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Born in Reykjavik in 1967, Jóhann Valdimarsson studied the trumpet and piano at the Reykjavík Preparatory Music School and at the Reykjavík College of Music from a very early age. From 1995 he studied voice at the Reykjavík College of Singing, graduating in 1998 with distinction, thereafter continuing his training in Milan under Giovanni Canetti of the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi. He also studied in with Angelo Bertacchi in Modena and Franco Ghitti in Brescia. He has performed frequently both in Iceland and in Italy, winning himself an excellent reputation and outstanding reviews. His operatic rôles have included those of Alfredo in La traviata, Macduff in Macbeth, the Duke in Rigoletto, the false Dimitri in Boris Godunov, Don José in Carmen, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Cavaradossi in Tosca. As the leading tenor of Iceland's Three Tenors he enjoys considerable popularity as a performer, enhanced by his recordings and television appearances.

Role: Classical Artist 
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