"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


Valdemar Villadsen’s season 2024/25 has been announced. Among other things, he will make his debut at Staatsoper Berlin – Staatsoper Unter den Linden in a leading role in Bernard Foccroulle’s new opera Cassandra:


Valdemar will also appear in numerous other venues throughout Europe, including Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s festival Styriarte (Graz, Austria), 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

“A masterful tenor.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine, Jürgen Kesting



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




“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



“All the soloists produced singing of the highest quality. Especially Villadsen’s swan-aria was both funny, playful and delivered with an extraordinary stage-presence.”

Hamar Arbeiderblad



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