Tom Erik Lie

Born in Oslo, baritone Tom Erik Lie completed his vocal studies at the Conservatory in Oslo, Norway, and at the Oslo State Opera Academy. After his first engagement in Dusseldorf, Tom Erik Lie was engaged in Gelsenkirchen, at the Leipzig Opera and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In the role of Wolfram in “Tannhäuser”, he was nominated by the magazine Opernwelt as “Young Artist of the Year” in 1996, a role he also sang at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. It followed guest engagements in Hannover, Essen, Nuremberg, Bonn, Leipzig and Dresden and the Norwegian State Opera in Oslo.

At the Komische Oper Berlin, he made his debut in 2003 as Edwin in “Die Csárdásfürstin”. Since 2004 he has been a member of the ensemble, and has sung roles such as Marcello in “La Bohème”, Count Almaviva in “The marriage of Figaro”, the title roles in “Don Giovanni” and “Yevgeny Onegin”, Beckmesser in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, Sharpless (“Madama Butterfly”), Papageno, Martin (“Candide”) and Gabriel von Eisenstein (“Die Fledermaus”).

Tom Erik Lie has worked with important directors and conductors such as Barrie Kosky, Andreas Homoki, Stefan Herheim, Peter Konwitschny, Hans Neuenfels, Calixto Bieito, Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Marcello Viotti, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko and Sir André Previn.

In the 2019/20 season he will perform at Komische Oper Berlin as Voltaire / Dr. Pangloss and Martin (“Candide”) and Papageno (“The Magic Flute”) and he will perform as Beckmesser (“Meistersinger”) in the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.

As of July 2019

Tom Erik Lie

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