Siv Hagerupsen


Siv Oda Hagerupsen is a mezzo-soprano with a classic zwischenfach tone colour and range, at home in both high mezzo and darker soprano roles. Her versatility and individuality have taken her to all of Norway’s opera companies and beyond.

Siv Oda studied at the North Norway Conservatory of Music and the Oslo Academy of Operatic Arts, where her teachers included Svein Bjørkøy and Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz. She has been coached by Dante Mazzola of La Scala, Milan, and Sergio Olivia of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Siv Oda has been a finalist in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition and was selected as a Young Talent by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. She made her debut with The Norwegian Opera as the Third Lady in The Magic Flute and returned to the company to sing Marcellina and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Nicklausse/The Muse/The Voice in The Tales of Hoffmann and Mercédès in Carmen.

Siv Oda has worked with Opera Nordfjord, Opera South, the Kristiansand Opera, The Arctic Opera, the Bergen National Opera, Den Nye Opera, Vest Norges Opera, Ringsaker Opera and L’Opera de Montréal. She has appeared at the Nordland Music Festival, the Oslo Opera Festival, the Kirsten Flagstad Festival, Nordland Theatre’s Winterlight Festival, Kristiansund Opera Festival and Opera på Skäret in Sweden. She has appeared as a soloist with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestras and the Norwegian Wind Ensemble.

Following her shift from lyrical to dramatic roles, Siv Oda has made her mark with characters including Eboli from Don Carlo and Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana. Her extensive repertoire includes Hänsel (Hansel und Gretel), Tisbe (La cenerentola), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Emilia (Otello) and Flora (La Traviata). Siv Oda has created roles in new operas by Per Arne Glorvigen and Bjørn Kruse. She has worked with directors including Stefan Herheim, David Alden, Daniel Bohr and John La Bouchardière and conductors including Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gregor Bühl, Roland Böer and Patrick Fournillier.

In season 2019/20 Siv Oda will sing the role as The Mother in Humperdincks opera Hänsel & Gretel, at Opera Nordfjord.

Siv Oda is an experienced oratorio soloist in repertoire from Bach and Telemann to Rossini, Verdi and Dagfinn Rosnes. Outside opera and classical music, she has appeared as a vocal soloist at The National Theatre and Edderkoppen Theatre in Oslo. She signed to Nordic Artists Management in 2018.

Operaroles, repertoire

Georges Bizet


Charles Gounod


Georg Friedrich Händel


Engelbert Humperdinck


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Zauberflöte/3.LADY

Jacques Offenbach


Giacomo Puccini


Gioacchino Rossini


Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO /Emilia
Roles in preparation

Giuseppe Verdi

AIDA /Amneris

Pietro Mascagni


Richard Wagner

Orchestral /Church music

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
St. John Passion BWV 245
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Magnificat BWV 243

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Te Deum

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Felix Mendelssohn


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mass in C minor, KV 427
Requiem KV 626

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Gioacchino Rossini

Petite Messe Solenelle

Franz Schubert


Giuseppe Verdi


Antonio Vivaldi

Suzuki, «Madama Butterfly», Opera på Skäret, July-August 2017
Seen and Heard International by Göran Forsling
Sat, 2017-08-05
"Arguably the most fascinating character is Suzuki, who here is a multifaceted personality: humble, understanding, timid, caring but also a tigress – for instance when she drives away the slimy Goro with a broom."..... "and together with Siv Oda Hagerupsen we were treated to a magical cherry blossom duet, magical and playful."....."Siv Oda Hagerupsen, Norwegian like Elisabeth Teige (Cio Cio San), was a very alive and convincing Suzuki and she sang excellently."
A winning Don Carlo, Opera på Skäret 2018
Seen and Heard International by Göran Forsling
Fri, 2018-08-03
«In last year’s Madama Butterfly, the role of Suzuki was taken by Siv Oda Hagerupsen, who impressed greatly in that relatively small role. I felt I would like to hear her in a meatier part and my wish was fulfilled this year when she sang Princess Eboli. Her dramatic presence is very palpable and her singing of ‘O don fatale’ generated the longest applause of the evening. I now hope to hear her as Azucena in a future Il trovatore.»
Så bra var Don Carlos!
Björn Gustavsson, Nerikes Allehanda
Sun, 2018-07-29
” kanske mest imponerande bland de kvinnliga sångarna var norska mezzon Siv Oda Hagerupsen i rollen som Eboli. Hon spred flytande guld i frekvensomfånget 200—800 Hz.”/
Eboli i Don Carlos
Per-Arne Jonsson,
Sat, 2018-08-25
”Siv Oda Hagerupsen som Eboli gav ännu mer sceniskt utspel i de dramatiska avsnitten och hennes röst klingade totalt fri i samtliga register. Det finns en kärna och lyster i rösten som hon verkar ha total kontroll över. Jag är övertygad om att vi kommer att få höra henne som i Wagners operor som Ortrud, Brangäne m fl. (Det är en tidsfråga innan Bayreuth ringer.) Och varför inte som Lady Macbeth i Verdis Macbeth? Hon är en mezzosopran med höjd! ...Även Eboli styrs av hovets stränga regler. Trots att hon är en vulkan av känslor så kliver hon in i självkontrollen och väljer ett liv i kloster som straff för sitt svek. I arian ”O don fatale” gav Siv Oda Hagerupsen den konflikten sitt fulla uttryck.”
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Photo: Trond Gudevold

Photo: Trond Gudevold

Photo: Trond Gudevold

Photo: Trond Gudevold

Photo: Pierre Atbeh

Photo: Pierre Atbeh

Photo: Pierre Atbeh

Cavalleria rusticana/ Santuzza (April 2020)