"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


Valdemar will appear in the leading role in the new opera by Svend Hvidtfeldt Nielsen: Lænker (Chains) at Aarhus Summer Opera. David Riddell wil be conducting The Danish Sinfonietta in this world premiere.

The opera is about a young man Adam (Valdemar Villadsen) who has been chained to a tree since he was a little boy for fanatical religious reasons. The libretto is written by director Jens Krogsgaard and composer Svend Hvidtfeldt Nielsen and is inspired by the novel “Papaya passionen” by Danish author Sanne Bjerg.


The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten has written this article about the production:




Calendar - Fall 2016

July 7
Wiesbaden State Opera – Die Soldaten (Offizier)

August 27, 30, 31

Aarhus Summer Opera – Lænker (Adam)

September 2, 3

Aarhus Summer Opera – Lænker (Adam)

October 1

Philharmonie Berlin – Vespro della Beata Vergine (Tenor)

December 4

Herlufsholm Church, Naestved – Messiah (Tenor)

December 6

Palladium, Malmö – Messiah (Tenor)

December 8

Koncertkirken, Copenhagen – Messiah (Tenor)

December 12

Copenhagen Cathedral – Messiah (Tenor)

December 17

Sct Nicolai Church, Nakskov – Messiah (Tenor)

December 28

Lörrach Stadtkirche – Weihnachts Oratorium (Evangelist)


For more information, see Performances

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valde_kiggerop 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