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Trond Halstein Moe

Born: December 20 1954

Trond Halstein Moe Halstein Moe (born December 20, 1954, Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian operatic baritone.

He trained at University of Trondheim and the Norwegian Academy of Music, and in 1987 won First Prize in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna in 1987. Since 1990, he has been a regular performer in over 75 leading roles at the Norwegian National Opera. He has also performed internationally in Ireland, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Scotland, Iceland, Russia, China, Serbia, South Africa, and the United States.

His performances include: Scarpia in Tosca at the Stuttgart State Opera, Telramund in Lohengrin conducted by Stefan Soltesz at the Essen Opera; Germont in La traviata at the Hannover State Opera, the leading role in the world premiere of Trygve Madsen's Circus Terra at the Prague State Opera; Music-master in Ariadne auf Naxos in Santiago de Compostela; Wotan in Das Rheingold at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid; baritone soloist in John Adams' opera-oratorio, El Niño, in Malmö; and Pizarro in Fidelio in a production on Robben Island in South Africa celebrating the tenth anniversary of the end of apartheid. In 2008, he sang the title role in Der fliegende Holländer at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, and in November and December 2009 the role of Jack Rance in Puccini's La fanciulla del West at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo.

He has also performed in radio and television, everything from his own radio concerts to participation in major television productions of operas, including Edvard Grieg's Olav Tryggvason and Rossini's The Barber of Seville, where he sang the title roles, as well as Der Rosenkavalier and Bibalo's Macbeth. Trond Halstein Moe has appeared on many recordings, including Hjalmar Borgstrøm's opera, Thora paa Rimol; Egil Hovland's Fange og fri; Grieg's Olav Tryggvason with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Requiems by Iver Kleive and Sigurd Islandsmoen; and two recordings of Grieg's Four Psalms.

In October 2009, Trond Halstein Moe received the Honor Award (Hederspris) for distinguished service to the Norwegian National Opera from Den Norske Operas Venner (Friends of the Norwegian National Opera).