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Busy concert January for the Artists of Ascolta Artists
January 2017, is a very busy month for the artists of Ascolta Artist.
Engagements include:
Opening of Aarhus as Cultural City of Europe with Beethoven 9 and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra on 05, 06 and 08 with Elena-Batoukova Kerl as mezzo, Torsten Kerl as Tenor and Simon Duus as bass-baritone.
Norman Reinhardt (Tenor) stars as guest soloist with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in 9 New year concerts from 05-14,
Michael Balke (Conductor) safely guides Copenhagen Philharmonic through 6 New Year concerts until 13 of January.
Simon Duus (Bass Baritone) is the host and singer alongside Sofie Elkjær Jensen (Soprano) at the New Year concerts at Royal Opera Copenhagen.
Luthando Qave has his debut as Marcello in "La Bohème" at Royal Opera Stockholm alongside Yana Kleyn as Mimì, who also debuts as Mimì at Royal Opera in Copenhagen.
Sofie Jensen sings New Year concerts with Jysk Musikteater in Silkeborg.
Miina-Liisa Värelä finish her production of Rosalinde in "Fledermaus" at Finnish National Opera, and Magnus Vigilius sings Alfred 8 times from 12-20 with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
Teit Kanstrup has his role- and house debut at Royal Opera in Copenhagen on 24/01 as Owen Heart in the modern opera "Dead Man Walking"

Toi toi to all!!!
 
 
Soprano Soula Parassidis joins Ascolta Artists

Internationally renowned soprano Soula Parassidis joins Ascolta Artists.
Renowned for her interpretations of Vanessa in Barber's "Vanessa", Jehnny in Brecht's "Mahagonny", Vitellia in Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" and Gräfin Madaleine in Richard Strauss' "Capriccio" in renowned houses such as Oper Leipzig, Nürnberg Opera, Teatro Massimo Palermo and Opéra-Théatre de Metz Métropole, she is now looking forward to expand her repertoire to the full lyric soprano fach such as Chrysotemis in Elektra, Salome, Elsa in Meistersinger and Eva in Lohengrin.

 
Lars Møller at Royal Opera Copenhagen in Mahagonny

Danish baritone Lars Møller returns to Royal Opera in Copenhagen as Alaskawolf Joe in "Mahagonny"

Premiere is on 22nd of November followed by 14 performances on 22,29/11; 2/12 2017; 4,8,12,15,19,22/1; 4,9,25/2; 2,5/3.
 
 
Reinhardt jumps in as Nemorino

American tenor Norman Reinhardt jumps in as Nemorino at Opéra National du Rhin as Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.

First performance is on 17/11 followed by performances on 25th and 27th of November 2017.

 
Duus and Vis in Maskerade
The Dutch mezzo soprano Francine Vis has her debut as Pernille in Carl Nielsen's Maskerade at the Royal Opera Copenhagen,  alongside the Danish baritone Simon Duus as Henrik.
 
Premiere is on 14/11 followed by further performances on tour 15,17,19,22,23,25,28,29,30/11 and 02,03/12 touring all over Denmark.
Debut for Marc Heller at Bolshoi

The American tenor Marc Heller has his debut at the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in the role of Don José in Carmen on the 3rd of November 2016.
This is followed by on more performance on the 5th of November.


Great season for Sofie Jensen

The Danish soprano Sofie Jensen opens a great 16/17 season on 27 of October 2016, as Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème at Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. 13 further performances follows during the season.

This signifies her first year as a soloist in the ensemble and other productions at the Royal Opera includes Susanna in Nozze di Figaro.

Furthermore she sings Agnes in the Danish premiere of "Nothing" written by Janne Teller and composed by David Bruce at Danish National Opera and tours Denmark with many concerts.

 

Top tenor joins Ascolta Artists

Ascolta Artists is very proud to announce European Representation of the internationally renowned American tenor Norman Reinhardt.

Considered one of the biggest talents of his generation he has established himself in major houses such as San Francisco Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Berlin State Opera, Leipzig Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Garsington Opera, Theater an der Wien, Salzburg Festival and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in roles such as Alfredo, Tamino, Lensky, Nemorino, Tony and Tom Rakewell.
 
His 16/17 season consists of debut at the Whitsun Festival and Salzburger Festspiele, alongside Cecilia Bartoli and Gustavo Dudamel as Tony in West Side Story, debut as Pollione in Norma (also with Bartoli) at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Baden Baden Festival, Leicester in Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra in Theater an der Wien and Versailles and Lucanio in Ariodante in Monte Carlo, Salzburg and Whitsun Festival.
 
Major debut for Magnus Vigilius as Boris Grigorjevič
Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius has a very important debut as Boris Grigorjevič in Katya Kabanova on the 07/10 2016.

The performance takes place in In National Theatre Brno, the house of which Leoš Janáček composed the opera and is directed by world famous Robert Carsen, conducted by Ondrej Olos.

Further performances on 9,28/10; 21,22/11 2016
Cenerentola at Danish National Opera with Christel Elisabeth Smith and Johanne Højlund
On the 07/10 2016 Christel Elisabeth Smith (as Clorinda) and Johanne Højlund (as Tisbe) have debuts in G. Rossini's Cenerentola with Danish National Opera at Alison Concert Hall in Sønderborg.
 

The tour continues all over Denmark with the 5 regional symphony orchestras all together 16 performances:
7,13,28,29/10; 4,5,8,9,10,12,13,21,22,24/11; 2,3/12 2016