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Haugland, Aage

Noël Goodwin

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199578108
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:
Haugland, Aage

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(b Copenhagen, Feb 1, 1944; d Copenhagen, Dec 23, 2000). Danish bass. He was a soloist with the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir and later studied music and medicine at the university there; he made his début with the Norwegian Opera in 1968 in Martinů’s Comedy on the Bridge. In 1973 he became a member of the Danish Royal Opera, with which he had a permanent contract as First Bass. His British début was in 1975 as Hunding at Covent Garden, and he sang a formidable Hagen with the ENO the same year, later recording the role with Goodall. In 1979 he made his American début at St Louis as Boris, then sang Ochs at the Metropolitan, where he subsequently took several other roles. He sang King Henry in Lohengrin for his début at La Scala in 1981 and Hagen at Bayreuth in 1983. Haugland’s big, warm and evenly produced voice was also heard to advantage as Rocco, Fafner, Gremin, Prince Ivan Khovansky and Klingsor, the last two of which he recorded. Notable among his other recordings are operas by Danish composers, including Heise’s ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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