On the 19 and 20 of January 2018, Arnold Schöberg's huge cantata "Gurrelieder" can be heard in Aalborg and Aarhus in Denmark as a cooperation between Aarhus Symph. Orchestra and Aalborg Symph. Orchestra and Jutland Music Conservatory.

The composition is extremely rarely done in Denmark due to the enormous amounts of musicians and choir involved so Ascolta Artists is extremely proud to present Miina-Liisa Värelä as the soprano, Elena Kerl as Mezzo and Torsten Kerl and Arnold Bezuyen as tenors in these two epic concerts.

All under the baton of Marc Soustrot.


Austrian debut for Elena Mikhailenko

The Russian dramatic soprano, Elena Mikhailenko, has her Austrian debut on 25.11.2017 in the title role of Amilvare Ponchielli's "Gioconda" at Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck.

This marks her second production of "Gioconda in 2017 after her big success at Malmö Opera.
Further performances on 1,3,17,21,28/12 2017 ; 5,11,21,27,31/1; 7,16/2 2018

Fabio Mastrangelo continues his international success

Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo was the pillar of an amazing opera gala concert with Hamilton Symphony Orchestra in Canada on the 22nd of October with American soprano Shelley Jackson and Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt. He arrived, with only a few days in between in Russia, after huge success conducting Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" at Brucknerhaus Linz at the 10th of October.

Gilda jump in and Cunning Little Vixen

Finnish soprano Hanna Rantala made a great jump in as Gilda in Rigoletto on the 5th of October 2017 at Royal Opera Copenhagen on top of her rehearsals as Cunning Little Vixen at Finish National Opera where she sang the Vixen again on 14th of October with further performances at 20,28/10; 7,9/11 2017.

International top conductor to Ascolta Artists

Ascolta Artists is proud to announce cooperation with the Italian international top conductor GIAMPAOLO BISANTI for Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Most recently he has been appointed General Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

Recent seasons include major opera productions in houses such as Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Oper Zürich, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Semperoper Dresden and Wiener Staatsoper.

Future seasons his international demand is underlined by top houses and festivals such as Choregies d’Orange, Zürich, Tokyo, Dresden, Zürich and Wien.

Lakmé debut for Moskalenko in Sweden

On the of October 2017 at Malmö Opera, the Russian rising star soprano Svetlana Moskalenko will have her long awaited role- stage- and country debut as the Indian priestess Lakmé, in Léo Delibes opera.

Stage director is Nicola Raab and the orchestra is conducted by Philippe Auguin....

Mrs. Moskalenko can be heard on further performances on 12,19,24/10; 4,9/11 2017.

Belcore at Danish National Opera

Danish baritone Lars Møller has premiere on 06.10 2017 as Belcore in Odense, Denmark with Danish National Opera
The production is touring all of Denmark over the next two months and Mr. Møller sings further performances on 6,26,29/10; 3,15,18,20,29/11; 1/12 2017.

Per-Otto Johansson is conducting and stage director is Harry Fehr.

Two house- and role debuts


Two sopranos in Ascolta Artists have house- and role debut on the 30th of September 2017.

Miina-Liisa Värelä sings her first Fäberin in Richard Strauss' "Frau ohne Schatten" in Landestheater Linz.
Hermann Schneider is stage director and Markus Poschner
Further performances on 4,8,11,16,28/10; 11,15,22/11; 15,26/12 2017 and 13/1; 17/2 2018.

Lana Kos has her debut as Leonora in G. Verdi's "Trovatore" at Oper Graz with Ben Baur as stage director and Andrea Sanguineti conduucts.
Further performances on 5,8,18,25,29/10; 3,18/11; 1/12 2017 and 15/4;24,27/5; 3,7,13/6 2018


House debuts for Yana Kleyn and Magnus Vigilius
On the 29th of September Yana Kleyn has her house debut at Théâtre de Metz Métropole singing her 66th performance of Mimì in "La Bohème" a la Moulin Rouge.
Stage director is Paul-Émile Fourny and Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts. Further performances on 1st and 3rd of October 2017.
On the same day Magnus Vigilius has house debut at Stockholm Royal Opera singing Steva in Leoš Janáček's "Jenufa" in the staging of Annilese Miskimmon and under the baton of Jonathan Darlington. Further performances on 5,11,23,25,30/10 2017.
Three upcoming Scandinavian singers joins Ascolta
Three upcoming young Scandinavian singers joins the roster of Ascolta Artists.
The Danish lyric coloratura soprano Sybille Glosted is a promising young singer who impressed the Royal Opera in Stockholm so much during her Royal Academy time that they chose her as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Johanne Højlund is a lyric Danish mezzo soprano who enjoys her first season at Norwegian National Opera and then continues her 18/19 season with major roles at Danish National Opera.
Norwegian baritone Leif Jone Ølberg sings his first Figaro in Barbiere this season at Royal Danish Opera and continues with major roles at Danish National Opera in the 18/19 season.