Krisjanis Norvelis bass Click here to listen MP3 audio sample from Verdi's Don Carlo, Philip

 

Education

  • 2000 -  Prof. Anita Garanca's Master Class, National Opera of Latvia
  • 1998 -  KS Olivera Miljakovic's Master Class, Vienna, Austria
  • 1994 -1998 Vocal Art Department, Jazeps Vitols Music Academy of Latvia,
    B.A., qualification of opera singer, concert singer, vocal teacher
  • 1991-1994 Vocal Art Department, Jazeps Medins Riga Music College. Coferred qualification of a soloist

Professional Activities

  • 2000 -  National Opera of Latvia, soloist
  • 1998/1999 Vienna State Opera, soloist, Herbert von Karajan Center scholarship
  • 1997/1998 Latvian National Opera, intern - soloist
  • 1995 -1997 Latvia Philharmonic, National Music & Dance Ensemble "Daile", soloist (vocal). Performing in Latvia and abroad.
  • 1991 - 1993 National Academic Choir "Latvija". Chorister.

Concert expierence

  • 2000 III Festival of Sacred Music, Riga, Latvia
    W.Walton "Belshazzar's Feast", E.Elgar "The Dream of Gerontius" (The Priest, The Angel of the Agony), A. Dvorak "Requiem", J.S.Bach Messe h moll
    II International Festival "Basses of the XXI Century", Samara, Russia

  • 1999/2000 Latvia Philharmonic Concert Hall, Riga, Beethoven 9. symphony, baritone solo,
    G.Verdi "Requiem", H.Berlioz "La damnation de Faust" (Mephistopheles)

  • 1999 Festival opera Bregenz, J. Haydn "St. Nikolae messe" 

  • 1998 Riga Dome Concert hall, G. Fouret "Requiem" 

  • 1998 Riga St. Jakobs Church, J.S. Bach "Matheus Passion"  (Peter, Judas,  Hehenpriester)

  • 1997 Riga Dome Concert hall, W.A.Mozart "Requiem" 

  • 1997 - 2000 Opera music Festival, Sigulda, Latvia

Major opera roles

  • Melisso - Alcina, G.F.Handel
  • Il Commendatore - Don Giovanni, W.A.Mozart
  • Sarastro - Die Zauberfluete, W.A. Mozart
  • Basilio - Il Barbiere di Siviglia, G.Rossini
  • Gesler - Guillaume Tell, G. Rossini
  • Sir de Bethune - I Vespri Siciliani, G. Verdi
  • Horn, Ribbing - Un Ballo in maschera, G. Verdi
  • L' Emir, Le legat - Jerusalem, G. Verdi
  • Ferrando - Il Trovatore, G. Verdi
  • Ceprano, Sparafucile, Monterone - Rigoletto, G. Verdi
  • Il Re, Ramfis  - Aida, G. Verdi
  • Il Grande Inquisitore, Un Frate - Don Carlos, G. Verdi
  • Grenvil - La Traviata, G.Verdi
  • Gremin - Eugene Onegin, P.Tchaikovsky
  • Daland - Der Fliegende Hollaender, R.Wagner
  • Bonzo - M-me Butterfly, G.Puccini
  • Timur - Turandot, G.Puccini
  • Der Pfleger - Elektra, R.Straus
  • Zweite Soldat, Fünfte Jude - Salome, R.Straus
  • 8. Alte Meister, 4.Kapellsaenger - Palestrina, H.Pfitzner

Oratorio parts

  • J.S.Bach "Matheus  Passion" Peter, Judas, Hoehepriester, Messe h moll
  • J.Haydn "Nikolai  - Messe" G dur
  • W.A. Mozart "Requiem"
  • L.v. Beethoven Sinfonie No.9
  • G.Verdi "Requiem"
  • A.Dvorak "Requiem"
  • G.Faure "Requiem"
  • H.Berlioz "La damnation de Faust" Mephistopheles
  • E.Elgar "The Dream of Gerontius" The Priest, The Angel of the Agony
  • W.Wolton "Belshazzar's Feast"
  • A.Brukner "Te Deum"


Songs 

  • A.Dvorak Gipsy Songs Op.55
  • A.Dvorak Biblical Songs Op.99

 

Participations in contests

  • 1999 Jazeps Vitols III International Vocalists Competition, Grand Prix (To listen audio excerpt from 3. round - Verdi's Philip click here)
  • 1998 Ranieri I Cestelli Competizione dell' Opera Hamburg,  Final round
  • 1997 Belvedere International Vocal Contest. Vienna, Austria. Semi - finals
  • 1994 Contest of Vocal Art Department Students of Music Colleges of Latvia, Riga. Ist Prize

Languages

  • Latvian (native)
  • Russian (fluent)
  • German, Italian (Intermediate)
  • French (basic)

Personal information

Born: January 23, 1971, Sigulda, Latvia
Citizenship: Republic of Latvia


 

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