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


Very important debut for Mo. Mastrangelo at Bolshoi Theatre
 On the 02/10 2016, Mo Fabio Mastrangelo conducts the final of the prestigious "Competitzione dell` Opera 2016"  at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and on the 05/10 he conducts the winners of the competition in Linzåat a gala concert with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz.
This also marks Mo. Mastrangelo's important debut at Bolshoi, the last of the big Opera Houses and Orchestras who will now enjoy his conducting skills.
The Competition also celebrates it's 20 years anniversary at this occasion.


Simon Duus becomes permanent member of the soloist ensemble Royal Opera in Copenhagen
It is with great pride that Ascolta Artists announces that Simon Duus becomes permanent member of the soloist ensemble Royal Opera in Copenhagen from the 17/18 season.
Already considered the biggest bass-baritone talent of his generation in Denmark, he is meant to cover a wide spectre of roles at the Royal Opera.
In this way Royal Opera Copenhagen continues it strategy to develope the biggest Danish talents who have been part of the Opera Academy in Copenhagen and strengthens their own ensemble at the same time.
Simon Duus is 32 years old and sing in this season Henrik in "Maskerade" and in "Il viaggio a Reims" at Royal Opera in Copenhagen.
More success for Conny Thimander
The Swedish tenor Conny Thimander enjoys more success after his Ferrando (Così van tutte) at Confidencen in Stockholm.
In the fall he will sing in "Schnee Königin" at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Lindoro (Italiana in Algeria) at Baden Baden and Min bror är Don Juan in Mannheim.
In the spring of 2017 he joins Malmö Opera as Sandon in Bolmdahl's "Aniara"
Hanna Rantala joins Ascolta Artists


We are happy to welcome our new sopran Hanna Rantala from Finland.
Already a very well established singer in Finland in roles such as Anne Trulove (Rake's progress), Susanna (Nozze di FIgaro), Adele (Fledermaus), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Pamina (Zauberflöte) in prestigious houses and festivals such as Savonlinna Opera Festival and Finnish National Opera we look forward to take her career to the next level in Europe.
Marc Heller sings Otello in Budapest
On 29 and 31 of July, the American tenor Marc Heller sings Otello at the prestigious Budapest Summer Festival, marking his debut at the festival.

He sings alongside Andrea Rost as Desdemona and Mihály Kálmándy as Jago. Conducor is Gergely Madaras leading Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and stage director is Sándor Palcsó.

Balke, Vigilius and Møller in Fliegende Holländer

On the 30th of July, Michael Balke conducts his first "Der Fliegende Holländer" at the summer festival "Opera på Skäret" in Kopparberg, Sweden. It also marks his debut as conductor in Sweden.

In the two casts of singers are Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius who has stage- and role debut as Eric, and Danish baritone Lars Møller singing his first Holländer and having stage debut at "Skäret", marking a new step in the dramatic repertoire he is starting to sing.
Further performances on 31/07; 4,6,7,11,13,14,20,21,27,28/08 2016
Conny Thimander sings Ferrando in Sweden
Swedish tenor Conny Thimander sings Ferrando in W. A. Mozart's "Così fan tutte" at Confidencen (Ulrikdals Slottstheater) in Stockholm with debut on 20 of July 2016.
This is followed by performances on 21,23,24,27,28,30,31 of July and 3,4,6,7,10,11,13,14 of August 2016