Hege gustava Tjönn

Hege gustava Tjönn

Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

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«Die Norwegerin Hege Gustava Tjønn ist eine Margarete, die mit ihrem farbenreichen, edlEn Sopran begeistert und die Vielschichtigkeit einer tragiSchen FrAuenfigur ideal zum AusDruck bringt»
Franz Gratl, Kronen Zeitung (2017)
«Hervorragend die Besetzung: Hege Gustava Tjønn mit ihrem reizvollen Timbre als leuchtende Margarete, stets dicht am Text, die GRoßartiG ihre Entwicklung nachzeichnet und ein fulminantes Finale singt»
Ursula Strohal, Tiroler Tageszeitung (2017)
«Prima Donna assoluta sowohl vokal wie auch szenisch ist die phänomenale Hege Gustava Tjønn als Titania.»
Erik Graune, Tidskriften Opera (2018)
2016Donizetti: Lucrezia BorgiaLucrezia Borgia
2016Offenbach: La Vie ParisienneLa Baronne
2015Gounod: FaustMarguerite
2015Grigori Frid: Anne Franks DagbokAnne Frank
2014Offenbach: La vie parisienneBaronesse Christine Gondremarc
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2014Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2013Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2013Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraSandrina
2012Gräfin MarizaMariza
2012Britten: Albert HerringMiss Wordsworth
2012Mozart: Lucio SillaGiunia
2011Offenbach: La Vie ParisienneMétella
2009Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailKonstanze
2009Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannAll Ladies

Bio



Hege Gustava Tjønn is born in Norway. She studied at the Conservatory of Music (Vocal Pedagogy), Norwegian Academy of Music (Song) and the State Academy of Opera in Oslo, and was engaged in Germany directly after her graduation.She lived in Germany (Stralsund, Berlin, Darmstadt) until 2004, singing opera, operetta, musical, recitals and church music. Then she married the austrian actor Walter Ludwig and moved to Austria. In 1997 she was awarded First Price at the Layla Gencer International Singing Competition in Istanbul, and was given the award for "The best norwegian Singer" in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo. Hege Gustava Tjønn is working as a freelance singer in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. In Austria, she was employed in Salzburger Landestheater from 2005 to summer 2009, when she moved to Vienna with her family. She was performing in Baden (all the ladies in "The Tales of Hoffmann" and Metella in "Pariser Leben", both of Offenbach, Mariza in "Gräfin Mariza"), at the Neue Oper Wien, where she sang Gasparina at the world premiere of Herwig Reiter's opera "Il Campiello",  productions and concerts in the Wiener Burgtheater, Musikverein und Konzerthaus, among other things. She had success as Rosalinde in "Die Fledermaus". Hege Gustava Tjønn  sang The Queen of the Night in "The Magic Flute" in Saigon Opera in Vietnam and held Masterclasses at the Ho-Chi-Minh- Conservatory and at the Schauspielschule Bruneck in Süd-Tirol. She was engaged to sing Violetta Valery in Stockholm. In spring 2015 Hege Gustava Tjønn sang Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust" at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, where she has been returning guest soloist since 1999. During autumn she had success as Anne Frank in the mono-opera "Anne Frank" by G. Frid at the Nationale Scene in Bergen, Norway. 2016 she was singing Baronin Gondremark in "Pariser Leben" at  Theater Magdeburg and "Lucrezia Borgia" at the swedish Malmö Opera, where she has sung Die Königin der Nacht in "Die Zauberflöte" and Musetta in "La Boheme". 2017 brought a Gala concert tour in Canada, followed by a tour in Japan, Recitals,  Gala concerts, church concerts, and a recording in Austria, Germany, and Sweden, and in the fall Hege Gustava Tjønn sang Gabriele in the world premiere of the church opera "Under en Kvinnas Hjärta"(Sandström) on tour in Sweden. During 2018 she sang Gala concerts in Chicago, Ottawa and on tour in Japan, a solo recital in Norway and then had great success with the big dramatic role of Titania in "Parken"(Gefors) at Malmö Opera. Her photo was on the cover page of Opernwelt in Juli 2018. After her Gala concert tours in Canada and Japan over the new year, Hege Gustava Tjønn is looking forward to singing Marguerite in "Faust" at TSO in Norway in March 2019. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Gefors: Der Park Titania 24 hours Malmö Opera 2018
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia 1 week Malmö Opera 2016
Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne La Baronne 1 week Theater Magdeburg 2016
Gounod: Faust Marguerite 24 hours Tiroler Landestheater & Orchester GmbH 2015
Grigori Frid: Anne Franks Dagbok Anne Frank 1 week Bergen National Opera 2015

Awards

Best norwegian singer
2017
1.prize Leyla Gencer song contest
2017