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Tone Kummervold

Den norske mezzosopranen Tone Kummervold er Brigitta i norgespremieren på De dødes by (Die tote Stadt) her i Bergen høsten 2024.

Tone Kummervold made her debut at the Norwegian National Opera in 2009, and became a permanent member of the soloist ensemble in the 2012/2013 season. Here she has sung the title roles in Carmen and La Cenerentola, and a number of other major roles such as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Mary in The Flying Dutchman, Niklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Flora in La Traviata, Varvara in Katia Kabanova, Sonetka in Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk, Polina/Daphne in The Queen of Spades, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Clothilde in Norma, The Abbess in Suor Angelica and Mother in Hansel and Gretel. Her latest roles include the 1st maid in Elektra, Maddalena in Rigoletto, and Angela in Missy Mazzoli's newly written work The Listeners, which premiered at the Oslo Operahouse in the autumn of 2022.

She has also excelled in other recent works, such as Le grand macabre, Knut Vaage's opera Khairos, Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de loin, Synne Skouen's opera Ballerina, and Wozzeck.

Kummervold sang in the Norwegian National Opera's concert version of Irgens-Jensen's Heimferd, was a vocal soloist with the Opera Orchestra in Mahler's 3rd Symphony and in the collaboration of DNO&B and the Oslo Philharmonic on Mahler's 8th Symphony.

She has done several other opera roles at home and abroad, and in June 2021, she sung the Third Lady in The Magic Flute at the Glyndebourne Festival in England. Her warm, unique sound has also led her to concert engagements with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Broadcasting Orchestra and the Filarmonica Romana in Italy.

April this year (2024) she will sing Mother Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and in May and June The Old Lady in Candide by Leonard Bernstein.

Main source: The Norwegian Opera and Ballet
Updated April 2024