Jørgen Backer baryton

Jørgen Backer
Jørgen Backer has his education from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera where he graduated in 2012. The following season (2012/13) he was a trainee at the Norwegian Opera where he debuted in the role of Falke in The Bat, but he also played in Madame Butterly, Robin Hood and Khairos. Since June 2013 he has sung in various opera productions in Norway such as Kilden i Kristiansand, Opera Nordfjord, Operafestdagene i Kristiansund, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and opera, Oslo Opera Festival, Haugesund Chamber Opera, Opera Vestfold, LidalNorth and Oscarsborg Opera in roles like Escamillio and Morales in Carmen , Marcello and Schaunard in LaBohéme, Ping in Turandot, Scarpia in Tosca, Count in Figaro’s Wedding, Alberich in Das Rheingold, Wotan in Die Walküre and Tonio in Pagliacci. He also participated in DNO&B and the Riksteateret’s collaboration Viva la Mamma. In November 2017 he played in the premiere of Dracula in Haugesund, a chamber opera where he wrote the libretto himself. In the season 2018/19 he is going to do Sacristan in Tosca with Kilden, NOSO and Opera Rogaland, and later do the title role in Verdis Macbeth in Kristiansund. Backer has also been a concert soloist both in Norway and abroad, with both worldly music and church music repertoire. Jørgen is represented by http://www.nordicartistsmanagement.com/artists/jorgen-backer