juraj Valčuha.

Artist Website

www.runibrattaberg.com

Management

Worldwide non-exclusive

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14
 
 
 
 
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director
natascha@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. St. John Passion
Beethoven Symphony no 9
Haydn The Creation
Mendelssohn Paulus
Verdi Requiem
 

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio Rocco
Berg Wozzeck Doktor
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream Peter Quince
Monteverdi L'Incoronazione di Poppea Seneca
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail Osmin
  Die Zauberflöte Sarastro
    Sprecher
  Don Giovanni Commendatore
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges King of Clubs
Puccini Madama Butterfly Bonzo
  Turandot Timur
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Basilio
Sallinen Juha Tervamies
  Kullervo Merikanto
    Tiera
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Truffaldino
  Der Rosenkavalier Baron Ochs
  Die schweigsame Freu Sir Morosus
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Prince Gremin
  Mazeppa Orlik
Verdi Aida Ramphis
  Don Carlo Filippo
    Il frate
    Il grande inquisitore
  La forza del destino Padra Guardiano
  Macbeth Banco
  Otello Lodovico
  Rigoletto Sparafucile
Wagner Das Rheingold Fafner
    Fasolt
  Der fliegende Holländer Daland
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Veit Pogner
  Die Walküre Hunding
  Götterdämmerung Hagen
  Lohengrin König Heinrich
  Parsifal Gurnemanz
    Titurel
  Siegfried Fafner
  Tannhäuser Landgraf Herrmann
  Tristan und Isolde König Marke
Weber Der Freischütz Caspar
    Eremit

Press

 

Der Ring des Nibelungen / Oper Leipzig / Juli 2018 / Opera Now


"Brattaberg's Hunding had dark, glowering tone[...], he made a brilliant Fafner[...] and a powerful Hagen" 

Der Ring des Nibelungen / Oper Leipzig / 05.-08.05.16 / opernnetz.de


"Idealbesetzung für die beiden Bösewichter" 

Götterdämmerung / Oper Leipzig / 03.05.16 / tagesspiegel.de


"Was für ein Hagen!" 

Götterdämmerung / Oper Leipzig / 30.04.16 / opernnetz.de


"auch stimmlich der grandiose Antiheld" 
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