Nils Harald Sødal
Following a busy freelance career, Nils Harald Sødal joined the Norwegian National Opera ensemble in 2012. Sødal has appeared on many European opera stages and has received complimentary critiques in international publications such as Opernwelt and Opernglas.
His 2012 debut at the world famous Semperoper in Dresden was received with enthusiasm, and when the Norwegian National Opera performed Peter Grimes at the Savonlinna Opera Festival that same year, Sødal impressed the Finnish press in the title role:
«From start to finish he convinces and gives us an insight into Peter Grimes' inner life and conflicts.»
His major roles with the Norwegian National Opera include the title roles in Peter Grimesand Robin Hood, Rosillon in The Merry Widow, Alfred and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Alfredo in La traviata, Don José in Carmen, David in The Fourth Watch of the Night, and Godpa in the new opera Khairos.
This season, Sødal gives us an insight into the inner life and conflicts of Erik in The Flying Dutchman.
As well as being an opera singer, Sødal is also a critically acclaimed author.