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Haugland, Aage (opera)

Noël Goodwin

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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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 Hagen with the ENO the same year; in 1979 he made his American début at St Louis as Boris, then sang Ochs at the Metropolitan Opera, 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. His big, warm and evenly produced voice was also heard to advantage as Klingsor, Rocco, Fafner, Gremin, Prince Ivan Khovansky and King Mark....

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Subjects: Opera

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