Jørgen Backer, baritone
Jørgen Backer is one of Norway´s most used and versatile baritones. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and took his master's at the Opera Academy in Oslo in 2012. He has held assignments at The Norwegian Opera And Ballet, Riksteatret, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Arktisk Filharmoni, Kilden Opera, Opera in Kristiansund, OscarsborgOperaen, Opera Østfold, Opera Rogaland, Opera Nordfjord.
Backer debuted at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet in 2013 as Dr. Falke in The Bat when he was an intern there and has since worked as an opera singer and concert singer around Norway, and has over 40 roles on his repertoire.
Roles that an be mentioned: Title roles in Macbeth and Falstaff, Scarpia in Tosca, Jago in Otello, Caspar in Der Freischütz, Escamillio in Carmen, Schaunard and Marcello in La Bohème, Ping in Turandot, Tonio in I Pagliacci and the Count in The Marriage of Figaro.
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