Sunday, June 23, 2013

Reykjavik Midsummer Music

I am really proud to have been a part of wonderful and dynamic new festival: Reykjavik Midsummer Music where I performed 7 songs by Segei Rachmaninoff, 3 Japanese Lyrics by Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel's 3 poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss with Iceland's leading musicians.


Friday, June 14, 2013

New Icelandic Opera

Ragnheiður-A new Icelandic Opera

Thora sings the titel role, Ragnheiður, in a new Icelandic Opera by Gunnar Þórðarson. A premiere concert performance will be conducted by Petri Sakari in Skálholt in August 2013.

Rehearsal video

A short video from rehearsal of the Four last Songs of Richard Stauss with Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson for RMMF.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Reykavík Midsummer Music Festival
At The dynamic Chamber Music Festival Reykjavik Midsummer Music I will be performing thease exiting works: 7 songs by Segei Rachmaninoff, 3 Japanese Lyrics by Igor Stravinsky,
Maurice Ravel's 3 poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Verdi Requem

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dark Music Days

Dark Music Days Festival of Contemporary Music 2013
four days and nights of exciting new music and events in Iceland´s spectacular new concert hall "Harpa" began today. The Opening ceremony was held at RUV, Iceland state broadcasting system on broadcast live. In the ceremony I performed some great new music by Atli Heimir Sveinsson with Helga Bryndís Magnúsdóttir, piano. Águst Ólafsson, baritone, and Eva Þyri Hilmarsdóttir, pianist, also performed songs by Atli Heimir Sveinsson in the concert. We all rememberd one of Iceland's most prominent composers and pioneer of Modern Music Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson who passed away last night. The Festival 2013 is a tribute to Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson.

click here to listen to the concert

The Opening Concert with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra tonight at Harpa was also thrilling and I look forward to the next days crammed with exiting new music.

Thora Einarsdottir

Friday, January 25, 2013

Film on the Nordic Church Music Symposium 2012

This film about the Nordic Church Music Symposium held in Iceland 2012 includes an excerpt of Óttusöngvar á vori or Mattins in Spring by Jon Nordal from the Opening Concert in Hallgrímskirkja. The short documentary includes music excerpts interviews and comments from participants and some stunning images from Icelandic nature

Thora Einarsdottir soprano
Tobias Nilsson countertenor
The Motett Choir of Hallgrímskirkja
Hörður Áskellsson

A Film from the Nordic Church Music Symposium held in Reykjavik 2012