The Norwegian baritone Audun Iversen studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig with Prof. Hans-Joachim Beyer, and at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen with Susanna Eken, Martin Isepp, Fiona MacSherry and Mikael Eliassen. He graduated in June 2008.
In July 2007 Audun Iversen was in the finale of the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna, and in August 2007 he was the 1:st Prize Winner in the Queen Sonja International Singing Competition in Oslo.
Engagements have included the Count in Le nozze di Figaro at Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Royal Danish Opera, as well as at Opéra de Lille and at Théâtre de Caen, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Schaunard in La Bohème and Viscomte Cascada in Die Lustige Witwe at the Royal Danish Opera, Zurga in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Moscow, the Count in excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro at the opening gala of the new opera house in Oslo, Eumete in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with the conductor Alan Curtis and concerts with the mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca.
Much in demand as a concert singer he regularly appears in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe. His repertoire includes Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Fauré's Requiem, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Britten's War Requiem.
He has worked with conductors such as Giancarlo Andretta, Christian Badea, Giordano Bellincampi, Michael Boder, Nicholas Chalvin, Alan Curtis, Bruno dal Bon, Stéphane Denève, Edward Gardner, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Jakub Hruša, Tõnu Kaljuste, Ottavio Marino, Leo McFall, Terje Mikkelsen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Kazushi Ono, Antonio Pappano, Philipp Picket, Alexander Polyanichko, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Lan Shui, Vassily Sinaivski, Pinchas Steinberg, Thomas Søndergaard and Eivind Aadland.
Engagements in the season 2010/11 included Albert in Werther at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the title role in Don Giovanni with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Royal Danish Opera, and the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Norwegian National Opera.
Assignments in the season 2011/12 have so far included Hercule in Gluck’s Alceste at the Royal Danish Opera, the title role in Eugene Onegin at the English National Opera as well as in performances with the Bolshoi Theatre and at the Epidaurus Festival in Athens, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at Stavanger Chamber Music Festival and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Upcoming engagements include Marcello in La bohème and Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro at the Glyndebourne Festival as well as at the Proms Festival in London, the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Bolshoi Theatre, Olivier in Capriccio at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marcello in La bohème with the Arctic Opera, as well as a new opera by George Benjamin, Written On Skin, which will tour to numerous venues including in Florence, Vienna and Paris.