Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson made his LA Opera in 2007 as King Marke in Tristan und Isolde.
He returned in 2010 as King Heinrich in Lohengrin, and in 2015 as King Louis XVI in The Ghosts of Versailles, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville and Doctor Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro.
In the 2018/19 season, he returns to the Houston Grand Opera for the Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Daland in The Flying Dutchman. He also sings Dansker in Billy Budd with Den Norske Opera. Last season, he joined the Edinburgh International Festival for the Commendatore and Atlanta Opera for Daland. Other recent performances include returns to Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie for La Roche in Capriccio, Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise Melchthal in Guillaume Tell, Teatro Regio Torino for Sarastro in The Magic Flute and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Rocco in Fidelio. He also sang Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Sigmundsson recently joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Hunding in excerpts of Die Walküre, Staatsoper Hamburg for Melchthal in Guillaume Tell and the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos, the Caramoor International Music Festival for Rocco in Fidelio at, Íslenska óperan for Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, the Grant Park Music Festival for Méphistophélès in The Damnation of Faust and returned to the Cincinnati May Festival for Music Director James Conlon’s final season there for Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. He also recently sang King Philip in Don Carlo with Íslenska óperan and returned to both the Ravinia Festival as Daland and the Cincinnati May Festival for Haydn’s Creation.
As one of the world’s most sought after basses, Mr. Sigmundsson has sung nearly his entire repertoire with the Opéra National de Paris. His performances at the Metropolitan Opera include Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, Osmin in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Hunding in Die Walküre, Rocco in Fidelio, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, and Vodnik in Rusalka.