Ragnar Ulfung norsk tenor född 1927

Ragnar Ulfung norsk tenor född 1927 Fotograf: Björn Edergren

Ragnar Ulfung.Sångstudier för Ragnvald Bjarne, Oslo och Angelo Mingetti, Milano Studier vid Handelsskole i Oslo, Norge. Debutroll: Sotarpojken i Lets´make an Opera av B. Britten i Oslo 1950,

Ragnar Ulfung norsk tenor född 1927

Anställningar

vid Den Nationale Scene i Bergen 1954-55, Stora Teatern Göteborg, 1955-58, Kungliga Teatern (nuv. Kungl. Operan) Stockholm 1958-84, därefter frilans.
Senaste framträdande på Kungl. Operan 2003.
Gästspel bl.a. i: Glyndebourne, London (Covent Garden) New York (Met), Chicago, San Fransisco, Washington, Santa Fe, Milano (La Scala), Torino, Berlin, Hamburg, München, Wien, Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Buenos Aires (Teatro Colôn), Tokyo, Köpenhamn, Oslo, Helsingfors.

Roller i urval

G. Bizet: Don José i Carmen
B. Britten: Peter Grimes i Peter Grimes
M. Davies: John Taverner i Taverner
P. Hindemith: Offizier i Cardillac
L. Janácek: Steva i Jenufa och Gregor i Testamentet
W.A. Mozart: Tamino i Trollflöjten
M. Musorgskij: Schujskij och Dimitrij i Boris Godunov 
G. Puccini: Goro i Madame Butterfly och Cavaradossi i Tosca
J. Strauss d.y.: Alfred, Frosch och Blind i Läderlappen
R. Strauss:  Pollox i Danaës kärlek (Die Liebe der Danaë). Aegisth i Elektra, Valzacchi i Rosenkavaljeren och Herodes i Salome,
I. Stravinsky: Tom Rakewell i Rucklarens väg
G. Verdi: Don Carlos i Don Carlos, Gustaf III (Riccardo) i Maskeradbalen, Otello i Otello, Hertigen i Rigoletto och Alfredo i La Traviata
R. Wagner: Erik i Den flygande Holländaren Nibelungens Ring: Loge och Mime i Rhenguldet samt Mime i Siegfried

TV-inspelningar: bl.a.: Monostatos i Trollflöjten av W.A. Mozart, Canio i Pajazzo av R. Leoncavalli (dansk TV) Gustaf III i Maskeradbalen och Nattflyg av L. Dallapiccola.

Grammofoninspelningar bl.a. Elektra, Neapolitanska sånger, Främling i Paradis (Kismet)

Regiuppdrag: Otello av G. Verdi, Kungl. Operan Stockholm, Bohème av G. Puccini och Den italienska halmhatten av N. Rota i Norge och Nibelungens Ring av R. Wagner i Seattle, USA

Utnämnd till hovsångare 1976.

Kungliga Teatern

Ragnar Ulfung har medverkat i 37 produktioner med 676 föreställningar mellan 1958 – 2003

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:231840
Siegfried {225}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1972
Debut: Ragnar Ulfung
[Met Performance] CID:231940
Siegfried {226}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/1972
[Met Performance] CID:232520
Salome {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232590
Salome {85}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232700
Salome {86}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232940
Salome {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1973
[Met Performance] CID:236030
Salome {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1973
[Met Performance] CID:236120  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Salome {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1974
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:236200
Salome {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1974
[Met Performance] CID:236290
Salome {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1974
[Met Performance] CID:240490
Das Rheingold {108} Ring Cycle [85]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1975
Debuts: Glade Peterson, Maureen Forrester, Kolbjörn Höiseth
Review
[Met Performance] CID:240540 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Das Rheingold {109} Ring Cycle [86]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1975
Debut: Donald McIntyre
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:240620
Das Rheingold {110} Ring Cycle [87]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1975
Debut: Andrew Foldi
[Met Performance] CID:240730
Siegfried {227} Ring Cycle [85]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1975
Review
[Met Performance] CID:240830 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Siegfried {228} Ring Cycle [86]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1975
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:240890
Götterdämmerung {196} Ring Cycle [85]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1975
Review
[Met Performance] CID:240930
Siegfried {229} Ring Cycle [87]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1975
[Met Performance] CID:247660
Die Zauberflöte {207}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/1976
Debuts: James Conlon, Sheila Nadler, Peter Fekula, Adam Guettel, Adam Hyman
Review
[Met Performance] CID:247700
Die Zauberflöte {208}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247770
Die Zauberflöte {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/1976
Debut: Elizabeth Volkman
[Met Performance] CID:247830
Salome {100}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1976
Debut: Ernesto Gasco
[Met Performance] CID:247890
Salome {101}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/4/1977
[Met Performance] CID:248190
Salome {105}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1977
[Met Performance] CID:248240
Salome {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1977
[Met Performance] CID:248290  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Salome {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1977
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:248350
Salome {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1977
[Met Performance] CID:255960
Elektra {53}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/1978
[Met Performance] CID:256000
Elektra {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1978
[Met Performance] CID:256040 Opera News
Elektra {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1978
Debut: Gwynn Cornell
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:256070
Elektra {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1979
Review
[Met Performance] CID:256130
Elektra {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259570
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/1979
Debut: Michael Best
Review
[Met Performance] CID:259600
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259650
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259680 
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/1979
Broadcast / Telecast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:259730
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/1/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259760
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/5/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259800
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259810
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1979
Debuts: Julia Migenes, Timothy Jenkins
[Met Performance] CID:259850
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259910
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1979
[Met Performance] CID:259940
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/1979
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:260600
Wozzeck {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1980
Debut: Christopher Byars
Review
[Met Performance] CID:260650
Wozzeck {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260690
Wozzeck {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260710
Wozzeck {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260750  Opera News
Wozzeck {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1980
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:260790
Wozzeck {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260820
Wozzeck {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260890
Wozzeck {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1980
Debut: Dana Watkins
[Met Performance] CID:264020
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/1981
Debut: Sherry Zannoth
[Met Performance] CID:264060
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264100
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1981
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:264130
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264170
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264200
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264220
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264250
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {19}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/22/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264340
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {20}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/29/1981
Debut: Peggy Bouveret
[Met Performance] CID:264460
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {21}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/7/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264510
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {22}
Dixon-Myers Hall, Memphis, Tennessee; 05/12/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264540
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {23}
State Fair Music Hall,Dallas, Texas; 05/15/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264590
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {24}
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/20/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264650
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {25}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/26/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264740
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {26}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 06/2/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264840
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {27}
Metropolitan Center, Boston, Massachusetts; 06/12/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266010
Das Rheingold {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/22/1981
Debuts: Eva Randová, Birgit Finnilä, Heinz Zednik, Eleanor Bergquist
Review
[Met Performance] CID:266050
Das Rheingold {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266110
Siegfried {232}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/2/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266130
Das Rheingold {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/3/1981
Debut: Jozsef Dene
[Met Performance] CID:266170
Das Rheingold {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/8/1981
Debut: Susan Davenny-Wyner
[Met Performance] CID:266180
Siegfried {233}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/9/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266240
Siegfried {234}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/1981
Debut: Janice Yoes
[Met Performance] CID:275040
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1984
Debut: Carla Cook
[Met Performance] CID:275080
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275120
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275170
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275200
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:275240
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1984
[Met Performance] CID:279240
Wozzeck {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1985
Review
[Met Performance] CID:279320 Opera News
Wozzeck {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/19/1985
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:279360
Wozzeck {34}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279410
Wozzeck {35}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279440
Wozzeck {36}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279480
Wozzeck {37}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279500
Wozzeck {38}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1985
Debuts: June Card, George Wade
[Met Performance] CID:279530
Wozzeck {39}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1985
[Met Performance] CID:311710
New Production
Ariadne auf Naxos {53}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1993
Debuts: Thomas Moser, Michael Yeargan
Review
[Met Performance] CID:311760
Ariadne auf Naxos {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1993
[Met Performance] CID:311800 Opera News
Ariadne auf Naxos {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/1993
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:311830
Ariadne auf Naxos {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1993
[Met Performance] CID:311880
Ariadne auf Naxos {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/1993
[Met Performance] CID:311920
Ariadne auf Naxos {58}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/1/1993
[Met Performance] CID:311990
Ariadne auf Naxos {59}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1993

Övriga utmärkelser

Litt. et Art. 1981, Fideliomedaljen 1994, Kungl. Teaterns guldmedalj 1983, Kritikerpriset (Norge) 1961, R.U. Hederspris (Norge) 2003, Riddare av I klass i Den Kongelige Norske Sankt Olavs Orden 1976.
Äresmedlem i Norsk Operasangerforbund, Hedersmedlem i Operavännerna, Stockholm, Hedersmedlem i Jussi Björlingsällskapet. Stipendium ur Set Svanholms minnesfond 1976.

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