Hrólfur Sæmundsson was born in 1978 in Iceland. He completed his Master´s degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Prior to that, he obtained the Advanced Certificate of the Royal Schools of Music in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has sung in France, Norway, Sweden, USA and Germany as well as in his home country, Iceland. In 2005 he was selected Singer of the Year by the Wagner Society. He has worked mainly in Germany since 2009 and is currently employed by the Opera in Aachen.
His roles include Escamillo Carmen, Don Pizarro Fidelio, Pelleas Pelleas et Mélisande, The Father Hansel and Gretel, Nerone L´incoronazione di Poppea, Leporello Don Giovanni, Papageno Die Zauberflöte, The Count Le nozze di Figaro, Sharpless Madam Butterfly, Schaunard La bohème, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Dandini La Cenerentola, Figaro The Barber of Seville, Eisenstein and Falke Die Fledermaus, Onegin Eugene Onegin, Orlik Mazeppa, Ford Falstaff, Paolo Simon Boccanegra, Rodrigo Don Carlo, Kurnewal Tristan und Isolde, Beckmesser Meistersinger, and Kaspar Der Freischütz.
His CD recordings include Mahler’s Symphony No 8 (Coviello Classics, 2013), John Tavener’s Iero Oniro (Chester Music, 2010) and Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson’s Til Máríu (Smekkleysa, 2006).