Bodil Victoria Arnesen

Bodil Victoria Arnesen

Lyric Soprano

Baroque Operas, vocal symfonic works for Soprano and Romantic Lieder
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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 AngelicaSuor Genoveffa
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelTaumännchen (the Dewman)
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2017Wagner R.: 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 SchöpfungGabriel
2017Puccini: TurandotLiù
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda
2017Rossini: SemiramideAzema
2017Charpentier G.: LouiseLouise


(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.

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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 Suor Genoveffa 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