Arne Hendriksen

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Arne Olav Weiglin Hendriksen (born 1 January 1911 in Berlin, died 5 November 1996 in Täby, Stockholm) was a Norwegian-Swedish ceramic artist and opera singer (tenor).

Hendriksen was trained as a ceramic artist, but had a talent for singing. After studying with Karl Aagard Østvig he made his debut in Christiania (1938). Engaged at the National Theatre (1940), he worked at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen (1942–1946), before settling in Sweden, where he sang some forty roles at the Stockholm Opera (1947–1964). These included his debut Nemorino and Mozart roles, leading onto Italian bel canto and Herod in Salome. He appeared at times at the Norwegian Opera Company, and enjoyed success as the main character in The Tales of Hoffman (1954), as well as in other productions. He also appeared at the Volksoper in Vienna and he toured the United States. He recorded Don José and Iopas and appeared in the Bergman The Magic Flute film.

He was the son of the painter Ulrik Hendriksen (1891–1960) and was married to Anne Margrethe, who was Ole Bull's granddaughter. Their son is the opera producer Knut Hendriksen (born 1944).

This stub incorporates material from Norwegian Wikipedia, with additional material from Kutsch KJ, Riemens L. Arne Hendriksen. In: Unvergängliche Stimmen: Sängerlexikon. Francke Verlag, Bern and Munish, 1982.