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Mikkel Skorpen

The Norwegian tenor Mikkel Skorpen plays Sylvester, the young designer and tv-celebrity, in The Merry Widow 2.0 here in Bergen spring 2021.

The Norwegian tenor Mikkel Skorpen (b. 1990) studied classical singing at the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Zwolle in The Netherlands, and got a master’s degree at the Opera Academy (Operahøgskolen) in Oslo.

In the season 2015/16 Skorpen was a part of the Opera Studio of Opera National de Lyon where he sang Dr. S in Michael Nymans The Man who mistook his wife for a hat.

Spring 2018 he made his debut at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor where he learned the role and stepped in to sing on the side stage on the same day. In the season 2018/19 he was part of the Young Singers Program at the Norwegian National Opera and roles included among others Chaplitsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades – and Arthur Jones in Britten’s Billy Budd.

In the 20/21 season Mikkel sung at Ringsakeroperaen in Norway, as well as Funiculi in the children’s opera Funiculi & Funicula, organized by the Norwegian National Opera. Season 2021/22 he peformed as Merkur in the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet‘s new version of Offenbach’s operetta Orpheus in the Underworld.

Updated spring 2022