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The Danish tenor Valdemar Villadsen graduated from the soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 2012.

He has appeared in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Danish Opera, Wiesbaden State Opera, Kiel Opera House, Teatro Principal de Burgos, Rossini Festival, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci and Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden. He has sung recitals in Paris, Rome, Basel and at the Bergen International Festival.

His opera roles include Ferrando in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Conte Almaviva in Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Arnold in Rossini’s GUILLAUME TELL, The Officer in Zimmermann’s DIE SOLDATEN, Adam in Hvidtfeldt Nielsen’s CHAINS. He also sings haute-contre roles in baroque operas such as Castor in Rameau’s CASTOR ET POLLUX, the title role in Rameau’s PYGMALION, Glaucus in Leclair’s SCYLLA ET GLAUCUS and Apollo in Cavalli’s GLI AMORI D’APOLLO E DI DAFNE.

He is a very active concert and oratorio singer, where he has particularly made a name for himself as a Bach Evangelist. He has sung Bach’s Passions in Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany (including the Philharmonie Berlin). He is also much sought-after for the demanding tenor part in Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Valdemar Villadsen has worked with conductors such as Alessandro Amoretti, Giancarlo Andretta, Benjamin Bayl, Zsolt Hamar, Paul Hillier, Javier Illan, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, Christian Kluxen, Andrew Lawrence-King, Fabio Luisi, Václav Luks, Carlos Mena, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Christina Pluhar, David Riddell, Julius Rudel, Peter Spissky, Mark Tatlow, Matthew Toogood and Christian Vasquez, and with opera directors such as Vasily Barkhatov, Lucinda Childs , Elisabeth Linton and Sir David McVicar.

Recent engagements include Glaucus in Leclair’s SCYLLA ET GLAUCUS at the Kiel Opera House, Adam in the world premiere of Hvidtfeldt Nielsen’s CHAINS at Aarhus Summer Opera, Monteverdi’s L’ORFEO in Potsdam and Ghent with L’Arpeggiata, Monteverdi’s VESPRO DELLA BEATA VERGINE at the Philharmonie Berlin, Orff’s CARMINA BURANA at the Arctic Arts Festival as well as with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO in Copenhagen and Berlin, Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION in Reykjavik, Bach’s ST JOHN PASSION in Potsdam, Haydn’s DIE SCHÖPFUNG in Copenhagen, and The Kurt Weill Factory at Hamburger Kammeroper.

September 2019

Monteverdi, Faingersh, Andresen – SONGS
Elias Faingersh, conductor

Gluck, Rameau, Purcell, Bach – ARIAS
Jakob Lorentzen, conductor / Holmens Baroque Ensemble

Mozart – MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO / Mitridate
NN, conductor

Nenia Zenana, conductor, / Accademic Orchestra

August 2018