A versatile winter

Frankfurter Allgemeine has described Valdemar as “technically and stylistically a very versatile tenor”, and Valdemar’s calendar this winter confirms his versatility. After having appeared in the highly successful world premiere of the new opera Nordkraft at the Copenhagen Opera Festival, this winter Valdemar will appear in Bach concerts in Basel, early music concerts in Weimar, Handel’s Messiah in Sønderborg and Kolding, contemporary music concerts in Copenhagen as well as Bel Canto Gala concerts in Spain.   More information soon…  

Opera world premiere

Valdemar appears in one of the leading roles in the world premiere of Signe Lykke’s new opera Nordkraft – based on Jakob Ejersbo’s best-selling novel of the same name. The production will be performed at the Royal Danish Opera (Takkelloftet) as part of the Copenhagen Opera Festival. This new opera has  been in the making since 2016 and Valdemar’s role has been written exclusively for him by composer Signe Lykke. The novel Nordkraft takes place in Aalborg in Denmark, so fittingly the premiere of the opera will be at Aalborg Opera Festival 2021. Afterwards the show will travel to its … Continued

New single – out now!

Valdemar recently signed a deal with Italian record label Halidon Music, so on May the 7th Valdemar’s first solo single will be released on all major streaming services. The single will contain a few tracks with Italian renaissance music, but next year Valdemar is planning to release a full solo album with his new ensemble: Valdemar Villadsen & Friends. In this ensemble, Valdemar is being accompanied by a group of leading early music specialists from across Europe, and will perform a duet with world famous lutist Edin Karamazov known for his duo collaborations with Renée Fleming, Andreas Scholl and rock … Continued

Cancellations in 2021

Due to coronavirus restrictions the cancellations of concerts and opera productions have continued into 2021. Valdemar has already had his concerts in January and February cancelled or postponed, but now it has been confirmed that many of his concerts throughout Europe in the spring of 2021 have been cancelled or postponed as well.   Stay tuned for more information…   For more information regarding concerts not yet cancelled, see Performances

Rattle me a tenor

One of the most read classical music blogs in the world: Slipped Disc, has described Valdemar’s new music video Dispiegate, guance amate as “marvellous” and recommended the video as part of the blog’s returning segment: “Daily Comfort Zone”. https://slippedisc.com/2020/12/the-slipped-disc-daily-comfort-zone-256-rattle-me-a-tenor/              

Music videos

Valdemar has released two new music videos recorded during the pandemic as part of the Danish Arts Foundation’s initiative: “United by the Arts” (“Sammen om Kunsten”). The videos contain music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Domenico Maria Melli (-1609). The videos are directed by Anne Preussel and Valdemar is being accompanied by a group of leading early music specialists from across Europe. In the song by Monteverdi, Valdemar forms a duo with the world famous lutist Edin Karamazov (known for his colaborations with Andreas Scholl, Renée Fleming and rock star Sting).   The link to “Dispiegate, guance amate” by Melli: … Continued

More cancellations due to Covid-19

This summer, Valdemar was supposed to appear in a leading role in the world premiere of a new opera in Copenhagen, but due to the outbreak of Covid-19 this production has been postponed to 2021. In September and October, Valdemar was supposed to sing the title role in Mozart’s opera Mitridate in Bilbao, but this production has been cancelled in its entirety due to Covid-19. Depending on the development, Valdemar will appear in several concerts in November and December.   All information about Valdemar’s upcoming projects will be announced on this website. Stay tuned!   Statement from Valdemar: “Dear all, I … Continued

Coronavirus cancellations

  All Valdemar’s concerts in March and April 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus!   Valdemar was supposed to appear as the Evangelist in Bach’s St John’s Passion (Johannes-Passion) in several performances in March and April throughout Germany.   Stay tuned for more information about Valdemar’s summer projects…     Statement from Valdemar:   “Dear all, I regret to inform you, that all my concerts in March and April 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. To cancel the performances was of course the only responsible decision to make. I hope all of you will stay healthy and I … Continued

Handel’s Messiah

Valdemar will focus mainly on CD-recordings this Christmas. He will however also find time to appear in Handel’s Messiah in Copenhagen Cathedral as well as in a semi-staged version of this oratorio – also in Copenhagen.

World premiere in Dortmund

Valdemar appears in one of the leading roles in a world premiere of the opera “Nova – imperfecting perfection” by acclaimed Austrian composer Franz Danksagmüller. The opera explores the concept of virtual reality and it is a collaboration between Danksagmüller, stage director Kay Link, multimedia producer Oleg Prodeus and the Oscar nominated film director Virgil Widrich.   For more information: http://www.danksagmueller.com/#/sec35