Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir

Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir


Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir is a soprano from Reykjavík, Iceland. Since September 2022 she has been a part of the Bayerisches Theaterakademie August Everding at Prinzregententheater München, where she studies in the class of Sabine Lahm. She studied in the class of Frau Prof. Caroline Stein at Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig.

Before moving to Germany, Harpa studied singing at the Reykjavik Institute of Singing and Vocal arts under the guidance of Ólöf Kolbrún Harðardóttir until May 2018, and then at the Icelandic University of the Arts under the guidance of Ólöf Kolbrún, Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir, Kristinn Sigmundsson and Þóra Einarsdóttir.

In September 2019 she made her debut with the Icelandic Opera in the role of Barbarina in »Le nozze di Figaro« in the National theater of Iceland and in the beginning of 2019 she performed as a soloist with the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra in Harpa concert hall, as one of the winners of the »Young soloists 2019« competition. Harpa sung for the voice of the main character in the movie »Sparrows«, which was Iceland’s submission to the Academy awards in 2017. For six years she sung with the choir »Graduale Nobili«, who is mostly famous for it’s world tour with the singer Björk.

A few of Harpa´s engagements this year are the roles of Un pastorale in »Tosca« at Oper Leipzig, 3rd lady in »Achill unter dem Mädchen« in Prinzregententheater, Taumännchen in »Hänsel und Gretel« at Oper Halle, Titania in »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« in HMT Leipzig and Papagena and 1. Knabe with the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra in Harpa Concert hall.