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Hallveig Runarsdottir

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

Icelander

Country:

Iceland

Languages (fluent):

English, Danish, Icelandic

Opera

Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
The Icelandic Opera
2016
1st Niece
Peter Grimes (Britten)
The Icelandic Opera
2015
Sandman/Dew Fairy
Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Óp-hópurinn opera company
2015
Voce dal cielo
Don Carlo (Verdi)
The Icelandic opera
2014
Michaela
Carmen (Bizet)
The Icelandic Opera
2013
Gianetta
L´Elisir d´Amore (Donizetti)
The Icelandic opera
2009
Servilia
La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Icelandic symphony orchestra
2006
Fiordiligi
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
East Iceland opera studio
2002

Operetta/G&S

Jane
Happy End (Kurt Weill)
Icelandic Summer Opera
2004

Contemporary Opera

Gilitrutt
Gilitrutt (Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir)
Töfrahurð opera company
2018
Girl
Ljós í hljóði (Kristian Blak)
Yggdrasill chamber group
2016

Musical Theatre

Chorus
The Sound of Music (Richard Rodgers)
Reykjavík city theatre
2009
Chorus
Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)
The Icelandic Opera
2004

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Symphony nr. 3 (Góreckí)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
2016
Soloist
Exultate, Jubilate (Mozart)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
2013
Soloist
Cantata nr. 51 Jauchtzet Gott in allen Landen (Bach)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
2013
Soloist
Cantata nr. 51 Jauchtzet Gott in allen Landen (Bach)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
2007

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Female singer of the year - classical and contemporary The Icelandic Music Awards (2014)

BMus
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
1998–2001

Born in Reykjavík, Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir began her studies at 16 years old with Sigurður Demetz. She later enroled at the Reykjavík College of Music where she gratuated in 1998, henceforth furthering her studies at The Guildhall School of music and Drama in London, where she gratuated with honours in 2001.

Her opera roles include among others Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte by W.A. Mozart, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito by W. A. Mozart, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss, Voce dal Cielo in Verdi´s Don Carlo and Giannetta in L´Elisir d´Amore by Donizetti. In 2016 she performed the role of Stúlka in the premiére of Kristian Blak´s opera Ljós í ljóði in the Norðurlandahúsið in Tórshavn, and this year she premiéred the role of Gilitrutt the troll that was written for her for the children´s opera Gilitrutt by Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir.

She is an avid baroque and oratorio singer and has performed with the Icelandic Symphony orchestra on numerous occasions, as well as with other orchestras around the world. She is also an active lieder performer, has focused on contemporary music and has premiered numerous Icelandic pieces both in Iceland and abroad.

Hallveig won the Icelandic Music Awards as classical singer of the year 2013 for her role as Michaëla in the Icelandic Opera´s production of Carmen, and again in 2018 for Gilitrutt. She was also nominated both in 2014 and 2016. She has also been nominated twice for Gríman, the Icelandic theatre awards, as best singer, first for Michaëla and again for Donna Anna.




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