Aleksander Nohr has been impressing audiences and critics with his rich and imposing baritone voice and his well-timed acting since his graduation from the Opera Academy in Copenhagen in 2014. While still a student, Aleksander made his debut at the Royal Danish Opera as Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen.
Aleksander has since been contracted as a soloist with companies including The Norwegian Opera and the Danish National Opera. His roles in Oslo have included Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme, and Procolo in Donizetti’s Viva la mamma. He returned to Bizet’s Carmen in the role of Moralès.
Elsewhere, Aleksander has sung Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Arctic Opera), Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Concerto Copenhagen), Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen (Malmö Opera) and Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Danish National Opera).
Aleksander is an experienced oratorio soloist and prize winning lieder singer. He has appeared with the Arctic Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. His substantial oratorio repertoire includes works by Geibel, Telemann, Charpentier, Brahms and Weill, as well as the standard Bach and Händel passions and oratorios. Aleksander has collaborated with conductors including Antonino Fogliani, Massimo Zanetti, Henrik Schaefer, Torodd Wigum, Ingar Bergby, Manlio Benzi, Vello Pähn, Alexander Prior and Andrew Lawrence-King. He has recorded songs by John Frandsen for Dacapo Records and frequently collaborates with accordionist Ida Løvli Hidle. He is equally at home with folk song and contemporary art music.
Aleksander hails from Kjerringøy in the north of Norway. He began his vocal studies at the Institute of Music at NTNU in Trondheim, continuing his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and The Opera Academy in Copenhagen. He has participated in master-classes with artists including Bo Skovhus and Anne Lise Berntsen, and has also worked with coaches including Malcolm Martineau, Mikael Eliasen, Fiona MacSherry and Ouri Bronchti. Aleksander is grateful to the The Norwegian Art Council, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Tom Wilhelmsen Foundation and Bodø Municipality for grants that aided his studies and career.