"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

BACH'S PASSIONS

In recent years Valdemar has made a name for himself as a Bach Evangelist – the leading role in J.S. Bach’s Passions – and he has performed Matthäus-Passion (St Matthew Passion) in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Iceland, Italy and Germany. Previously, Valdemar has chosen to focus on only one Bach Passion at a time, but in 2019, for the first time ever, Valdemar will appear as the Evangelist in both the Matthäus-Passion and the Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) within the same Easter period.

 

 

For more information, see Performances

Calendar 2019 - Spring

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

 

 

May 5

SOLO RECITAL

Berlin

Germany

 

 

June 21, 22

Franz Danksagmüller:

NOVA – IMPERFECTING PERFECTION

Opera

Dortmund

Germany

 

 

June 27

SOLO RECITAL IN ISTANBUL

Istanbul

Turkey

 

 

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