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 Valencia, 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
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
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.
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
In between several CD-recordings, Valdemar will perform solo recitals throughout Europe in the upcoming months. The concerts will take place in Istanbul, Berlin, Basel and Svendborg (Denmark), and they will mainly consist of opera arias from the belcanto repertoire as well as arias from the baroque music. More information soon…..
In recent years Valdemar has made a name for himself as a Bach Evangelist – the leading role in J.S. Bach’s Passions – and he has performed the Matthäus-Passion (St Matthew Passion) in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Iceland, Italy and Germany. Previously Valdemar has chosen to focus on only one Bach Passion at a time, but in 2019, for the first time ever, Valdemar will appear as the Evangelist in both the Matthäus-Passion and the Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) within the same Easter period. He will perform the Matthäus-Passion with the baroque orchestra Concerto Farinelli and the Johannes-Passion … Continued
Not only is Valdemar in the middle of a flourishing tenor career, he is also an accomplished stage director. In February he will be directing an opera/cabaret show at the Hamburger Kammeroper, while also singing the leading role. The cabaret ensemble Kurt Weill Factory perform opera arias, lieder and cabaret songs from the 1920s & ’30s and melt it all together in one spectacular, funny, sexy and touching cabaret show. It has been a long-standing vision of Valdemar to be presenting classic opera music in new, informal ways and forms – and to a new audience – without changing the … Continued
In between several CD recordings Valdemar will focus mainly on oratorios this winter – first and foremost Christmas Oratorios. He appears as the Evangelist in Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) in Berlin and later he will be the tenor soloist in Saint-Säens’ Christmas Oratorio near Basel. But before the Christmas Oratorio season starts, Valdemar will in November appear as the angel Uriel in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (The Creation) in concerts in Copenhagen and Elsinore and it will be the first time he sings this part.
This summer Valdemar will appear in the theatre concert Shakespeare in Concert 2018 at the famous Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s castle Kronborg in Elsinore, Denmark. The performance will explore the fabulous univers of Shakespeare while enlighting it with music. Valdemar will be singing music by John Dowland, Claudio Monteverdi and G.F. Handel. For more information: http://hamletscenen.dk/en/platforms/the-shakespeare-festival/shakespeare-festival-2018/shakespeare-in-concert-2018/
This spring Valdemar will appear in Bach concerts in the Northern Hemisphere. First he will be the tenor soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with the excellent Norwegian baroque orchestra Barokkanerne at concerts in Oslo Cathedral and in Fredrikstad in Norway. And in the easter week Valdemar will tour Iceland as the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, ending with a performance in the majestic cathedral Hallgrimmskyrkja in Reykjavik on Good Friday: https://en.hallgrimskirkja.is/2018/03/28/j-s-bachs-st-matthew-passion-in-hallgrimskirkja-in-reykjavik-on-good-friday-march-30-2018-at-6pm/ Later this spring he will appear in what has become his new signature role in recent years: the tenor part in Carmina Burana at concerts in Denmark with fellow … Continued