"He's a future world star"

- Hella Joof, P2, Danish National Radio
"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
"Dazzling performance by Valdemar Villadsen"

- Nikolaj Koppel, P2, Danish National Radio
"Valdemar Villadsen trat besonders hervor mit fabelhafter, textverständlicher Stimme."

- Badische Zeitung

L'Orfeo in Potsdam and Gent

Christina Pluhar conducts L’Arpeggiata when Valdemar appears as Pastore in a production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. First performance will be in Nicolaisaal Potsdam (Musikfestspiele Sanssouci), the second in Gent, Belgium.

A few months ago, this performance was part of the Musikfest Bremen featuring Rolando Villazon as Orfeo, Magdalena Kozená as Messagiera and with Cyril Auvity as Pastore. Now Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata repeat their performance in Gent and Potsdam with a changed cast: Cyril Auvity as Orfeo, Nuria Rial as Messagiera and with Valdemar Villadsen as Pastore.




January 7



Conductor: Christina Pluhar

Nicolaisaal, Potsdam (Musikfestspiele Sanssouci)



January 10



Conductor: Christina Pluhar

De Bijloke, Gent (Belgium)



March 17, 19, 21, 22

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Concerto Copenhagen

Conductor: Peter Spissky




April 2, 8


Copenhagen Cantata Choir

Conductor: Torben Svendsen




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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