"He's a future world star"

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

- Opernwelt
"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
"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


It has just been announced that Valdemar will make his debut at Staatsoper Berlin – Staatsoper Unter den Linden in the upcoming season. For more information:


In season 2024/25, Valdemar will also appear in numerous other venues throughout Europe including Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Styriarte Festival in Graz, Zaragoza Concert Hall, and the Berliner Philharmonie.


For large parts of his career, Danish tenor Valdemar Villadsen has been focusing mostly on baroque and contemporary music. But in recent years, he has also caused a sensation within the bel canto repertoire (primarily Rossini and Bellini). Renowned German music critic Jürgen Kesting from the Frankfurter Allgemeine has hailed Valdemar as “a masterful tenor”, and Opernwelt wrote “he reaches the many high notes with magnificent effortlessness”.

For more information, see Performances

Recent reviews

“His voice never shows the slightest sign of fatigue, and he reaches the many high notes with magnificent effortlessness.”




“the young, future opera star Valdemar Villadsen”

Fyens Stiftstidende



“Valdemar Villadsen enchanted the audience with magnificent tenor splendor and acrobatic coloraturas…”

Oberbadisches Volksblatt



“In the leading role Valdemar Villadsen is both touching, surprising, strong and sensitive. And vocally a perfect cast for this demanding role.”

Aarhus Stiftstidende



“… But also alto Silke Marchfeld and tenor Valdemar Villadsen presented themselves brilliantly. Villadsen in particular produced some exceptional coloratura passages.”

Badische Zeitung



“The versatile tenor Valdemar Villadsen sang with nice, comfortable high notes. One can look forward to many great experiences with him.”

“… and both she and Villadsen as the young couple, sang modern bel canto with their beautiful voices as a dramatic effect.”

JC Klassisk



More information about upcoming 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 roles in Danish theaters. Everything went well, but somehow I felt something was missing. The music. I realised … Continued