Thor Inge Falch



If music is the closest you can get to God, then you are sitting on His lap when you sing or hear opera.

This spring Thor Inge Falch had great success with Eli Kristin Hanssveen, Hege Schøyen og Øivind Blunck in Hege og Øivind går til Operaen.  Last autumn he the audience and the press as Piet The Pot in Le Grand Macabre. Aftenposten described the way he brought mortal fear to life: «with lots of vibrato and a tone that switches between warm and cold.»

Originally from Ballangen in the Nordland area of Norway, Falch has been a soloist with the Norwegian National Opera since 2007. His roles here include Eisenstein and Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Count Boni in Die Csárdásfürstin, Canio in Pagliacci, Robert Boles in Peter Grimes, Jon Bisp in Olav Trygvason, Passepartout in the premiere of Around the World in 80 Days, Prince John in Robin Hood and Herod in Salome.

Falch has also sung the title role in the opera Life with an Idiot at Malmö Opera and the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, as well as the title role in Kejsar Jones at Göteborg Opera and at Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo. He has sung Cavaradossi in Tosca at Oscarsborg Fortress, and Calàf in Turandot and Manrico in Il Trovatore at Fredriksten Fortress.

Thor Inge Falch trained at Østlandet Music Conservatory, the National Academy of Operatic Art in Oslo and with Professor André Orlowitz in Copenhagen.