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 an again in 2021/22. Roles in the 2021/22 season inclued the Froh in Das Rheingold, First Armed Man in The Magic Flute, the Steuermann in The Flying Dutchman, and the first courtier and Prince Adelaar in Snow White. New roles include Kunz Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser,L eonard in Maskarade.