Jørgen Backer, baritone


Jørgen Backer is one of Scandinavia's most versatile young 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.


Jørgen's roles have varied from Wotan in Die Walküre and Alberich in Das Rheingold to Escamillio in Carmen, Schaunard and Marcello in La Bohème, Tonio in Pagliacci to The Count in Figaro's wedding to name a few. In February 2019 he was seen as the title role in Macbeth in the Opera in Kristiansund, and will in February 2021 be back in Kristiansund doing Scarpia in Tosca. He is also doing George Benton in Dead Man Walking at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet in September 2021 as well as Caspar in Der Freischütz in Ringsakeroperaen Nov 2021.

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