Sven Hjörleifsson


Studied musical education in Reykjavík and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He debuted in 2008 as a member of the opera studio of the Icelandic State Opera. He has made guest appearances at the Landestheater Vorarlberg, as part of the opera festival “Alf laila wa laila 2011” where he appeared in the world premieres of three operas for the sirene Operntheater in Vienna. Beginning in the 2012/13 season, he has been a permanent member of the ensemble of the Landestheater Linz. He has also made a guest appearance at the Wiener Festwochen in the role of a Knappe in Bernhard Lang‘s world premiere of Mondparsifal ALPHA 1-8. He joins the soloist ensemble of the Oper Leipzig with the 2017/18 season. Roles in the 2018/19 season inclued Spoletta in Tosca, the witch in Knusper, Knusper, knäuschen, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Pong in Turandot, Froh in Das Rheingold, Abdallo in Nabucco, the First Armed Man in The Magic Flute. New roles include Joe in La fanciulla del West, the witch in Hänsel und Gretel, a young servant in Elektra, Borsa in Rigoletto, Remendado in Carmen, the tenor solo in Magnificat, the Steuermann in The Flying Dutchman, Wenzel in The Bartered Bride, and the first courtier and Prince Adelaar in Snow White.