Thursday, December 30, 2010


Icelandic Opera's Rigoletto was be broadcast on Icelandic National Radio on January 1, 2011

Thora Einarsdottir sings the role of Gilda Rigoletto's daughter

Click here to hear the performance online


The Oratorio Cecilia by Askell Masson, where Thora sang the leading role, was broadcast on Icelandic National Television on Des 29. The work will soon be available on DVD.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mozart Requiem

For the sixth year The Icelandic Opera-Chorus performed Mozart Requiem umder the baton of its founder Garðar Cortes. This unique concert that takes place by candle-light after midnight on Decemer 5th, the hour of which Mozart died, is a memorial concert for all Icelandic musicians who have died
in the previous 12 months.

Friday, November 26, 2010

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

Thora makes her debut in Beethovens Symphony No. 9 in the Philharmonie in Essen Saturday, 27th November 2010, 18:00. Ainars Rubikis conducts the Duisburger Philharmoniker.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Triumph for Thora as Gilda in Rigoletto

Thora sings the role of Gilda in the Icelandic Opera's new production of Rigoletto. The premiere which was also Thora's debut as Gilda was truly a succes for her. Following are the reviews in Icelands main newspapers:

The audience’s verdict was absolute: Thora Einarsdottir was the winner of the evening. The standing ovation at the end of the premiere last Saturday showed clearly and without any doubt that the jubilation over Thoras performance was not a pretence, it came straight from the heart. And everyone could hear that.
She sang and acted simply delightfully. The voice has grown in volume and strength since we first heard her when she first performed as an opera singer in her early twenties, her technique seems flawless, the interpretation always goes straight to ones heart. The low notes are as pure as the high ones, everything with the right dynamic. How she plays with the low register and how she tiptoes effortlessly through the tricky coloratura in the first act! Yes this is certainly among the best performances ever seen in the Icelandic Opera and hopefully we will enjoy Thoras art as often as possible in the future.
Jón Viðar Jónsson, DV Oktober 2010

Thora Einarsdottir has a wonderful voice and has the looks of a fairy, and the role of Gilda uses all of Einarsdottir talents - except the humor. Everyone knows that the opera Rigoletto has many great arias and it was beautiful to listen to Thora sing Caro nome when the Duke/pour student has left her.
Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir, Tímarit máls og menningar, Okt. 2010

The star of the opera was Thora Einarsdottir in the role of Rigoletto’s daughter. With her everything comes together, a credible acting and an intricate, exceedingly beautiful singing. Her performance was unique.
Jónas Sen, Fréttablaðið Oktober, 2010

Thora Einarsdottir has a presence that is light as a feather, and she interpreted the role of Gilda with intimacy and a fine-tuned grace, her acting was a genuine joy to watch all through to the end.
Ríkharður Örn Pálsson, Morgunblaðið, Okt. 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Duparc in Reykholt

A radio broadcast from a recital held at Reykholt Music Festival in July 2010. Thora Einarsdóttir and Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir perform songs by Henry Duparc.

The broadcast is available online for one month

Click here to listen

Messiah in Munich

Thora will sing the sopran solo in Messiah with the Munich Bach Choir at the Philharmonie im Gasteig.

Monday, 18.10.2010
08:00 p.m.
Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig

Thora Einarsdottir, soprano
Annette Markert, alto
Daniel Johannsen, tenor
Jochen Kupfer, bass

Münchener Bach-Chor
Bach Collegium München

Hansjörg Albrecht

Tickets are available at the known ticket agencies
and Tonicale Musik & Event GmbH

musikkerlebnis-eine Marke der Tonicale Music & Event GmbH

Munich Bach Choir

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thora is Gilda

Thora Einarsdottir sings the role of Gilda in The Icelandic Opera's new Production of Rigoletto

Saturday, August 7, 2010

More critics for Vert-Vert

"in Thora Einarsdottir’s Mimi – the heroine of the piece – a properly sweet-toned lyric soprano"
Christopher Cook

BBC Music Magasine

Reykholt Music Festival 2010

Thora sang a recital of Schubert and Duparc with pianist Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir at the Reykholt Festival this summer.

Monday, May 31, 2010

New critics for Vert-Vert

The Publication of the Metropolitan Opera Guild

The editor's choise of recording in the June issue of OPERA NEWS is Opera Rara's new recording of Offenbach's Vert-Vert.

"Opera Rara has done it again! In its intoxicating new studio recording of the rara avis Vert-Vert, the label has restored an 1869 opra comique to bubbly life ......The cast is international but sounds convincing en franais...... Valentin's beloved, the faithful Mimi, is prettily sung by Thora Einarsdottir"

Richard Traubner complete review here

Dilettante Music

"Soprano Thora Einarsdottir sings with exceptional warmth and sweetness as the female lead".

Stephen Eddins, All Music Guide complete review here

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Guest appearances in Wiesbaden

To the pleasure of her fans in Wiesbaden, Thora made guest appearances as Susanna in Figaro and as Ännchen in Der Freischütz at Hessishe Staatstheater Wiesbaden last April. Thora was a member of the Ensamble in Wiesbaden from 2001-2008.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


This month Thora will sing Bach's Solo Kantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" as well as Mozart Requiem in Reykjavik.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Review on "Vert-Vert"

"Best of all, as a character, is lovely Thora Einarsdottir as Mimi, very believable as the innocent convent girl who runs away to follow her love (in a dragoon uniform showing off her legs – in the original staging.)"

Kevin Clark
The Operetta Research Center

To read the article here

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Parsifal in Geneva

Thora will sing first Flowermaiden in Wagner's Parsifal at Grand théâtre du Genève. Conducted by John Fiore and stage director is Roland Aeschlimann.

Premiere 18 Mars 2010

For tickets and information click here

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nomination-The Icelandic Music Awards

Thora has been nominated as "Best voice" for the The Icelandic Music Awarsd 2010.
The jury's review says: " Nominated for her roles at the Icelandic Opera and the titel role in the oratorio Cecilia. Thora Einarsdottir in a world class singer"

More here

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New CD

Thora sings the role of Mimi in Opera Rara's new recording of Offenbach's Vert-Vert.

The Sunday Times – Review:

This is the first-ever recording of Offenbach’s comic opera Vert-Vert (1869), a distortion of a previously famous story about a convent’s pet parrot that learns to utter profanities. In Offenbach’s work, this parrot has fallen off its perch in its uncorrupted state, so the convent girls replace it with Valentin, a naive boy whom one of the girls, Mimi, fancies something rotten. The music, here exquisitely played, is as skilfully wrought and as tuneful as any Offenbach, and the first-rate cast, headed by Toby Spence and Thora Einarsdottir, pitches its performances at exactly the right level: gentle wit. By Stephen Pettitt Published: January 24, 2010

To buy this CD and for more information here

Radio programme on Vert-Vert online

To hear the programme from the Icelandic National Radio here

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Years Concerts online

Thora has just finished a run of New Years Concerts with the Icelandic Symphony conducted by Christopher Warren-Green. She performed Adeles arias from Die Federmaus,"Mein Herr Marquis" and "Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande" as well as two duett's with her tenor husband Björn Jonsson, who jumped in at the last minute for disposed Finnur Bjarnason. The concert was broadcast by the Icelandic National Radio Service and is available online for four weeks here: