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Now you can order online and download individual arias and songs from several of Kristjan Johannsson´s albums. You can also listen to a part of each track before you buy. Press here Attention: Only Icelandic version available for the time being.
 
Biography

Icelandic tenor Kristján Jóhannsson has established himself as the a leading dramatic tenor of our time with his mesmerizing performances of Italian and French opera. His strong, secure and vibrant singing has made him especially popular in Verdi, Puccini and the verismo operas, as well as in heroic French roles.

Born in Akureyri, Iceland to a musical family, Mr. Jóhannsson did not begin his musical studies until he was twenty years old, working at first at the College of Music in his native city with Sigurdur Demetz. He then went to live in Italy to pursue additional vocal training, attending the Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza under the guidance of M° Gianni Poggi, and later taking further private study from the renowned coach Ettore Campogalliani and from the legandary tenor Ferruccio Tagliavini, establishing a firm knowledge and command of true Italian style.

Kristján Jóhannsson made his operatic debut 1980 at the Osimo Teatro Piccola la Fenice in Puccini´s  Il Tabarro og Gianni Schicchi and quickly attracted the attention of major opera houses in Great Britain and Italy.

Kristján Jóhannsson's repertoire encompasses all of the major Italian roles (See Repertoire). He has been hailed for his singing in the worlds prestigious theatres and cities including the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Baltimore Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell Opera Roma, Maggio Musicale Firenze, Teatro San Carlo Napoli,  the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Arena di Verona, Carnegie Hall New York, Peking new national opera, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Seuol Korea, Tokyo, Zurick, Swiss, Bologna, Firenze, Berlin, Hamburg, Munchen, Frankfurt, Paris, Telaviv, Warschow Polland and Zagreb.

Á valdi örlaganna

Johannssons biography was published in Iceland fall 2010. Available in Icelandinc only.

Á valdi örlaganna

Kristján Jóhannsson er einn örfárra íslenskra söngvara sem komist hafa á sviđ stćrstu óperuhúsa heimsins. Ćviferill hans er markađur ţverstćđum, rétt eins og mađurinn sjálfur. Ţrátt fyrir frćgđ og frama fer ţví fjarri ađ líf hans hafi alltaf veriđ dans á rósum. Erfiđleikar, sjúkdómar og dauđsföll hafa veitt honum ţung högg en ekkert hefur ţó megnađ ađ brjóta á bak aftur óbilandi lífskraft og ţrótt ţessa glađbeitta Akureyrings.

Saga Kristjáns er einstök. Hann hefur veriđ feiknarlega ötull söngvari og unniđ til verđlauna og viđurkenninga víđa um heim, ásamt ţví ađ syngja í virtustu óperuhúsum á borđ viđ La Scala í Mílanó og Metropolitan í New York. Ţeim árangri ná ađeins afreksmenn. Nú er hann kominn heim, glađur og reifur, í fađm sinnar stóru fjölskyldu.

Ţórunn Sigurđardóttir skráir sögu Kristjáns en hún hefur komiđ víđa viđ í íslensku menningarlífi. Hún er menntuđ í leiklist og vann einnig árum saman viđ blađamennsku. Hún hefur leikstýrt fjölda verka og hafđi sömuleiđis getiđ sér orđ sem leikskáld ţegar hún varđ listrćnn stjórnandi Listahátíđar í Reykjavík. Ţórunn starfar nú sem stjórnarformađur rekstrarfélags tónlistarhússins Hörpu.

 

 
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