May 26th, 2015 - NRK P2 Kulturhuset When national radio channel NRK P2 reviewed "Snow White - a children's opera", a clip featuring Aksel was played. Journalist Karen Frøsland Nystøyl highlighted Aksel's (prince Petter) and the evil queen's (Ellen Sekulic) performances as the best in this opera. In the YouTube clip below we have illustrated an excerpt from the review (in Norwegian) with some of the best imagery from the opera. You can hear Aksel sing at 0:50 through 1:28 in the clip.
Jun 16, 2015 - Norwegian National Opera & Ballet - Main House The Children´s Chorus entertained when the 2015 Conference on Digitalisation opened last Tuesday, hosted by the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi). About one thousand conference attendees were present in the Main House of the Opera, and they were treated to three short performances by a group from the Children´s Chorus. Among them were Aksel singing "How beautiful are the feet" from Händel´s Messiah, accompanied by David Maiwald on piano. The picture was tweeted by Malin Rygg, here.
English translation: "[...] young Aksel Johannes Rykkvin and Hedvig Bache Hungnes in the roles of Snow White and her friend Petter [are] outstanding.[...] Petter, Snow White´s friend who after a while becomes her boyfriend, is also a character inspiring confidence, and Aksel Johannes Rykkvin acts and sings equally well. We would love to have more scenes with Snow White and Petter interacting." Norwegian original text: "[...] unge Aksel Johannes Rykkvin og Hedvig Bache Hungnes i rollene som Snøkvit og venen Petter [er] framifrå.[...] Petter, kompisen til Snøkvit som etter kvart blir kjærasten hennar, er og ein tillitvekkjande karakter, og Aksel Johannes Rykkvin gjer det like bra scenisk som s
Jun 2, 2015 - Bøler Church For the funeral service of the great painter, sculptor and friend of Picasso, Carl Nesjar, Aksel was asked to participate with two solo songs. Aksel was happy to be able to contribute to a worthy farewell to the important artist, with prominent guests present, such as the Norwegian Minister of Culture. First Aksel sang "Bist du bei mir" with Erling Strøm (organ), and later he was joined by the celebrated violinist Arve Tellefsen for the Norwegian religious folk tone "Eg veit i himmerik ei borg". Aksel was mentioned in several regional and national printed newspapers. For example: «The solo song performances [...] was beautifully performed by the boy soprano Aksel J