News & Updates

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Ascolta singers to Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Four singers from Ascolta Artists, Sofie Jensen, Annette Markert, Conny Thimander and Simon Duus will sing 3 concerts of Messiah with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in December 2014.
New bass joins Ascolta Artists
The young Lithuanian bass Tadas Girinkas joins Ascolta Artists. With his strong well projected bass voice he is well suited for the belcanto and Verdi repertoire and has already enjoyed success in Roles such as Raimondo, Attila, De Silva (Ernani) and Sparafucile.
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Leading International Stage Director, Dmitry Bertman joins Ascolta Artists
One of the most influential stage directors in Russia, Dmitry Bertman, has started his cooperation with Ascolta Artists.He is greatly in demand all over the world and has a huge production list counting more than 100 productions in both festivals and opera houses. He is also the founder and General Manager of the Helikon Opera in Moscow. Among his present and upcomming productions are Rosenkavalier (Malmö Opera), Lady Macbeth of Msinsk (Teatro Communale di Bologna), Rossignol (Beirut Festival) and Rake’s Progress (Helsinki Opera).
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Young rising star Stage Director joins Ascolta Artists
The young upcoming star stage director Vasily Barkhatov has joined Ascolta Artists. Despite his young age he has already directed opera in important theatres such as Bolshoi, Marrinsky and Mikhailovsky. Now he stands on the edge to emerge on the international stages in Germany, Switzerland and France. Since 2013 he has been the Opera Artistic Director and principal director of Mikhailovsky Theatre in Sct. Petersburg.
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Debut at Mariinsky Theatre for de Kort
Vincent de Kort will have his debut at Mariinsky Theatre conducting Così fan tutte in April 2014
Serbian Mezzo joins Ascolta Artists
Ascolta Artists are very happy to welcome the young dramatic mezzo soprano Sanja Radisic. With a powerful well focused voice, stunning looks and acting skills she has all the qualities for an international career, She has already proven her worth in Aachen, Germany in roles such as Carmen, Brangäne, Ulrica and will soon debut as Eboli in Don Carlos.
Several important new roles for Marc Heller
Tenor Marc Heller keeps expanding his repertoire with several new roles in 14/15 including Don Alvaro in La Forza (Wiesbaden), Otello, Sigurd, Chenier and Max (Freischütz) all in Erfurt, Germany.
Soprano Olga Heikkilä joins Ascolta Artists
After finishing from the Opera Academy the young Finnish Soprano Olga Heikkilä has joined Ascolta. We look forward to cooperate with this lyric soprano ideally suited for oratorio, baroque opera, Mozart, bel canto composers in roles such as Adina, Zerlina and Adele.
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Turandot debut
Soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs will have important role debut as Turandot at the Oslo Opera
Conny Thimander gets important roles in the 14/15 season
Swedish tenor Conny Thimander will sing Tamino at Royal Opera in Stockholm, role debut as Pedrillo in KulturGut Holzhausen Festival and role debut as Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte at Danish National Opera in the 14/15 season
Sofie Jensen has success in Denmark
Soprano Sofie Elkjær will sing her role debut as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette at Copenhagen Opera Festival and perform songs of Delius with South Jutland Symphony Orchestra all in the 14/15 season.
Big breakthrough for Simon Duus
Big Danish bass baritone talent Simon Duus has very quickly had a breakthrough and will now sing Colline at Danish National Opera and Henrike in Carl Nielsen's Maskerade at the Royal Danish Opera
Coloratura Soprano joins Ascolta
The young Turkish coloratura soprano Ezgi Yildirim joins Ascolta Artists. We warmly welcome the already established singer in Ankara and look forward to promote her worldwide with her sparkling high notes, thrilling coloraturas and strong stage presence.
Bass baritone joins the agency
The young Danish bass-baritone Simon Duus joins Ascolta. With a voice perfectly fitted for the baroque and Mozart repertoire we look forward to cooperating with this young talent.
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Important conductor joins Ascolta Artists
The Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo has joined Ascolta Artists. He holds several important positions with symphony orchestras and opera houses and is considered a leading interpreter of Verdi and Puccini repertoire and with Russian composers.
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Ola Eliasson to sing Conte Almaviva in Helsinki
Swedish baritone Ola Eliasson will have his house debut at Finish National Opera as Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro in the fall 2014.
New conductor to Ascolta Artists
We are happy to announce that the very experienced Bulgarian conductor Vladimir Kiradjiev have joined the agency. Specialized in both ballet, Puccini and Verdi opera and on the symphonic side oratorios and modern composers especially the Polish ones such as Wieniawski, Lutoslawski and Penderecki.
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Elsa in Lohengrin for Miina-Liisa Värelä
Finnish soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä will sing Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin in March and May 2014
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Yana Kleyn gets Mimì in Boheme at Danish National Opera
Soprano Yana Kleyn will sing Mimì in Boheme at Danish National Opera in the fall 2014
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Baritone Pavel Yankovsky sings Gurre Lieder and Barbiere
The Baritone Pavel Yankovsky will sing Gurre Lieder with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Denmark and Figaro in Barbiere at Vilnius National Opera, Lithuania both in March and April 2014
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