Bodil Victoria Arnesen

Bodil Victoria Arnesen

Lyric Soprano

Specialized in coloratura repertoire
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«"Arnesens gesang war wundervoll. Es hätte nicht besser gemacht werden können"»
Münchener Abendzeitung (2017)
«"her music had the texture of silk and willow,loose and unpressured , and her emotions appeared most genuine. Arnesen is likely to become a superstar in the world of lyrical sopranos"»
Crossover Magazine Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Arts festival (2017)
«"gorgeously turned readings by Bodil Arnesen, Norwegian soprano with a velvety tone and a graceful interpretative manner"»
New York Times (2017)
2017Weber: Der FreischützAgathe
2017Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2017Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2017Handel: Alexander Balus, HWV 65Cleopatra Thea
2017Puccini: Suor AngelicaSister Genovieffa
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelTaumännchen (the Dewman)
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2017Wagner: SiegfriedWaldvogel
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2017Wagner: LohengrinElsa Of Brabant
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroBarbarina
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2017Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2017Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2017Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiGiulietta
2017Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaDalila
2017Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D majorSoprano
2017Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K. 427Soprano #1
2017Mahler: Symphony No. 4, G majorSoprano (mahler: Symphony No. 4, G Major)
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2017Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)Soprano
2017Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2017Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Soprano
2017Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorSoprano
2017Handel: Joshua, HWV 64Joshua
2017Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorSoprano Soloist
2017Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleSoprano
2017Rossini: Stabat MaterSoprano
2017Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorSoprano
2017Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation)Soprano
2017Puccini: TurandotLiù
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda
2017Rossini: SemiramideAzema
2017Charpentier G.: LouiseLouise


Bodil Victoria Arnesen har performed in many countries with famous conductors and orchestras, Among the places she has sung are : Alice Tulley Hall, Lincoln Center New York, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Suntory Hall Japan, Victoria Hall Singapore, Wigmore Hall, Musica del Palau Spain, Bavarian State Opera Germany.

Bodil Victoria Arnesen has given performances at Operafestivals. She took the role as Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with an Opera Company from Staatskapelle Dresden in Bahia Brazil.Otherwise she sang the roles in The Magic Flute of Mozart as Pamina and in Suor Angelica of Puccini among the productions of Bergen Opera. In Munich at the Bavarian State Opera she took the role in Humperdincks Hansel und Gretel as Taumännchen and also performed the following roles in various Studio productions. Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Die Gans von Kairo, Barbarina, Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte and Norina in Don Pasquale of Donizetti. Review from the national Norwegian press: International Festival Bergen Rossini Der Barbier von Sevilla /Alberto Zedda:" One would not associate charming Bodil Arnesen with a peevish housekeeper, but she draw a witty portrait of old Bertha."Review from Operagalla Oslo " Arnesen gave a brilliant and nuanced account of Norina (Don Pasquale) 

Bodil Victoria Arnesen feels at home in the Operas and the Oratorio works by Händel as well as the Cantatas by Johan Sebastian Bach. Her repertoire ranges from early contemporary music to our Century. As a soloist in Japan with Kanazawa Chamber Music Orchestra performing Mozart Concerto Arias and in USA with various orchestras and pianists on her recitals, is also to mention the Tours to Japan with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under the button of Mariss Jansons and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/ Kitayenko. She was praised to the sky by the press for her performances and the readings she gave many places, for instance of "Exultate Jubilate" by Mozart and for Mahler 4th Symphony in Singapore.Since she also received a great deal of recognition for her readings of Edvard Griegs Songs, this led to international Cd recordings for Naxos which was highly acclaimed by the music press .The CD with Grieg Songs (with Pianist Erling Ragnar Eriksen) became one of the most sold CD's on Naxos. After this, Bodil Victoria Arnesen became even more engaged in the art of Lied and performed in Wigmore Hall London and in Weill Hall at Carneige Hall, sponsored by the petrol Company STATOIL. She also discovered a deeper meaning behind the words which gave inspiration to modern music. Arnesen was invited to sing on several CD recordings with Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, under the button of Karl Anton Rickenbacher. These are the early works by Beethoven, The Emperor Cantatas and Richard Strauss " Des Esels Schatten where she held the part of "Gorgo".
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Weber: Der Freischütz Agathe No German 2017
Dvořák: Rusalka Rusalka No 2017
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla No fr 2017
Handel: Alexander Balus, HWV 65 Cleopatra Thea No 2017
Puccini: Suor Angelica Sister Genovieffa No Bergen National Opera 2017


Kirsten Flagstad Award
Mirjam Helin 3 prize
Robert Schumann prize 3
Grieg Prize
ARD Music Prize 3
prinsess Astrid 1 prise