Norwegian baritone Leif Jone studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, gradutating with a Masters with Distinction.
He went on to study at the Royal Danish Opera Academy, and made his debut for the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as Moralès in Carmen. In his final year at the Opera Academy he was offered the title role of Figaro in the RDO’s production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Leif Jone has remained a regular guest soloist at the Royal Danish Opera, and in the current season he is singing the role of Schaunard in La Bohème. In 2015 Leif Jone won the Ascolta Prize in the Operaens Venners Singing Competition.
"Last night’s Figaro, the Norwegian baritone Leif Jone Ølberg, pictured, stood out for vocal flair and wide-boy cheekiness." - Evening Standard, Il Barbiere di Siviglia
"Leif Jone Ølberg impresses and triumphantly sings to Figaro’s entry aria" - London Theatre 1, Il Barbiere di Siviglia
"Olberg performs Figaro’s aria with charisma and ease, his well-supported voice full of colour" - A Younger Theatre, Il Barbiere di Siviglia
"Ølberg inhabited the role at least as completely as any artist I have seen. His baritone voice is darkly attractive, seemingly effortlessly agile, capable of all manner of subtlety – and he can act. Such an energising presence would have melted even the sternest of hearts." - Boulezian Blogspot, Il Barbiere di Siviglia
"The comedy was in safe hands with Leif Jone Olberg in fine voice as Figaro" - Reviews Gate, Il Barbiere di Siviglia