"He's a future world star"

- Danish National Radio, P2, Hella Joof
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"Valdemar Villadsen, a young tenor from Denmark, already has quite some experience in the haute-contre repertoire. You can certainly hear this in his performance of Glaucus. His voice never shows the slightest sign of fatigue and reaches the high notes with exquisite effortlessness."

- Opernwelt
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"In the leading role as the Evangelist, Valdemar Villadsen was simply outstanding – effortless (also in the melismatic Tenor arias), delicate and with cantabile richness."

- Der Westen
"A very skilful Danish tenor"

- Frankfurter Allgemeine, Jürgen Kesting
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"Valdemar Villadsen has an emotionally rich sound, sustained notes, pure, warm and bright, that brings heaven to earth and stops time for a few moments. Hopefully the record companies will pick up on this man."

- Caroline Leiden, blog

BACH IN A NORTHERN LIGHT

This spring Valdemar will appear in Bach concerts in the Northern Hemisphere. First he will be the tenor soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with the excellent Norwegian baroque orchestra Barokkanerne at concerts in Oslo Cathedral and in Fredrikstad Cathedral in Norway. And in the easter week Valdemar will sing the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion at concerts in Iceland, ending with a performance in the majestic cathedral Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik on Good Friday:

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Later this spring he will appear in what has become his signature role in recent years: the tenor part in Carmina Burana at concerts in Denmark with fellow soloists Lise Bech and Guido Paevatalu.

 

Calendar - Season 2017/18

June 1, 10, 15, 18

Kiel Opera House

Leclair:

Scylla et Glaucus  (Glaucus)

Conductor: Václav Luks

Director: Lucinda Childs

Germany

 

 

June 26

Arctic Arts Festival

Carmina Burana

Arctic Philharmonic

Conductor: Ingar Bergby

Harstad

Norway

 

 

October 15

Kreuzeskirche, Essen

Bach:

Mass in B Minor

Essener Barockorchester

Conductor: Andy von Oppenkowski

Germany

 

 

October 22

Grieg Hall, Bergen

Orff:

Carmina Burana

Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Conductor: Kjell Seim

Norway

 

 

October 27

Concerto Copenhagen in Rome

Music by Giuseppe Sarti

Concerto Copenhagen

Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Rome

Italy

 

 

November 25

Mozart Concert

Ringve Museum

Conductor: Mark Tatlow

Trondheim

Norway

 

 

December 7

Brøndby Strand Kirke

Bach:

Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist)

Camerata Øresund

Conductor: Peter Spissky

Denmark

 

 

December 8

Viborg Cathedral

Bach:

Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist)

Camerata Øresund

Conductor: Peter Spissky

Denmark

 

 

December 9

The Queens Hall, Copenhagen (Diamanten)

Bach:

Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist)

Camerata Øresund

Conductor: Peter Spissky

Denmark

 

 

December 10

Hans Tausens Kirke, Copenhagen

Bach:

Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist)

Camerata Øresund

Conductor: Peter Spissky

Denmark

 

 

December 17

Christmas Concert

Sct Marienkirche, Rendsburg

Conductor: Volker Lindhardt

Germany

 

 

2018

 

 

January 13

Charpentier:

Te Deum

Laurentius Kiche, Lörrach

Conductor: Brigitte Schnabel

Germany

 

 

January 14

Bach:

Sie werden aus Saba kommen (BWV 65)

Laurentius Kirche, Lörrach

Conductor: Brigitte Schnabel

Germany

 

 

March 18

Bach:

Magnificat

Oslo Cathedral

Barokkanerne

Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes

Norway

 

 

March 18

Bach:

Magnificat

Barokkanerne

Fredrikstad Cathedral

Conductor: Tore Erik Mohn

Norway

 

 

March 29

Bach:

St Matthew Passion (Evangelist)

Akureyri HOF

Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson

Iceland

 

 

March 30

Bach:

St Matthew Passion (Evangelist)

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

Conductor: Hörður Áskelsson

Reykjavik

Iceland

 

 

April 19

Orff:

Carmina Burana

Svendborg

Conductor: Erik Jakobsen

Denmark

 

 

April 20

Orff:

Carmina Burana

Svendborg

Conductor: Erik Jakobsen

Denmark

 

 

May 9

Concerto Copenhagen Friend’s Association

An evening with Valdemar Villadsen

Copenhagen

Denmark

 

 

 

For more information, see Performances

Valdemar's blog

Stage presence - As a kid I wanted to be an actor. I was a nerdy kid – a Shakespeare fan. When I was twelve I performed Hamlet on my paper theatre in its original length: five hours (shortening would have been, of course, cheating!). Without my mom’s homemade cookies and several litres of tea, it would have been a traumatising experience for the incarcerated and extremely patient audience. Later, when I graduated from high school I took up a career as an actor, playing leading roles at a children’s theatre. Everything went well, but somehow I felt something was missing. The music. … Continued