Bywgraffiad Artist

Galeri Delweddau

Excerpt from Trauernacht, 'Ich habe genug' (BWV 82), J.S.Bach

'How to handle a Woman' (Camelot), Loewe

'Non piu andrai' (Le nozze di Figaro), Mozart

'Vaaren', Op. 332, Grieg/Vinje

'Anakreons Grab', Goethe Lieder 29, Wolf Goethe

'Du bist wie eine Blume', S. 287, Liszt/Heine

Andri Björn Róbertsson

Bas-Bariton

Argraffu

Rheolwr Artist: Sioned Jones sioned.jones@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Is-Reolwr Artist: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Gwefan: http://www.andribjornrobertsson.co.uk/


Ymunodd Andri Björn Róbertsson â English National Opera fel Harewood Artist y tymor hwn, a gwnaeth ei début gyda’r cwmni yn perfformio rhan Angelotti yng nghynhyrchiad treiddgar Catherine Malfitano o Tosca.

Yn 2014/15, bu'n aelod o'r International Opera Studio yn Zürich, Swistir lle perfformiodd Speaker/Second Priest yn Die Zauberföte. Yn ddiweddar, dychwelodd fel artist gwadd i adfywio ei ran fel Speaker ac i berfformio rhan Priest/Pan/He yn King Arthur. Wedi'i enwi fel Llawryf 2014 HSBC gan Ŵyl d'Aix-en-Provence, perfformiodd rhan Bass yn Trauernacht - perfformiad llwyfan yn seiliedig ar gantata cysegredig J. S. Bach gyda'r Ŵyl. Mae Andri eisoes wedi teithio gyda’r cynhyrchiad yma i Amsterdam, Valence a Pharis. Creodd rhan Craftsman yn opera Elspeth Brooke, The Commission a BarmanHunter Gracchus/Policeman yn Café Kafka gan Franciso Coll - dwy opera gomisiwn newydd a gyd-gynhyrchwyd gan Royal Opera House, Opera North a Aldeburgh Music. Canodd hefyd Cappadocian/Fifth Jew ym mherfformiad cyngerdd o Salome gyda'r Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Fel datgeiniad brwd, mae Andri wedi perfformio yn Aix-en-Provence ac yn yr Oxford Lieder Festival.

Ymunodd y bas-bariton o wlad yr Iâ, Andri Björn Róbertsson â chynllun mawreddog Artistiaid Harewood gydag English National Opera'r tymor diwethaf gyda chefnogaeth hael gan The Behrens Foundation. Gwnaeth ei début gyda’r cwmni yn perfformio rhan Angelotti yng nghynhyrchiad Catherine Malfitano o Tosca a pherfformiodd hefyd ran Ceprano yn Rigoletto.

Yn 2014/15, bu'n aelod o'r International Opera Studio yn Zürich, Swistir lle perfformiodd rannau Speaker/Second Priest yn Die Zauberflöte, Der König yn Die Gänsemagd, Brabantische Edle yn Lohengrin a Fedja Dawdowitsch Pronin yn opera Oscar Strasnoy, Fälle. Yn ddiweddar, dychwelodd fel artist gwadd i adfywio ei ran fel Speaker ac i berfformio rhannau Priest/Pan/He yn King Arthur. Wedi'i enwi fel Llawryf 2014 HSBC gan Ŵyl d'Aix-en-Provence, perfformiodd rhan Bass yn Trauernacht - perfformiad llwyfan yn seiliedig ar gantata cysegredig J. S. Bach gyda'r Ŵyl. Mae’r cynhyrchiad eisoes wedi teithio i nifer o leoliadau gwahanol yn Ewrop.  Roedd ei ymrwymiadau'r tymor diwethaf yn cynnwys rhannau Cappadocian a Fifth Jew mewn perfformiadau cyngerdd o Salome gyda'r Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Mae ei berfformiadau operatig eraill yn cynnwys Sarastro yn The Magic Flute Mozart gyda Garsington Opera ac eto gyda Joanna MacGregor yn y  Bath International Music Festival, Craftsman yn The Commission gan Elspeth Brooke a Barman/Gracchus/Policeman yn Café Kafka gan Francisco Coll – dwy opera gomisiwn newydd a gyd-gynhyrchwyd gan Royal Opera House, Opera North a Aldeburgh Music. Yn ddiweddar, bu’n perfformio rhan Superindendent Budd yn Albert Herring gyda’r Grange Festival ac Angelotti mewn cyngerdd wedi ei led-lwyfannu o Tosca, wrth ymyl Kristine Opolais, Syr Bryn Terfel a Kristian Benedikt yn Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen. Mae ei ymrwymiadau'r tymor yma yn cynnwys dirprwyo Basilio yn The Barber of Seville, perfformio rhan Lord Krishna yn Satyagraha gan Philip Glass a Theseus yn A Midsummer Night’s Dream gyda English National Opera a chyfres o gyngherddau gyda’r Ensemble Baróc, Café Zimmerman yn Marseille, La Roque d’Antheron ac Aix en Provence. Bydd hefyd yn gwneud ei début gyda’r Royal Opera House, Covent Garden fel Witness 3/ Madman ym mhremier byd Lessons in Love and Violence gan Syr George Benjamin. Bydd y cynhyrchiad yma wedyn yn cael ei adfywio yn Amsterdam, Hamburg, Lyon a Paris.

Cyrhaeddodd Andri y rownd gynderfynol yn The Queen Sonja International Music Competition yn 2015, ac enwebwyd ef fel 'Y Gobaith disgleiriaf mewn Cerddoriaeth Glasurol' yng Ngwobrau Cerddoriaeth Gwlad yr Iâ 2013. Astudiodd Andri yn y Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts, y Royal Academy of Music a’r National Opera Studio yn Llundain. Mae'n cydnabod gyda diolchgarwch y cymorth mentora ac ariannu sylweddol a gafodd gan y Fonesig Kiri Te Kanawa a’i Sefydliad. Mae Andri hefyd yn Artist Samling.

Mae repertoire oratorio Andri yn cynnwys Cantatas J.S. Bach y  St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, Messiah Handel, Harmoniemesse a The Creation Haydn, Coronation Mass KV 317 a Requiem Mozart, Messa di Gloria Puccini a L’enfant et les sortileges Ravel. Fel datgeiniad brwd, mae Andri wedi perfformio yn yr Oxford Lieder Festival, Icelandic Opera yn Reykjavik, Festival  Aix-en-Provence a L’Opéra de Lille. 


Rydym yn diweddaru’n bywgraffiadau yn gyson, felly cysylltwch â ni am y fersiwn ddiweddaraf, os gwelwch yn dda.

DyddiadGwybodaeth
01/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:00

07/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:00

10/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 18:00

14/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:00

16/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:00

22/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:00

27/02/2018

Satyagraha
English National Opera
Rhan: Lord Krishna
Arweinydd: Karen Kamensek
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:00

01/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Rhan: Theseus
Arweinydd: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30

04/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Rhan: Theseus
Arweinydd: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 15:00

08/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Rhan: Theseus
Arweinydd: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30

10/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Rhan: Theseus
Arweinydd: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30

14/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Rhan: Theseus
Arweinydd: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30

15/03/2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream
English National Opera
Rhan: Theseus
Arweinydd: Alexander Soddy
London Coliseum, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30

10/05/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence (Premiere Byd)
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Llundain, Lloegr. 20:00

12/05/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Llundain, Lloegr. 20:00

15/05/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Llundain, Lloegr. 20:00

18/05/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Llundain, Lloegr. 20:00

24/05/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Llundain, Lloegr. 20:00

26/05/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Llundain, Lloegr. 19:30

25/06/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Yr Iseldiroedd. 20:00

27/06/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Yr Iseldiroedd. 20:00

29/06/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Yr Iseldiroedd. 20:00

01/07/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Yr Iseldiroedd. 14:00

03/07/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Yr Iseldiroedd. 20:00

05/07/2018

Lessons in Love and Violence
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Rhan: Witness 3/ Madman
Cyfansoddwr/ Arweinydd: George Benjamin
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, Yr Iseldiroedd. 20:00

Bach Cantata BWV 12
Bach Cantata BWV 19
Bach Cantata BWV 39
Bach Cantata BWV 82
Bach Cantata BWV 98
Bach Cantata BWV 149
Bach Cantata BWV 168
Bach Cantata BWV 187
Bach St John Passion (Christus & arias)
Bach B Minor Mass ((BWV 232)Soloist
Bach St Matthew Passion
Handel Messiah
Haydn Harmoniemesse
Haydn The Creation
Mozart Coronation Mass KV 317
Mozart Requiem
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Ravel L'enfant et les sortileges
Schönberg Serenade op.24
Bach
Cantata BWV 12
Bach
Cantata BWV 19
Bach
Cantata BWV 39
Bach
Cantata BWV 82
Bach
Cantata BWV 98
Bach
Cantata BWV 149
Bach
Cantata BWV 168
Bach
Cantata BWV 187
Bach
St John Passion (Christus & arias)
Bach
B Minor Mass ((BWV 232)
Soloist
Bach
St Matthew Passion
Handel
Messiah
Haydn
Harmoniemesse
Haydn
The Creation
Mozart
Coronation Mass KV 317
Mozart
Requiem
Puccini
Messa di Gloria
Ravel
L'enfant et les sortileges
Schönberg
Serenade op.24
Iris Ter Schiphorst GansemagdDer Konig
Benjamin Lessons in Love and ViolenceMadman / Witness 3
Britten Albert HerringSuperintendent Budd
Britten A Midsummer Night's DreamTheseus
Brooke The CommissionCraftsman
Coll Café KafkaBarman, Gracchus, Policeman
Glass SatyagrahaLord Krishna
Haydn La vera costanzaDon Villotto
Maxwell-Davies The LighthouseArthur
Mozart Der SchauspieldirektorHerr Buff
Mozart Die ZauberflöteErster Priester, Sarastro, Sprecher
Mozart Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
Puccini ToscaAngelotti
Purcell King ArthurPriest, Pan, He
Richard Strauss SalomeCappadocian; Fifth Jew
Rossini The Barber of SevilleBasilio
Strasnoy FälleFedja Dawidowitsch Pronin
Tchaikovsky Eugene OneginGremin
Verdi RigolettoCeprano
Wagner LohengrinBrabantische Edle
Iris Ter Schiphorst
Gansemagd
Der Konig
Benjamin
Lessons in Love and Violence
Madman / Witness 3
Britten
Albert Herring
Superintendent Budd
Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theseus
Brooke
The Commission
Craftsman
Coll
Café Kafka
Barman, Gracchus, Policeman
Glass
Satyagraha
Lord Krishna
Haydn
La vera costanza
Don Villotto
Maxwell-Davies
The Lighthouse
Arthur
Mozart
Der Schauspieldirektor
Herr Buff
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Erster Priester, Sarastro, Sprecher
Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro
Puccini
Tosca
Angelotti
Purcell
King Arthur
Priest, Pan, He
Richard Strauss
Salome
Cappadocian; Fifth Jew
Rossini
The Barber of Seville
Basilio
Strasnoy
Fälle
Fedja Dawidowitsch Pronin
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Gremin
Verdi
Rigoletto
Ceprano
Wagner
Lohengrin
Brabantische Edle

Opera

Albert Herring

Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring at the Grange Festival, June 2017
Mark Aspen
Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson bristles with righteousness as Superintendent Budd
Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring at the Grange Festival, June 2017
The Guardian
Adrian Thompson’s self-satisfied mayor and Andri Björn Róbertsson’s decent but dim village bobby are all a joy...
Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring at the Grange Festival, June 2017
Planet Hugill
Andri Bjorn Robertsson was a characterful Superintendent Budd, a bit dim and obsessive about detail.
Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring at the Grange Festival, June 2017
Classical Source
Andri Björn Róbertsson’s Superintendent Budd (who prefers “a decent murder with a corpse”) is also well-drawn.
Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring at the Grange Festival, June 2017
Music OMH
Andri Björn Róbertsson’s Superintendent Budd was another brilliantly drawn characterization, finely sung and funny without descending into ridicule.

Rigoletto

Ceprano in Rigoletto for English National Opera, February 2017
Classical Source
Andri Björn Robertsson’s Ceprano added to the unpleasantness of the Duke’s ‘court’.

Tosca

Angelotti in Tosca for English National Opera
Opera Today
The smaller roles, however, tended to impress, Andri Björn Róbertsson’s Angelotti, Scott Davies’s Spoletta, and young Alessandro MacKinnon’s Shepherd Boy were all especially well presented.
Angelotti in Tosca for English National Opera
Plays to See
There are no weak links in the cast, and some of the small roles such as the Sacristan (Adrian Powter) and run-away prisoner Angelotti (Andri Björn Róbertsson) are very well characterised.
Angelotti in Tosca for English National Opera
The Stage
There is fine work in smaller roles from Adrian Powter in the comically pious Sacristan, Andri Bjorn Robertsson as the suffering Angelotti and Robert Winslade Anderson as a fair-minded gaoler.
Angelotti in Tosca for English National Opera
Bach Track
Andri Björn Róbertsson ... particularly convincing as the prisoner on the run.
Angelotti in Tosca for English National Opera
Mark Ronan Reviews
In supporting roles, fine singing from new ENO Harewood artist Andri Björn Róbertsson as the escaped prisoner Angelotti — without whom there would be no opera!

Fälle by Oscar Strasnoy

Fedja Dawidowitsch Pronin in Fälle by Oscar Strasnoy at Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Carrie-Ann Matheson and directed by Jan Essinger Besondere
Tages Anzeiger - Susanne Kübler
Ivan Thirions Wutanfall, die unterbrochene Liebesszene zwischen Hamida Kristoffersen und Andri Björn Róbertsson oder das Gezicke von Dara Savinova vergisst man nicht so schnell. (You won't forget Ivan Thirions temper tantrum, the broken love scene between Hamida Kristoffersen and Andri Björn Róbertsson or the bitch by Dara Savinova.)
Fedja Dawidowitsch Pronin in Fälle by Oscar Strasnoy at Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Carrie-Ann Matheson and directed by Jan Essinger Besondere
Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Michelle Ziegler
Besondere Aufmerksamkeit erhalten Andri Björn Róbertsson und Hamida Kristoffersen in ihrer Annäherung. (Special attention is paid to Andri Björn Róbertsson and Hamida Kristoffersen in their approach)

The Commission / Café Kafka

Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
The Sunday Times
Andri Björn Róbertsson led the four-strong cast with his elocutionary bass-baritone
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
The Guardian
Andri Björn Róbertsson ... compelling as the Craftsman.
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
Bachtrack
... their interactions suddenly interrupted by the soliloquy of the mysterious Hunter Gracchus (sung with poise and gravitas by Andri Björn Róbertsson)
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
Boulezian
Andri Björn Róbertsson’s dark-toned – and dark of character – Craftsman was well-matched by his scene-stealing transformation from barman into mysterious Gracchus.
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
Classical Source
Andri Björn Róbertsson brought a touching humanity to the Craftsman, with a resonance at once both impassioned yet restrained. His sensitivity made the repeated prayer sections genuinely desperate pleas, and his occasional falsetto was clear and well-controlled ... Róbertsson triumphed as the mythical Gracchus the Hunter, with a commanding stage presence and a sinuous, weighty performance contrasting curiously with his vulnerable, sparse frame.
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
The Times
... the opera tells the tale of a craftsman (the eloquent Icelandic baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson) ... Róbertsson chills the blood as he moves from barman to mythic Hunter.
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
The Guardian/ The Observer
Bass baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson brings real pathos to the tormented Craftsman
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
The Spectator
The Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson was outstanding as the Craftsman and Gracchus
Craftsman in The Commission & Barman/Gracchus/Policeman in Café Kafka for Aldeburgh Music, ROH, Opera North, March 2014
Opera Magazine
The singers were superb throughout, all acting as well as they sang ... the Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Bjorn Robertsson was imposing and dangerous in both operas.

Die Zauberflote

Sprecher & Erster Priester in Die Zauberflote for Zurich Opera, January 2015
Opera Aktuell
Als Sprecher und Erster Priester erlebt man die schöne Stimme von Andri Björn Róbertsson (As Sprecher and first priest one experiences the beautiful voice of Andri Björn Róbertsson)

Trauernacht

Bass in Trauernacht (a staged version of Bach cantatas) at Festival d'Aix En Provence, July 2014
Le blog du Wanderer
Very sensitively, and particularly well sung by the young bass was Ich habe genug, from Cantata BWV 82 ... The Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson showed exceptional quality in legato singing, diction, phrasing, and was for me along with the previously mentioned alto, the two voices that shone the most in the quartet: there is a name to remember, because of the sound, very warm, very velvety, and because of the technique and skill. Yet another singer on the list of the talented singers from the North (that has also been educated in London...). (Très sensible, et particulièrement bien chanté par la jeune basse Ich habe genug, de la Cantate BWV 82 ... Le baryton-basse islandais Andri Björn Robertsson y a montré des qualités exceptionnelles de tenue vocale, de diction, de phrasé, c’est pour moi, avec l’alto précédemment citée, les deux voix qui se révèlent dans ce quatuor : voilà un nom à suivre, à la fois pour le timbre, très chaud, très velouté, et pour la technique et la maîtrise. Un de plus dans la série actuelle très talentueuse des chanteurs du Nord (et aussi passé par une formation londonienne…).
Bass in Trauernacht (a staged version of Bach cantatas) at Festival d'Aix En Provence, July 2014
Le Figaro
... the sense of phrasing from the bass Andri Björn Róbertsson (... le sens du phrasé de la basse Andri Björn Robertsson)
Bass in Trauernacht (a staged version of Bach cantatas) at Festival d'Aix En Provence, July 2014
Destimed
... very beautiful duet with Robertsson. Superb voices that bear witness to, also there, the work that was done there in short time. (... très beau duo avec Robertsson. Des voix superbes qui témoignent, là aussi, du travail effectué en quelques jours.)
Bass in Trauernacht (a staged version of Bach cantatas) at Festival d'Aix En Provence, July 2014
La Marseillaise - Patrick de Maria
All remarkable: the bass Andri Björn Róbertsson ... (Tous remarquables: la basse Andri Björn Róbertsson ...)
Bass in Trauernacht (a staged version of Bach cantatas) at Festival d'Aix En Provence, July 2014
Le Temps
... the deep resonance of Andri Björn Róbertsson (... les graves résonnants d’Andri Björn Robertsson)

The Lighthouse

Arthur in The Lighthouse for Royal Academy Opera, May 2014
Capriccio
Andri Björn Róbertsson ... here reveals that the true bass repertoire is well within his grasp ... Again the characterization is strong and lucid - his sententious moralizing, disapproving sobriety, visionary fear of god. All three roles require surprising excursions into falsetto, and all three sounded very good here. Particularly impressive at this was the Róbertsson who brought a fully supported sound right up into the high notes which meant that they were richer and more beautifully resonant than many a counter tenor that I have heard. Maybe a second career option!?
Arthur in The Lighthouse for Royal Academy Opera, May 2014
www.classicalsource.com
Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson’s bible-bashing Arthur was a masterpiece of aggression and paranoia. Iceland does a good line in dark-voiced male singers with strong physicality, and Róbertsson looks and sounds very much in that tradition . . . All three singers made an overwhelming impact
Arthur in The Lighthouse for Royal Academy Opera, May 2014
http://boulezian.blogspot.co.uk
. . . the three singers should claim a great deal of credit. Andri Björn Róbertsson struck Calvinistic terror into the heart as the hypocritical fundamentalist, Arthur. From the moment of saying grace, his sonorous deep bass, combined with charismatic stage presence, had one thinking of a perverted (anti) Christ figure. His physical excitement during Blazes’ song, offered attempted release in more than one sense.
Arthur in The Lighthouse for Royal Academy Opera, May 2014
Opera Now
The jaunty violence and paranoia of the piece were really effectively brought to life in three totally confident, big performances by singers Iain Milne, Samuel Queen and Andri Björn Róbertsson. Here was real music theatre, wound as tight as a spring, full of terrifying musical and dramatic strength.

Eugene Onegin

Gremin in Eugene Onegin for Royal Academy Opera, March 2014
Capriccio
Andri Björn Róbertsson's Gremin was exquisitely sung - every phrase loaded with subtleties . . .

The Magic Flute

Sarastro in The Magic Flute for Garsington Opera, July 2012
The Express
. . . . Andri Bjorn Róbertsson as an imposing Sarastro
Sarastro in The Magic Flute at Bath International Music Festival, June 2012
This is Somerset
. . . . bass Andri Bjorn Róbertsson as Sarastro is suitably pompous as he booms out his low notes.

Competitions

The Finals of the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award, February 2012
Towner Times - Friends of the Towner
The second prize was divided between two singers, a bass baritone and a baritone, Andri Björn Róbertsson (Icelandic) and Gareth John (Welsh). Róbertsson enthralled the audience with as moving a performance of Schubert’s "Litenei" as the writer had heard, bringing tears to many in the audience. His has a lovely warm voice with an attractive stage presence. Still only 22, he will without doubt have a big future

Concerts / Recitals

Concert with the Café Zimmermann Ensemble, September 2017
Journalzibeline
The quality of the concert was enhanced by the presence of a beautiful Icelandic bass. Andri Björn Róbertsson (former HSBC Laureate of the Academy of the Festival of Aix) was previously heard in Trauernacht, a scenic creation imagined from Bach cantatas at the Festival d'Aix in 2014. His sumptuous timbre, his expert phrasing which fully supported the text, and the famous "Ich hab Genug", were ideally blended with the acoustic string carpet enriched with Emmanuel Laporte's oboe. Exceptional artists for a concert offered free to a pleased audience
Haydn's Creation with Ely Choral Society
http://reviewsrjw.wordpress.com
There were some excellent soloists: Ruth Jenkins (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor) and Andri Björn Róbertsson (bass) ... All soloists sang magnificently, their clear tones and expressive nuances effectively resounding in the Cathedral ... The Adam and Eve duet by the bass and soprano in part three was superb.
Bach's St John Passion with the International Baroque Orchestra from den Haag
Fréttablaðið Newpaper
I must also compliment Andri Björn Róbertsson for his part as Jesus. Andri has a phenomenal voice and it was simply thrilling to listen to his singing.
Opera Arias with the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra
Morgunblaðið Newspaper
Andri Björn Róbertsson started the concert with two opera arias, Vi ravviso from Bellini's La Sonnambula and Leave me, loathsome Light from Handel's Semele. After the interval he sang two Mozart arias, Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from the Magic Flute and Madamina!, Leporello's catalogue aria from Don Giovanni. Especially inspiring was the quiet aria of the God of sleep from Handel's little-known opera, where you could hear very good stamina and breath control and captivating feeling for early music-singing. Later he added hilarious acting in the Mozart - added to apparent matureness in vocal technique - that confirmed the most promising talent I can remember from such a young singer.

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