MADAMA BUTTERFLY Bodil Victoria Arnesen soprano
Piangero, Piangero La sorte mia by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
Alleluia by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
O Had I Jubals Lyre by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
Das verlassene Mägdlein by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
Lass o Welt by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
W.A. Mozart Voi Avete Un Cor Fedele by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
W.A.Mozart: Basta vincesti...Ah non lasciarmi,no by Bodil Victoria Arnesen Soprano
(Recieved 23.11.2018) Dear Victoria Bodil, I had chance to see and hear your singing Rusalka. Besides your technique and voice, what impressed me most is your interpretecion of the aria.My regards Beniamino Gigli jr
Sopran Bodil Arnesen has some new exciting engagements ahead of her in 2019, like the soprano part in Beethoven's 9 th symphony in the forbidden city in China and a tour to Japan in the finest concert halls. In several recent reviews from 2018 she was praised for her clear, rare colour in the voice and for the "heartfelt pathos" she delivers in the interpretations through her performances.
Countless times she has performed Oratories where Baroque music is closest to the heart. The Messiah of Handel is one of her favorites. But in the Opera literature, Händel is just as relevant for the soprano to sing. Here is to mention the role of Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Her voice also has developed the great flexibility and fullness to fit well in the role of Elsa, in Wagner's Lohengrin.
The Norwegian soprano Bodil Victoria Arnesen studied at the University of Stavanger, and later became a member of the studio at The Bavarian Opera Studio in Munich.
Arnesen has later given performances at Operahouses and Opera Festivals.( In The International festival Bergen she played the role as Bertha in IL Barbiere, which was a Production of Dario Fo, under Alberto Zedda. In El Salvador Brazil she sang the roles as Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with an Opera Company from Dresden Staatsopera. Otherwise Opera Bergen in Norway engaged Arnesen in Mozart Requiem, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Brahms Requiem, Beethoven's 9 Symphony, ILoyd Webber Requiem, in The Magic Flute as Pamina and in Suor Angelica. In Munich she sang the role of Taumännchen in Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel" and also performed roles like Die Gans von Cairo of Mozart , Barbarina and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Among the places she has performed Lied Recitals is; Lincoln Center New York , Queen Elisabeth Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Victoria Hall Singapore, Wigmore Hall,Gasteig München, Herculesaal , Liederhalle Stuttgart,Cuvie Theater München, Alte Oper Frankfurt.
The soprano Arnesen has won some music awards and honored With The Paul Harries Fellow Medal . Among them are: Kirsten Flagstad Prize, ARD MusicPrize (3) in Munich, The Grieg Prize, Princess Astrids Prize (1) Norway, MirjamHelin Music Prize (3) for singers in Helsinki, scholarships from British Petroleum and Statoil's sponsorship program for musicians.
CV & Repertoire
|Musical Work||Role||Jump-in ready?||Company||Year|
|Weber: Der Freischütz||Agathe||No||German||2017|
|Handel: Alexander Balus, HWV 65||Cleopatra Thea||No||2017|
|Puccini: Suor Angelica||Suor Genoveffa||No||Bergen National Opera||2017|