Norwegian-Nicaraguan soprano Victoria Randem, described as possessing “meltingly lovely top notes” (Financial Times), has distinguished herself as a versatile operatic young talent, compelling in a variety of repertoire from Mozart to contemporary works.
Among her future appearances are Alida Sleepless, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Musetta La Bohème, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, High Priestess Aida at Staatsoper Berlin, concerts at Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden in Røros, Pamina at Semperoper Dresden and a re invitation at the Norwegian National Opera.
Recent engagements include Zerlina Don Giovanni at the Glyndebourne Festival, Belinda Dido and Aeneas at Bayerische Staatsoper, Alida Sleepless at Grand Théâtre de Genève, MÜPA Budapest and Staatsoper Berlin, next to Rachel La piccola Cubana, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Waldvogel Siegfried, Ilia Idomeneo, Blumenmädchen Parsifal – all at Staatsoper Berlin, Agnes Nothing (Intet) with Norwegian National Opera*. [*- cancelled]
In concert, Victoria Randem appeared with the Stuttgart Philharmonic under Dan Ettinger as part of the Opera for Peace alongside Thomas Hampson, she returned to Oslo Oratoriekor for the Brahms Requiem and will appear in a solo Lied recital at the Staatsoper Berlin with Mathias Samuil.
Randem’s professional career began in her native Oslo, where she debuted at the Norwegian National Opera as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and returned as Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, next to appearances with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK), and a Gala Concert “Ønskekonserten” broadcasted by the Norwegian Public Radio NRK.
After finishing the Opernstudio of Staatsoper Berlin – with appearances as Ilia in Idomeneo*, Papagena Die Zauberflöte, Ännchen Der Freischütz with Alexander Soddy, Blumenmädchen Parsifal with Daniel Barenboim, Jano, Jenufa with Sir Simon Rattle, Victoria Randem joined the Staatsoper’s soloist ensemble, where her roles include Rachel in Hans Werner Henze’s La piccola Cubana, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, der Waldvogel in Dmitry Tchernyakov’s new Siegfried under Chr. Thielemann, Damigella/Fortuna L’incoronazione di Poppea, Marzelline Fidelio, Anna Reich Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor.
Victoria is a scholarship recipient of the Liz Mohn Kultur – und Musikstiftung and a recent graduate of the Barratt Due institute of Music and the National Academy of the Arts Oslo. [*- rescheduled]