NORDKRAFT nominated for a Reumert Award

Valdemar recently appeared in the role of Asger (a role written exclusively for Valdemar) in the world premiere of Signe Lykke’s opera NORDKRAFT at the Copenhagen Opera Festival / Royal Danish Opera. This internationally acclaimed production has now been nominated for a Reumert Award (the annual Danish theatre prize) in the category “Best Opera”. The award ceremony will be held on June the 12th 2022 in Odeon, Odense.   NORDKRAFT trailer: https://vimeo.com/657812338?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=51869864    

A benefit concert for Ukrainian children

Valdemar will appear in Mozart’s Requiem with the South Denmark Philharmonic (Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester) in a charity concert for Ukrainian children. All proceeds go to Save the Children’s tremendous work in Ukraine. The concert in Alsion Concert Hall in Sønderborg, Denmark, will be conducted by Stefan Parkman. Tickets: https://sdjsymfoni.dk/concert/mozarts-requiem/  

Bach & Mozart

  This spring, Valdemar will focus entirely on music by Bach and Mozart. As usual, he will be singing the Bach Evangelist in several performances of Bach’s Passions over the Easter holidays. This year however, he will mainly perform the St John Passion and he will appear in several performances of this oratorio throughout Europe. Valdemar will also appear in performances of Mozart’s Requiem in Germany and Denmark.   For more information , see Performances

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

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/