Docent, Department of Vocal Music
KRIŠJĀNIS NORVELIS graduated from the Latvian Academy of Music in 1998, and improved his artistry under tutors in Austria and Italy. Since 1997 he is a soloist of Latvian National Opera.
At 1998/1999 with Herbert von Karajan scholarship he resided at the Vienna Staatsoper. Krišjānis Norvelis is a prize winner at the International Jāzeps Vītols Singers Competition in Riga (1999)
and the Aldaris Annual Award (2002).
His most notable roles include Noye in Britten's Noye's Fludde, Dulcamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, The Commendatore and Leporello in Don Giovanni,
Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Colline in Puccini's La Bohème, Timur in Turandot, Bartolo and Don Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Prince Gudal in Rubinstein's The Demon, Daland in Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer,
The Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's Don Carlos, Ramfis in Aida, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Boris Izmailov in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Figaro in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.
He has participated at the Opera Festival in Bregenz, at the festival Basses of the XXI Century in Samara; regularly takes part in performing of large scale pieces and has given recitals in Latvia and Austria.