©2018 by Egill Palsson

Title photo by  Jóhann Smári Karlsson

Ferill

Egill studied at The Reykjavik Academy of Singing and the Vocal Arts in Iceland.  He also did intensive training with David Jones at the David Jones Voice Studio in New York for several years. He lived in Germany and worked as a professional singer, taking part in notable competitions and productions, such as the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, Oper Schloss Laubach, Classic Open Air in Berlin paired with soprano Lucia Aliberti,  gala concert at the Mercedes World in Berlin and as a soloist in Das Lied von der Erde in Frankfurt(Oder) and Berlin as well as starring in Rigoletto at the Neuköllner Oper.  He performed one of the main roles in Wagner's opera Das Liebesverbot at the Braunschweig Opera and at the Schloss Rheinsberg Open Air Gala. In 2008 he became a part of the ensemble at the Gerhardt-Hauptmann Opera House in Görlitz. Most recently Egill prepared the role of Cavaradossi at the Icelandic Opera.

 

Egill has studied with great teachers and conductors through the years:

Janet Williams, Prof.Edwin Scholz and Prof. Wolfgang Millgramm in Berlin. Johan Botha, Reiner Goldberg, Elisabeth Mayer-Topsöe and Kiri Te Kanawa. Martin Fischer-Dieskau, Kevin McCutcheon, Howard Griffiths, Frank Strobel, Esa Häkkilä and Hendrik Vestmann to name a few.

 

Egill has since 2004 studied with David Jones in New York, not only singing but the art of diagnostic teaching. He as also finished the Vocal Teaching studies with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

 

Among projects in Iceland for the past few years are Kúnstpása at the Icelandic Opera, Paukenmesse by Haydn, Lobgesang by Mendelssohn, Mozart Requiem and a recording of Icelandic songs and duets called Reverie.


Egill is currently the president of the Icelandic NATS and sits on the board of the Professional Association of Classical Singers as well as being a member of the faculty at The Reykjavik Academy of Singing and the Vocal Arts .

Óperur / Óperettur

Tónleikar

Tosca - Giacomo Puccini - Cavaradossi

Íslenska Óperan

Der fliegende Holländer - Richard Wagner - Erik
NorðurÓp


Das Liebesverbot - Richard Wagner -  Luzio    
Staatstheater Braunschweig & Schloss Rheinsberg

 

Candide - Leonard Bernstein - Gouvenor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski  
Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Der Vogelhändler - Carl Zeller - Schneck / Adam 

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi - Duka di Mantua
Neuköllner Oper Berlin

 

My Fair Lady - Frederick Loewe - Freddy                                                   
Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Eine Nacht in Venedig - Johann Strauss II - Herzog / Caramello

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz/Icelandic Opera Studio

 

La Traviata - Giuseppe Verdi - Gastone

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Eugene Onegin - Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Triquet
Norðuróp & Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss II - Blind / Alfred

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz/Hanns Eisles School Production

 

Die Zauberflöte - W.A Mozart - Tamino

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Besuch der Alten Dame - Gottfried von Einem - Bobby

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Im weißen Rößl - Ralph Benatzky - Sigismund

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

 

Svanda Dudak - Jaromir Weinberger - The Judge, A Familiar, Forester 

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz       

 

Tiefland - Eugen d'Albert - Nando

Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater Görlitz

Pioneers 1, 2, 3

Paukenmesse - Haydn

Kiri Te Kanawa Recital - Guest performer

 

Classic Open Air Berlin - Main soloist with Lucia Aliberti

 

Requiem - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi

 

Das Lied von der Erde - Gustav Mahler

 

Voices of light - Richard Einhorn

 

Rheinsberg Gala TConcert - Mercedes World í Berlin