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Hallveig and the Iceland Symphony live on RÚV

Date Location Price
20 May 2020 » 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa Live on RÚV
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  • Program

    W.A. Mozart Symphony no. 29, 1st movement
    W.A. Mozart Dove sono, from Le nozze di Figaro
    W.A. Mozart L’amerò, sarò constante, from Il Rè pastore
    W.A. Mozart Non mi dir, from Don Giovanni
    Jules Massenet Méditation, from Thaïs
    Sigfús Einarsson Draumalandið
    Jón Nordal Hvert örstutt spor
    Sigfús Einarsson Gígjan
    Sigvaldi Kaldalóns Á Sprengisandi

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir

  • Soloist

    Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has returned to making music in the Harpa Concert Hall, and its concerts in May and June 2020 will be broadcast live on Icelandic television (RÚV) as well as streamed on the orchestra's website (www.sinfonia.is). The orchestra will be joined by a selection of leading Icelandic musicians, in programmes that include beloved masterworks.

For this concert, the Icelandic soprano Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir performs three arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as three Icelandic songs that are particularly beloved by locals. Also, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster, Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir, performs the hauntingly beautiful Méditation from Massenet's opera, Thaïs.

Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir is one of Iceland's best known sopranos. She has carried leading roles in operas, including Don Giovanni in a production by the Icelandic Opera, and is also an active performer of oratorios and Lieder. She was voted Singer of the Year at the 2018 Icelandic Music Awards.

Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir, concertmaster of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, is widely known for her passionate and inspired performances. She has been the orchestra's first concertmaster since 1998, but has also performed widely as soloist and been guest leader of the Royal Opera in Copenhagen and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason is Assistant Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and has conducted many of its concerts in recent years to great acclaim. He was voted Performer of the Year at the 2019 Icelandic Music Awards.

Watch the Iceland Symphony Orchestra live from the orchestra's website, www.sinfonia.is, the orchestra's Facebook page, and on RÚV (Icelandic TV), Wednesday May 20 at 8 PM.