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Eric Halfvarson

Eric Halfvarson


Born in Aurora, Illinois in 1951, the American bass Eric Halfvarson made his professional debut 1973 as Rossini’s Don Basilio. A founder member of the Houston Opera Studio throughout the 1980s he performed widely throughout the United States, and by the late 90s was in international demand for roles including Verdi’s Grand Inquisitor and Filippo II (Don Carlo), Banco and Sparafucile, Wagner’s Daland, Pogner, Fafner, Hunding and Hagen, Gounod’s Méphistophélès, and Britten's Claggart (with which he made his Royal Opera House debut in 2000).

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