Born in Eskifjordur, Iceland, Thorsteinn Arbjornsson began his studies with W. Keith Reed at the music school in Egilsstadir, Iceland in 1998. In the fall of 2003, he began his studies at Oklahoma University under the guidance of Salvatore Champagne. Mr. Árbjörnsson completed his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College Conservatory with Salvatore Champagne in May of 2006.
His roles performed include Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, The Sailor in Le Pauvre Matelot, Nemorino inL’Elisir d’Amore, Le Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmelites, Camille de Rossillon in The Merry Widow, and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos.
His concert solo performances include Magnificat by J.S. Bach, Carmina Burana by C. Orff, Petite Messe Solemnelle by Rossini, King David by Honegger, Elias by F. Mendelssohn, Coronation Mass by W.A. Mozart, Requiem by W.A. Mozart, Messiah by G.F. Handel, Mass No. 6 by F. Schubert. Mr.Árbjörnsson made his U.S. professional debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in Le Rossignol by Stravinsky conducted by Maestro Pierre Boulez.
Repertoire with NSMF
Alfredo in La Traviata 2013