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Norbert
Ernst

Tenor

Norbert Ernst grew up in Vienna and studied voice with Robert Holland Charles Spencer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

The tenor began his career as a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein from 2002 to 2005. From 2010 to 2017, he worked at the Vienna State Opera, where he made a name for himself singing such roles as Aegisth in Richard Strauss’s Elektra, Alfred in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and the Wagner roles of Loge (Das Rheingold), David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer).

Ernst is a regular guest at the Bayreuth Festival and also performs at all the major European opera houses.

As a concert singer, Ernst has sung repertoire ranging from the Passions of J.S. Bach to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. He also gives recitals, on which the lieder of Schubert, Kienzl and Wolf feature prominently, at such venues as the Musikverein in Vienna and the Opéra Bastille in Paris.

Ernst will be making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019–20 season.

Norbert Ernst grew up in Vienna and studied voice with Robert Holland Charles Spencer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

The tenor began his career as a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein from 2002 to 2005. From 2010 to 2017, he worked at the Vienna State Opera, where he made a name for himself singing such roles as Aegisth in Richard Strauss’s Elektra, Alfred in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and the Wagner roles of Loge (Das Rheingold), David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer).

Ernst is a regular guest at the Bayreuth Festival and also performs at all the major European opera houses.

As a concert singer, Ernst has sung repertoire ranging from the Passions of J.S. Bach to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. He also gives recitals, on which the lieder of Schubert, Kienzl and Wolf feature prominently, at such venues as the Musikverein in Vienna and the Opéra Bastille in Paris.

Ernst will be making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019–20 season.