Tom Erik Lie

Soloist - Baritone
© Jan Windszus Photography
© Jan Windszus Photography
»I just wandered through all the voice types: from
soprano to alto, then into tenor, and ultimately
baritone. And that’s where I stayed«
ORIGINALLY FROM
Oslo / Norway

STUDIES
Konservatorium und Staatliche Opernhochschule Oslo

PRIZES
»Ingrid-Bjoner-Stipendium für junge Sänger« 1995. Von der Zeitschrift Opernwelt 1996 nominiert als »Nachwuchskünstler des Jahres«.

IMPORTANT CONDUCTORS
Christian Thielemann, Kirill Petrenko, Marcello Viotti, André Previn, Michail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski

IMPORTANT DIRECTORS
Barrie Kosky, Peter Konwitschny, Hans Neuenfels, Andreas Homoki, Christof Loy, Achim Freyer, Stefan Herheim, Calixto Bieito

IMPORTANT PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Oper Leipzig, Deutsche Oper Berlin

IMPORTANT PARTS AT THEKOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
Titelpartien des Jewgeni Onegin, Don Giovanni, Sixtus Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Edwin (Die Csárdásfürstin), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Hoffmann 2 (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Marcel (La Bohème), Graf Almaviva (Die Hochzeit des Figaro), Georges Germont (La Traviata), Sixtus Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Amme (Die Krönung der Poppea), Gevatter (Der Jahrmarkt von Sorotschinzi)

ELSEWHERE
Frère Léon (St. François d’Assise), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Siegfried (Genoveva), Wolfram v. Eschenbach (Tannhäuser), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Albert (Werther), Schaunard (La Bohème), Staatsoper Hannover, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Theater Bonn, Semperoper Dresden, Königliche Oper Kopenhagen, Norwegische Oper Oslo, Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

THIS SEASON AT THEKOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
Martin (Candide), Herr von Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier), Popolani (Blaubart), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Oberst Pickering (My Fair Lady), Gevatter (Der Jahrmarkt von Sorotschinzi), Der Blechmann (Der Zauberer von Oz)
Since he was 9 years old, Tom Erik Lie knew that he wanted to be an opera singer. The catalyst for this realisation was also his debut on an opera stage: in the children’s choir in Tosca at the Oslo Opera House. »I was so fascinated that it never let me go«, he recalls. At 9 years of age, he went of his own accord to join the Norwegian Broadcasting Boys’ Choir, where his special gift didn’t go unnoticed for long. He was quickly entrusted with minor solo parts. And he didn’t even have to interrupt the solid start to his singing career while his voice was breaking: »I just wandered through all the voice types: from soprano to alto, then into tenor, and ultimately baritone. And that’s where I stayed«, he says with a laugh.

At 17, he took his first private singing lessons, and nobody was surprised when he was accepted to study singing at the conservatorium in Oslo after graduating from high school. Upon completing his studies, he received a place in the Opera Studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. And from that point, one thing led to another: after his first engagement in Gelsenkirchen came Oper Leipzig, with the Artistic Director Udo Zimmermann then taking him along to the Deutsche Oper Berlin. A guest role – as Edwin in Die Csárdásfürstin – then brought him to the Ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin.
 
»Nowadays, Berlin has become my home«, concedes Tom Erik Lie. »I feel really at home here. Of course I miss the breathtaking nature of my homeland: the mountains running straight down to the ocean.« A hut in Norway on the coast, where the mountains meet the sea – that would be one of Tom Erik Lie’s dreams that he hasn’t yet ticked off. »A few summers’ ago I spent part of my holiday near the city of Bergen in a hut on a small island. We went fishing in a boat: mackerel, cod, pollock. Straight from the rod into our mouths, so to speak. A dream!«

His performances ...

Sun28.10.16:00The Wizard of Oz
Sat03.11.19:30Bluebeard
Sat10.11.19:30Bluebeard
Sun18.11.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Sat24.11.19:30Candide
Thu29.11.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Sat01.12.19:30Candide
Fri07.12.10:00The Wizard of Oz
Sun09.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Wen12.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Wen12.12.19:30Candide
Sat15.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Sun16.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Tue18.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Wen19.12.10:00The Wizard of Oz
Fri21.12.19:30Candide
Sun23.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Wen26.12.11:00The Wizard of Oz
Mon31.12.14:00Candide
Mon31.12.19:00Candide
Thu10.01.19:30Candide
Sat12.01.19:30My Fair Lady
Fri25.01.19:30Candide
Sat26.01.19:30My Fair Lady
Sun03.02.16:00Candide
Sun24.03.16:00My Fair Lady
Wen27.03.19:30Candide
Tue02.04.19:30My Fair Lady
Wen03.04.19:30Candide
Wen01.05.19:00My Fair Lady
Sat08.06.18:00Der Rosenkavalier
Mon10.06.18:00Der Rosenkavalier
Tue18.06.18:00Der Rosenkavalier
Sun23.06.16:00Der Rosenkavalier
Sun30.06.19:00Candide