Success in French baroque opera

“Stunning”, “Gorgeously sounding” and “very skilful” were just some of the superlatives Valdemar received from the critics after his leading role as the sea god Glaucus in Jean-Marie Leclair’s opera from 1746 “Scylla et Glaucus” at the Kiel Opera House. The production itself, which is directed by the world famous choreographer Lucinda Childs and conducted by the acclaimed Václav Luks, was also very well recieved.

It is the first time that a German operahouse takes on this beautiful, yet relatively unknown French baroque opera. The leading part of Glaucus was originally written for the legendary French tenor/haute-contre Pierre de Jélyotte, but since “Scylla et Glaucus” is rarely performed, Valdemar is now one out of a handful tenor/haute-contres ever to have sung this exiting and demanding part.