"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

STAGE DIRECTOR IN HAMBURG

Not only is Valdemar in the middle of a flourishing tenor career, he is also an accomplished stage director. In February he will be directing an opera/cabaret show at the Hamburger Kammeroper, while also singing the leading role. The cabaret ensemble Kurt Weill Factory perform opera arias, lieder and cabaret songs from the 1920s & ’30s and melt it all together in one spectacular, funny, sexy and touching cabaret show.

It has been a long-standing vision of Valdemar to be presenting classic opera music in new, informal ways and forms – and to a new audience – without changing the music itself. And this production represents the perfect platform for Valdemar to act out some of these visions.

 

For more information, see Performances

Upcoming performances

January 19, 20

Saints-Saëns:

CHRISTMAS-ORATORIO

Basel

 

 

February 21

Hamburger Kammeroper

Stage Director

KURT WEILL FACTORY

Hamburg

 

 

March 31

J.S. Bach:

MATTHÄUS-PASSION

Evangelist

Rendsburg

 

 

 

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