Kolbj°rn H°iseth

Picture of Kolbj°rn H°iseth
He studied with Heddy Gathe in Trondheim, Set Svanholm and Ragnar HyltÚn Cavallius in Stockholm.

He made hus debut in Stockholm in 1958 as the sailor in Tristan and Isolde, and Hylas in Les Troyens.

He sang at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Covent Garden, Lyon , Bordeaux, Kassel, Hannover, Duisburg and Kiel.

At the Metropolitan, he sang: Das Rheingold on February 10, 1975 as Froh (Thomas Stewart, Mignon Dunn, Marius Rintzler, Glade Peterson, Maureen Forrester, Bengt Rundgren, John Macurdy, Christine Weidinger, William Dooley, Ragnar Ulfung, Loretta Di Franco, Batyah Godfrey Ben-David, Sixten Ehrling), on February 15, 1975 and on February 22, 1975; die Walküre on March 8, 1975 as Siegmund (Rita Hunter, Birgit Nilsson, Donald McIntyre, Mignon Dunn, John Macurdy, Mary Ellen Pracht, Joann Grillo, Gloria Hodes, Carlotta Ordassy, Jean Kraft, Batyah Godfrey Ben-David, Marcia Baldwin, Cynthia Munzer, Sixten Ehrling)

His repertory included: Carmen, Alceste, Don Carlo, Otello, A´da, Pagliacci, Boris Godunov, Jenufa, Fidelio, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhńuser, Elektra, Wozzeck, Katarina Ismailova, Das Rheingold, Lohengrin, Die Walküre, Guillaume Tell (Rodolphe), ...

Kolbj°rn H°iseth singsGuillaume Tell: Ah! Mathilde, with Erik SadÚn
Live 1967, Stockholm

Stefan Johansson (Chefdramaturg Malm÷ Opera, 1997-2014 of the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm) provides following correction. This is not H°iseth singing Arnold. Arnold is sung by the high lyric tenor Sven-Erik Vikstr÷m, a short buffo & tenorino, apart from his high notes hardly suited to the romantic hero. Heldentenor H÷iseth, who also during his whole career performed character parts, was cast as Rodolphe, the henchman of Gessler, not heard in this duo. This can easily be proven in the Royal Opera Archive. HT: Thank you for this important correction.
Kolbj°rn H°iseth singsAida: Ma dimmi; per qual via
with Birgit Nilsson, Barbro Ericson and Rolf Jupither in Swedish & Italian

Kolbj°rn H°iseth singsDie WalkŘre: WinterstŘrme wichen dem Wonnemond
I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the picture and recording (Guillaume Tell).

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