Mads Wighus

Mads Wighus


...sings with strength and authority, and a diction that is unsurpassed. He owns the stage and credibly acts out great emotions, from despair to real love. " Review from The Pearl Fishers (Zurga)
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«This is an important voice. I think he is one of the treasures of norway.»
Patricia McCaffrey (2017)
«There are few voices that has this quality and timbre. His voice is extraordinary, full and beautiful...»
Susanna Eken (2017)
«as escamillo, Mads wighus inhabits the role with a self confidence and masculinity worthy of a hero in the bull fighting ring.»
Trønderavisa (2017)
2018Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2017Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesZurga
2017Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Purcell: Dido and AeneasAeneas
2016Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorHerr Fluth
2015Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2012Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2011Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2011Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraSilvano
2011Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2011Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHermann
2010Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2010Verdi: La Traviata OvertureBarone Douphol
2009Donizetti: Don PasqualeDottor Malatesta
2009Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestBello
2009Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoConte Robinson
2008Britten: Albert HerringMr. Gedge
2007Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelPeter
2005Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2005Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno


Mads Wighus is a lyric tenor, singing roles like Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Alfredo and Macduff. 

He started his operatic career as a baritone in Norway, and has gone from light lyric roles as Papageno, Dr. Malatesta and Aeneas, to roles of a more dramatic character the last years, roles like Marcello, Dr. Falke, Herr Fluth, Zurga and Escamillo

He was at the young artist programme of The Norwegian Opera and Ballet and has sung there in many productions since, and has traveled all over Norway to perform at the district venues. 

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Marcello Opera Nordfjord 2018
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles Zurga 1 week Operaen i Kristiansund 2017
Bizet: Carmen Escamillo 1 week Steinvikholm Musikkteater 2017
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Aeneas Immediately Trondheim Symfoniorkester 2016
Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Herr Fluth 1 week RingsakerOperaen 2016


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