Runi Brattaberg © Hans Jörg Michel

Rúni Brattaberg

The Faroese Bass Rúni Brattaberg first graduated as a documentary photographer in Copenhagen, before he trained to become a singer. He studied at the Sibelius Akademia in Helsinki from 1997-99 and at the International Operastudio in Zürich from 1999-2000 After his first engagements in Mainz, Ulm, Detmold and Bern, he was engaged from 2009-2011 at Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he sang: Gurnemanz, Hagen, Hunding, Fafner, Veit Pogner, König Heinrich, Basilio, Timur, Sparafucile, Sarastro, Baron Ochs, and Osmin. He sang as a guest at Opéra national de Paris, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Nederlandse Reisopera
Amsterdam, La Monnaie in Brussels, State Theater of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), Aalto-Theater Essen as well as at the opera houses of Lausanne, Karlsruhe and Ústi nad Labem (Czech Republic). In the
season 2013/14 he made his debut at Metropolitan Opera NY (Baron Ochs/Der Rosenkavalier), at the Cincinnati Opera and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Rúni Brattaberg worked together with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Andrew Davis, Edward
Gardner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leif Segerstam, Thomas Hengelbrock, Constantin Trinks, Axel Kober, Stefan Soltesz and Ulf Schirmer. From the 2014/15 season he was a member of the ensemble at the Leipzig Opera, where he sang roles such as Großinquisitor/Don Carlo, Landgraf Hermann/Tannhäuser, Fasolt/Das Rheingold, Hunding/Die Walküre, Fafner/Siegfried, Hagen/Götterdämmerung, Gurnemanz/Parsifal and Eremit
/Der Freischütz. Other roles are Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Fafner/Das Rheingold, Lo zio Bonzo/ Madama Butterfly and Hunding/Die Walküre.
In the 2022/23 season he will take on the roles of Fafner/Siegfried and Hagen/Götterdämmerung at the Dresden Philharmonic.