Public Figure Profiles

Ragnar Ulfung

Ragnar Sigurd Ulfung is a Norwegian operatic tenor. Described in the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as "a brilliant actor with an incisive voice", he was particularly known for his portrayals of Herod (Salome) and Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen). He is also an opera director. Amongst the productions he has directed was a complete Ring cycle for the Seattle Opera.

Ulfung was born in Oslo and studied there and in Milan before making his debut in Let's Make an Opera (Oslo, 1950). He made a successful debut at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1958 as Canio in Pagliacci and remained a member of the company until 1984. However, he also made guest appearances abroad. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera on December 12, 1972 as Mime in Siegfried and went on to sing 93 performances there between 1972 and 1993. In 1975 he appeared in Ingmar Bergman's celebrated film of Mozart's The Magic Flute in the role of Monostatos. He was appointed Hovsångare in 1976.

In 2015, Ulfung at age 88 sang Altoum in Turandot at Dalhalla with i.a. Nina Stemme and Lars Cleveman.

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Some of their strengths

Ragnar Ulfung has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Kind, Intense, Passionate, Intelligent, Sophisticated, and Confident.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Ragnar Ulfung is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Ragnar Ulfung well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Ragnar Ulfung as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Ragnar Ulfung is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Ragnar Ulfung tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Ragnar Ulfung's challenges

While Ragnar Ulfung has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Ragnar Ulfung can be Indecisive, Stubborn, Unrealistic, Suspicious, Complicated, Brusque, and Materialistic.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Ragnar Ulfung's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Ragnar Ulfung must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Ragnar Ulfung is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Ragnar Ulfung also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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