Tone Kummervold, mezzo-soprano

Biography

"A warm, unique sound" – this is how Tone Kummervold's voice is described by her former teacher and one of Norway's best known opera singers, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz.

Tone Kummervold first performed with the Norwegian National Opera in 2009, and became a permanent member of the soloist ensemble in the 2012/2013 season. Her roles include classics from the operatic repertoire, such as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Mary in The Flying Dutchman and the Third Lady in The Magic Flute – but she has also starred in modern works, such as Amando in Le Grand Macabre and Alun O. All in Knut Vaage's new opera, Khairos. In the current season Tone will perform as Sonetka in Lady Macbeth (September 2014), Niklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann (October 2014), Carmen in Carmen (January-March 2015) and Flora in La Traviata (April-June 2015). The 2018/19 season at Norwegian National Opera she did roles as Plina (Pique Dame), Agnelina (La Cenerentola) and worked with directors as Stefan Herheim among others.

During 2020/2021 she sang the role as Olga in Eugene Onegin conducted by L. Koenigs and directed by the famous Christophe Loy and as well a debut with Glyndebourne Opera will be among the engagements.

Tone Kummervold has done other operatic roles in Norway and abroad, including with the Opera Barga in Italy, Den Nye Opera in Bergen, Trondheim Musical Theatre and Steinvikholmen Musical Theatre. She has also performed in concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Accademica Filarmonica Romana in Italy.

Calendar
Repertoire
Operaroles, repertoire

Alban Berg

WOZZECK/Margret

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Carmen

Leoš Janácek

KATYA KABANOVA/Varvara

György Ligeti

LE GRAND MACABRE/Amando

Pietro Mascagni

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/Lola

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Zauberflöte/3.LADY

Jacques Offenbach

HOFFMANNS ERZÄHLUNGEN/Nicklausse

Giacomo Puccini

MADAMA BUTTERFLY/Suzuki

Gioacchino Rossini

LA CENERENTOLA/Angelina

Dmitry Shostakovich

LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK / Sonetka - tvangsarbeiderinne

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGENE ONEGIN/Olga
Review
FLAMMEN La Morte
Bachtrack
Tue, 2022-06-14
As La Morte, Norwegian mezzo Tone Kummervold was a near-constant spectral presence onstage, but had to wait until the final scene for a substantial solo, which she delivered with clarity and authority.
FLAMMEN La Morte
Orpheus-Magazin
Mon, 2022-06-13
Two and a half hours later we know: This Don Juan will not go to hell, that would be too kind of death, which Tone Kummervold sings urgently, superiorly and longingly (yes, Madame La Morte also desires it!). [Zweieinhalb Stunden später wissen wir: Dieser Don Juan wird nicht in die Hölle fahren, das wäre zu nett vom Tod, den hier Tone Kummervold dringlich, überlegen und begehrend (ja, auch Madame La Morte begehrt ihn!) singt.]
FLAMMEN La Morte
Novinky.cz
Norwegian mezzo-soprano Tone Kummervold is excellent in the role of La Morte (Death).
KATA KABANOVA Varvara
Bachtrack
Tue, 2015-09-08
Tone Kummervold’s girlish Varvara was a ray of light in a sea of darkness, providing the joy and optimism no other characters could muster. The role was also very well suited to her luxuriantly plummy lower and middle registers. Aksel Tollåli
KATA KABANOVA Varvara
Aftenposten
Rollebesetningen er sterk i alle ledd, ikke minst de kvinnelige. Sjarmtoppen når Tone Kummervold som den mer lettsindige fostersøsteren til Katja, sammen med Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy som kjæresten Vana, Astrid Kvalbein
KATA KABANOVA Varvara
Vårt Land
Tue, 2015-09-08
Tilsvarende kraft er det i hennes eneste lise – om det finnes noen: Varvara, den djevelsk ondskapsfulle svigermorens fosterdatter – et skinn (tindrende og livsrent tolket av Tone Kummervold) i dette belgmørket. Olav Egil Aune
Press Service

Photo: Lillian Hjellum (Fotografene Lillian & Lena)

Photo: Lillian Hjellum (Fotografene Lillian & Lena)

Photo: Lillian Hjellum (Fotografene Lillian & Lena)

Photo: Lillian Hjellum (Fotografene Lillian & Lena)

Representation:
DK, NO, SE, FI