<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Njål Sparbo - vita

 

 

 

Curriculum vitae

Njål Sparbo, bassbaritone (b. 1964)

SONG STUDIES AND MASTER CLASSES:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:

ARTISTIC RESEARCH:


MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORK:

Manager of the company Quattro AS since 1993
Board member of The Norwegian Opera Singer Society (2015-2017)
Board member of The International Grieg Society (since 2014)
Board member of The Oslo Grieg Society (2009-2012)
Manager for The Oslo Grieg Society (2010-2012)
Festival director for The Oslo Grieg Festival (2011)
Member of
The Artists' Union Scholarship Committee (2017-2019)


EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, TEACHING:

ENGAGEMENTS AS A SINGER:

ART SONGS / LIEDER:

Sparbo is one of Norway's most profiled lieder-singers and he has had more than 150 recitals, including the following repertoare:

Sparbo's Lieder repertoire listing

CHAMBER MUSIC / ENSEMBLES:

Sparbo has been member of various ensembles, Oslo Bachensemble, the vocal quartet Quattro Stagioni (1987-95) and the baroqueensemble DellaStrada. As a soloist he has had concerts with ensembles like CIKADA, BIT 20, Vertavo quartet, with concerts in Norway, Denemark, Sweden, Finland, Island, Germany, England, France, Spain and Italiy.

Sparbo's repertoar includes:

EARLY MUSIC:

Through his career Sparbo has been active in early music and baroque ensembles, and he often performs songs with the lute player Vegard Lund. He has worked with Andrew Parrott, Laurence Cummings, Shalev ad El, Rolf Lislevand a.o. as well as the following ensembles:

Sparbo's early music repertoire listing

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC:

Sparbo has sung in the world premiere performaces of music by the following composers:

Sparbo's contemporary music repertoire listing

SONGS WITH ORCHESTRA:

Sparbo has sung with all the major orchestras in Norway with the following repertoire:

Sparbo's repertoire listing of songs with orchestra

OPERA:

Sparbo made his opera debut in the title role of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" in 1991, and has sung more than 50 roles. He has performed with the following opera companies:

Sparbo has taken part in the following operas / staged productions:

World premiér operas / staged productions:

Sparbo's opera repertoire listing

ORATORIO & SACRED MUSIC:

Sparbo has been much in claim as an oratorio singer and has performed around 50 major works. In concerts in Norway, England, Scotland, Sweden, Belgium, France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, USA and South Korea. Sparbo has been soloist with:

with the following works:

Sparbo's sacred music repertoire listing

RECORDINGS:

ACCENT 26402 / FARAMONDO / Accent, 2014
PSC 1330 / OSTSEE / Simax, 2014
QCD 2007-8 / GREX 40 / Quatto, 2011
CHANDOS 0763 / LAMENTATIONES / Chandos, 2009
BRIDGE 9273 / BLUE MOUNTAIN / Bridge, 2008
LJB MR 002 / STEMNINGER PÅ BORGEN / LJB, 2007
PSC 1169 / DRAUMKVEDET / Simax, 2006
QCD 9409 / NORWEGIAN SONGS VOL I / Quattro, 2005
LYNOR 0401 / KONG DAVID / Lynor, 2004
PPC 9051 / FANGE OG FRI / Pro Musica, 2004
QCD 2003 / TORE SINDING / Quattro, 2003
BD 7039 / JUL MED ADVENTSANGERNE / Bergen Digital, 2001
PSC 1209 / JOHANNESPASJONEN / Simax, 2000
PPC 9042 / TONER TIL JUL / Pro Musica, 2000
ACD 5000 / SONG FOR WINTER / Aurora, 1998
GRCD 4156 / NOAHS DRAUM / Grappa, 1998
QCD 9308/ CRUX / Quattro, 1997
QCD 9311-2 / MESSIAH / Quattro, 1997
QCD 9306 / SCHUBERT: WINTERREISE / Quattro, 1996
SIGNATUR 8-9966 / CAROLS / Signatur, 1996
ACD 4990 / ARNE NORDHEIM / Aurora, 1996
ACD 4994 / MATTEUSPASJONEN / Aurora, 1996
HCD 2911 / EI NATT PÅ JORDA / Hemera, 1995
HCD 2912 / MOSTRASPELET / Hemera, 1995
QCD 9303 / CANTIO / Quattro, 1994
HCD 2904 / ADAM / Hemera, 1994
QCD 9301 / SONGS / Quattro, 1993
QCD 9302 / VOICES / Quattro, 1989
ARCD 1902 / ARNE NORDHEIM / Norsk Musikkproduksjon, 1987

Sparbo's discography