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