"He's a future world star"

- Danish National Radio, P2, Hella Joof
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"He reaches the many high notes with magnificent 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
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"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

SUMMER OF SOLO RECITALS

In between several CD-recordings, Valdemar will perform solo recitals throughout Europe this summer.

 

The next concert will be in Denmark, where a new opera festival “Den Sydfynske Opera Festival” will see the light of day. Valdemar’s solo recital will be the new festival’s inaugural concert.

The repertoire at this solo recital will consist mainly of belcanto opera arias by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, but will also include baroque arias by Rameau and Gluck.

 

For more information, see Performances

 

Calendar 2019

January 19, 20

Saint-Säens:

CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Basel

Switzerland

 

 

February 21

Hamburger Kammeroper

KURT WEILL FACTORY

Stage director

Hamburg

Germany

 

 

March 31

J.S. Bach:

MATTHÄUS-PASSION

Evangelist

Rendsburg

Germany

 

 

April 7

J.S.Bach:

JOHANNES-PASSION

Evangelist

Potsdam

Germany

 

 

April 26

Orff:

CARMINA BURANA

Hamar

Norway

 

 

April 27

Orff:

CARMINA BURANA

Gjøvik

Norway

 

 

June 20, 21

Franz Danksagmüller:

NOVA – IMPERFECTING PERFECTION

Opera

Dortmund

Germany

 

 

June 29

SOLO RECITAL IN ISTANBUL

Istanbul

Turkey

 

 

August 29

SOLO RECITAL IN DENMARK

Svendborg

Denmark

 

 

September 1

SOLO RECITAL IN BERLIN

Berlin

Germany

 

 

October 13-19

CONCERTS IN CHINA

China

 

 

December 4

Handel:

MESSIAH

Copenhagen

Denmark

 

 

December 7

Handel:

MESSIAH

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