News & Updates

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News of September 2019

Croatian soprano MARIGONA QERKEZI makes her debut as Matilde in Rossini’s Guglielmo Tell at Teatro Sociale di Como Aslico.  Future performances in Cremona, Brescia, Pavia, Bergamo and Pisa.

Spanish baritone LUIS CANSINO sings Germont in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at Staatsoper Stuttgart conducted by Friedrich Haider.
MOISES MARIN sings the Lerma and Herald in this season’s opening Don Carlo at Teatro Real de Madrid conducted by Nicola Luisotti and directed by David McVicar.
Dramatic soprano MIINA-LIISA VÄRELÄ debuts with Vier Letzte Lieder by R. Strauss with Odense Symphony Orchestra on 5th of September in Denmark.
Mezzo soprano ANDREA PELLEGRINI sings concert on the 5th and 6th with "Rued Langaard Selskabet" in Denmark.

Tenor CHRIS LYSACK sings the title role in "Les Contes du Hoffmann" by Offenbach at Deutsche National Theater in Weimar on 8th of September, followed by 11 performances over the season. He is doubled in the role by American tenor ERIC FENNELL.
South African baritone LUTHANDO QAVE stars again as Figaro in Rossini's "Barbiere di Siviglia" at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen on the 21st of September followed by 10 performances until 21st of November 2019. SIMON DUUS sings Bartolo in the same production.
SIMON DUUS sings Songs of Travel with the "Danish Song Society" on 29th of September.
American dramatic tenor JEFFREY HARTMAN has his debut in the very demanding role as Jean in Le Prophéte by Meyerbeer at Landestheater Linz on 22nd of September. 12 more performances follows over the season until 3rd of March 2020.
Danish soprano SOFIE JENSEN has her role debut as Micaëla at the Royal Opera of Copenhagen together with Danish bass STEFFEN BRUUN as Zuniga on 18 of September. Production is directed by Barrie Kosky under the baton of maestro Alexander Vedernikov.
Swedish bass MATS ALMGREN sings Verdi Requiem at the Gothenburg Opera on 27 and 29 of September.

Armenian/Canadian mezzo soprano NORA SOUROUZIAN sings Jezibaba in Dvorak's "Rusalka" at Theater Sankt Gallen in Switzerland with premiere on 29. 10 further performances until 15 of February 2020.
News of August 2019


Baritone LEIF-JONE ØLBERG sings Schaunard and Canadian/Portugese soprano CASSANDRA LEMOINE sings Musetta in Puccini's "La Bohème" at Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Outdoor arena Opera Hedeland in Denmark presents a sold out "Carmen" with 3.500 tickets a night on 09, 16 and 17 of August, starring ANDREA PELLEGRINI as Carmen, MAGNUS VIGILIUS as Don José, LARS MØLLER as Escamillo, YANA KLEYN as Micaëla, SIBYLLE GLOSTED as Frasquita, WILLIAM PEDERSEN as Dancaïre and JONATHAN KOPPEL as Remendado.
As part of the Richard Wagner's Ring, Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg, Denmark, stages "Das Rheingold" on 25, 28 and 31 of August with JOHANNE HØJLUND as Flosshilde and Erda, TRINE MØLLER as Wellgunde, MAGNUS VIGILIUS as Froh and LARS MØLLER as Donner.
Mezzo soprano FRANCINE VIS has her house- and role debut as Tisbe in Rossini's "Cenerentola" at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Premiere on 24 of August followed by 9 performances until first of October.
ALEJANDRO ROY celebrated another success in the role of Cavaradossi in the last performance of this year’s Torre del Lago Festival on August 24. This was the best possible ending for Alejandro Roy’s engagement in this summer’s edition of the most renowned Puccini Festival in the world.
FABIÁN LARA made his debut at Torre del Lago as the main tenor role, Roberto, in the first opera written by Puccini, Le Villi. The reviews praised and highlighted the beautiful dark baritone color of his voice and the boldness and quality of his high register. A tenor to keep an eye on.
Huge talented young Danish tenor ANDERS CHRISTENSEN has his role debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" on 24 of August at Aarhus Sommeropera, Denmark followed by 10 further performances until 14 of September.

German mezzo soprano DOROTHEA SPILGER sings Fenena at Braunschweig Staatstheater. Premiere on 17 of August with 9 more performances until 4th of September.

News of July 2019


ALEJANDRO ROY performs at this season’s prémiere of the prestigious Puccini Torre del Lago Festival  as Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West next to the Minnie of Maria Guleghina conducted by the Festival’s president Alberto Veronesi. He got excellent and unanimous praise for his rendition of this repentant bandit.
RICARDO SEGUEL sings the role of Ginardo in Matilde di Shabran at the prestigious Wildbad Rossini Festival.
Spanish tenor MOISÉS MARÍN joins Plácido Domingo at Teatro Real singing Delil in a concert version of Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco.
FABIÁN LARA sings Ruiz in Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore at Teatro Real de Madrid under Maurizo Benini’s baton in a stellar cast with Francesco Meli, Ludovic Tézier, Maria Agresta and Ekaterina Semenchuk in the leading roles.
Promising young bass ALEJANDRO LÓPEZ sings Lodovico in Verdi’s Otello at Mexico’s Ópera de Bellas Artes.
Danish bass baritone SIMON DUUS has his debut as Masetto at the Immling Festival on 19 of July.
Dramatic soprano MIINA-LIISA VÄRELÄ jumps in at the Verbier Festival as Färberin on the 22nd of July in a stellar cast under the baton of Maestro Gergiev.
Canadian tenor CHRIS LYSACK sings Monostatos in Mozart's Zauberflöte in the new production at Opera on Skäret in Sweden. Premiere on 27th of July followed by 13 performances.
News of June 2019


Danish soprano SIBYLLE GLOSTED has concert tour in Denmark with Nordic Opera.
Tenor MAGNUS VIGILIUS sings Michel in Juliette at the Opera in Brno with performances on 14,16, 25 and 27 of June.
Mezzo soprano TRINE MØLLER sings Gala Concert at Tivoli Concert Hall on 21st of June.
Dramatic soprano TRINE MØLLER has her long awaited debut as Turandot at the Immling Festival in Germany with premiere on 22nd of June followed by 6 performances. LUTHANDO QAVE joins the production as Ping.
Lithuanian conductor MODESTAS PITRENAS has his house debut at Opéra National de Lorraine in the new production of Madama Butterfly that premieres on 23rd of June.
ALEJANDRO ROY in the title role and DAMIÁN DEL CASTILLO as Abimelech take part in open air production of Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns at Teatro Romano de Mérida staged and directed by renowned Spanish regisseur Paco Azorín.
MOISÉS MARIN joins Teatro de la Maestranza production of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier in Seville as Incredibile, next to the most acclaimed Spanish soprano nowadays Ainhoa Arteta.

Mezzo soprano NORA SOUROUZIAN sings Azucena in Sct Gallen on 29 og June.
News of May 2019


Tenor Conny Thimander sings Philip van Hessen at the world premiere of Bo Holten's new opera "Schlagt sie tot" at Malmö Opera. Premiere 11 of May with 6 performances until 1st of June.
Kroatian soprano Lana Kos has her house debut at Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Juliette in Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" at 11 of May and 1 more performance on 25 of May.
Conductor Per-Otto Johansson conducts Kristianssand Symphony Orchestra on 17 of May.
Tenor Alejandro Roy covers Andrea Chenier at Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Soprano Marigona Qerkezi sings Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the New National Theatre Tokyo in a cast with renowned Italian bass Nicola Ulivieri in the title role.
Simon Duus the Danish bass baritone sings Mandarin at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen.
News of April 2019


Star tenor Kristian Benedikt joins the Lithuanian National Opera as Calaf in Turandot in the new production of Robert Wilson with premiere 6th of April.
Baritone Teit Kanstrup sings Herold and baritone Lars Møller covers Erik in the new production of  Heises "Drot og Marsk" at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Premiere on 23rd of March followed by 7 performances until 28 of April 2019.
Baritone Leif-Jone Ølberg sings in the newly written opera "Hjertelyd" at Danish National Opera with premiere 3rd of April and baritone in Bach's H-minor mass at Bodø Cathedral on 11th.
Soprano Ewa Tracz sings the soprano part of Szymanowski's Stabat Mater with Asturias Symphonics on 11 and 12 of April.
Mezzo Soprano Francine Vis sings lied concert at the prestigious Stockholm Concert Hall on the 24th.
Soprano Svetlana Moskalenko return to the Bolshoi Opera to sing in "Il viaggio a Rheims" as Contessa di Folleville.
Chilean bass-baritone Ricardo Seguel gets unanimous praise for his rendition of Melitone in Verdi’s La forza del destino in Teatro Municipal de Santiago.
News of March 2019

Kristian Benedikt sings Calaf in the new Robert Wilson production of Turandot at Lithuanian National Opera on 01, 02/03 and 06/04. Later in the month he sings Samson at the renowned MET Opera in New York on 29 of March.

Magnus Vigilius sings Hamarki and Lars Møller sings Sepa in the rediscovery of August Enna's "Cleopatra" at Danish National Opera. The whole production tours Denmark with 12 performances from 1st of March until 12 of April.

Steffen Bruun sings Hayden's Schöpfung on 16 of March with Odense SO.

Sofie Jensen sings Aase, Simon Duus sings Jens Grand and Teit Kanstrup sings Herold in the new production of the Danish National Opera "Drot og Marsk" at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Premiere is on the 23 of March with the last of 10 performances on 25 of May.

Svetlana Moskalenko sing Lakmé in her house debut at the spectacular Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman on 29 of March. Alejandro Lopez covers the role of Nilakantha and Eric Fennell covers the role of Gérald.

News of February 2019
Among the important engagements in February 2019 are:
Svetlana Moskalenko has important house debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin, alongside Joseph Calleja, with performances on 04, 08/02.
Luthando Qave sings his first Silvio in Pagliacci at Gothenburg Opera with premiere on 09/02 with a total of 13 performances until 31 of March.
Ola Eliasson debuts in the role of Roderick Usher in Usher at Folkoperan in Stockholm with performances from 14/02 until 10/03.
Daniel Svensson sings Rodolfo in La Boheme touring all of Denmark with 21 performances from 10/02-23/03. The production is co-produced between Opera i Midten, Den Fynske Opera and Undergrunden.
January 2019
Some highlights of January 2019 counts:
Svetlana Moskalenko has role- and house debut as Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with performances on 02, 13, 19, 27/01 and 02/02.
Andrea Pellegrini sings new year concerts tour with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra on 04 and 05/01 and Eric Fennell tours Northern Norway with Nordnorsk Opera with concerts on 05, 06, 08, 10, 11, 12/01.
Sofie Jensen sings Valencienne in the Merry Widow with Odense SO on 09, 10, 17, 19, 22/01.
Kristian Benedikt sings Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Don José at Lithuanian National Opera on 09, 10, 17, 19 and 22/01.
Lars Møller returns to Lanestheater Niederbayern to guest as Holländer on 17/01.
Magnus Vigilius has house debut at Opera de Caën as Steva in Jenufa and Pavel Yankovsky sings Tomsky in Queen of Spades with Malaysian Philharmonic on 26, 27 and 29/01.
Miina-Liisa Värelä has role debut as Elektra at Landestheater Linz on 19/01 with 12 performances until 26 of April.
December 2018 News


In December 2018 highlights are:
Giorgi Kirof has his house debut at Teatro Real in Madrid as Timur in Turandot singing performances on 2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 19, 26, 29/12 2018.
Simon Duus sings Händel's Messiah with Akademisk Kor and Emma Sventelius sings Weihnachtsoratorium with Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Francine Vis, Sophie Jensen and Simon Duus sings Weihnachtsoratorium with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra on 20, 21 and 22.12.
Svetlana Moskalenko has role debut as Contessa di Folleville at the Bolshoi Opera on 14 and 16 of December.
News of November 2018
Among the highlights of November month are:
Nora Sourouzian sings Azucena on the Royal Opera in Copenhagen on 02/11.
Kristian Benedikt sings Canio in Pagliacci at Klaipeda State Music Theatre on 09 and 10 of November.
Magnus Vigilius sing Boris at National Theatre Brno on 11 and 19 of November.
Luthando Qave has his long awaited Carnegie Hall debut on 12.11 with Tippett's "A child of our time".
Lars Møller sings and makes recording of Beethoven 9 with Danmarks Underholdningsorkester and Yana Kleyn sings Mussorgsky's "Songs and Dances of Death" at Stockholm Concert Hall.



October 2018
Luthando Qave sings songs Tebogo Monnakgotla with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra on 04 and 05 of October:
Francine Vis and Johanne Højlund have Carmen debut's and Lars Møller and Leif Jone Ølberg has Escamillo debut on 05/10 followed by 22 more performances all over Denmark.
On the 06 of October Svetlana Moskalenko has house debut at Volksoper Wien as Königin der Nacht singing a total of 4 performances.


September 2018
Toi toi tonight on the 14th of September to Miina-Liisa Värelä. She has her house debut as Senta in "Fliegende Holländer" at Finnish National Opera, followed by 6 more performances until 11 of October.
Алексей Тихомиров (Alexey Tikhomirov) will sing Shostakovich Symphony 13 on 21,22 and 25.09, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti

Magnus Vigilius sang , on 31.08 and 01.09, the demanding role of Celebrant in Bernstein's "Mass" at its first performances ever in Denmark, with Odense Symphony Orchestra. On 26.09 he will have his house debut at Opera de Dijon as Steva in "Jenufa" followed by two more peformances.

Emma Sventelius has her role debut as Carmen and Conny Thimander as Remendado at Malmö Opera on the 15. singing a staggering 26 performances!!

Lars Møller sings another round of Holländer at Landstheater Niederbayern with premiere on 22.09.

On 21.09 Sibylle Glosted will sing the premiere (house/role debut) in "Fantom of the opera" at "Det Ny Teater" in Copenhagen as Christine Daaé, Rasmus Jupin as Ubaldo Piangi. Cassandra Lemoine will also appear as Christine in later performances. The musical plays until end April 2019.


Passagerin in Aarhus

Scandinavian premiere on 22.08.18 of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "The Passenger" (Passazhirka) in Aarhus with Danish National Opera (Jyske Opera).
Stage director is Philipp Kochheim and conductor Christopher Lictenstein.
Toi toi to the two wonderful singers Leif Jone Ølberg who will both sing "Tadeusz" AND play the violin, and to Johanne Højlund who will sing Krystina!!
If you miss, there is still a chance on 24, 26 and 28 of August.

Raimondo, Normanno and Arturo at Hedeland


On 4th of August, the is role- and stage debut to Rasmus Jupin as "Arturo", Jonathan Asmund Koppel as "Normanno" and Steffen Bruun Rørvig as "Raimondo" in "Lucia di Lammermoor" at Denmark's answer to Arena di Verona, OPERA HEDELAND. Followed by two more performances.
Johannes Schmid regi at Läckö Slot

 German opera- and movie director Johannes Schmid has directed Marschner's "Der Vampyr" for the first time ever in Sweden.
Premiere is 15th of July 2018 followed by 12 more performances.

Kleyn, Benedikt and Girininkas in La Juive
Yana Kleyn sings the very demanding role debut as Rachel in Fromental Halévy's "La Juive" tonight on 14 of June 2018 followed by 10 more performances until 9 of July.
The production takes place in 3 historic locations (one outdoor) in Konstanz, Germany. This city was place of the "Konzil von Konstanz" 600 years ago in 1418, which is what the original story of La Juive is based upon.


Also in the cast is Kristian Benedikt as a fantastic Eleazar, Tadas Girininkas as a superb Cardinal Broigny all directed by the wonderful stage director Johannes Schmid.


Big prize for Magnus Vigilius
HUGE CONGRATULATION with Magnus Vigilius' "Reumert" as "Singer of the Year 2018" for his Siegmund in Walküre at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg!!


The RIng in Odense


For the inauguration of "Odeon", the new culture house in Odense, R. Wagner's "Der Ring des Niebelungen" is playing two times from 22nd of May to 3rd of June.
I wish huge toi toi to the whole production, especially Miina-Liisa Värelä as Sieglinde; Kristian Benedikt as Siegmund; Torsten Kerl as BOTH Siegfrieds; Magnus Vigilius as Froh; Andrea Pellegrini as Rossweise and Flosshilde, and Johanne Bock as Grimgerde....
Qave debut in Göteborg Opera

Luthando Qave had his house debut on 24th of March as Figaro in "Il Barbiere di Sevilla" by Rossini.
Further performances on 29/3; 4,8,15,18,22/4; 2,8/5 2018