Lydia Hoen Tjore Lydia Hoen Tjore is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music and has been a member of the Royal Danish Opera Academy and the soloist ensemble at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet as a Young Artist. What’s your dream role and why? So many, and my “dream role list” keeps changing all the time. But Violetta is definitely one of them, and seems to always stay on my list ;) Who is your favourite singer and why? I look up to so many singers, both in opera and other genres. Those singers inspire me to develop as a singer and performer. What do you hope to achieve by participating in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition? With the QSIMC I hope to reach a bigger audience. I also hope to develop vocally as I find competitions to be a great motivation! What kind of demands do you believe the future’s opera singers must fulfill to make a career? I think the most important thing is to never forget why you started to sing and keep that spark in you throughout your career. That will help you move forward and keep going with your own uniqueness, which is one of the most important parts of you as a singer.