Philippa Cold made her debut from The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in 2012. She has previously studied at Stockholm Opera Studio and at The royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Since 2011 she has been a lyric soprano and she won great acclaim for her portrayal of Donna Anna in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ in Odense. Philippa Cold is currently exploring her new repertoire with Danish Wagnerian soprano Eva Johansson.
The Danish mezzo-soprano Hetna is the founding director of Home Opera. She is educated at the Royal Academy of Music (Copenhagen) and the Soloist Class at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. She has been soloist with The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. She is a renowned singer in the classical mezzo-lied repertoire and together with pianist Kristoffer Hyldig (Bruun Hyldig Duo), she has given numerous lied recitals all over Europe and in the USA. Together they recorded lieder by O. Messiaen at NAXOS International, which were highly praised by the critics.
Steffen Bruun graduated June 2005 from the Royal Danish Conservatorium of Music, with further studies for a Diploma of Opera at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Shortly after his graduation he had his stage debut as The Emperor in Stravinskij´s The Nightingale at The Funen Opera. Furthermore Steffen has sung Sarastro in Mozart’s Magic Flute at Nyborg Sommeropera and is often cast in the low bass roles in Monteverdis operas. Recent years have seen Steffen as Leone in Händels Tamerlano at the opera in Poznan, Don Inigo in Ravels L’Heure Espagnole at Musikteatret Undergrunden and Comte de Grieux in Massenets Manon alongside Patricia Petibon at CPH Opera Festival.
Troels Roland has throughout his piano studies involved himself in accompanying singers and instrumentalists. He is currently a post graduate student at the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he studies with professor Friedrich Gürtler and Søren Rastogi. He also works as an organist.
His latest concerts include Schubert’s ‘Die Schöne Müllerin’ with Simon Duus at ‘Schubertiaden’, Carl Nielsen-songs at the Tivoli Festival with Anne Sophie Hjort Ullner and Frederik Rolin and several concerts in music societies and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Troels received the Scholarship from the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation in 2015.
American soprano Anna Davidson is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. Recent engagements include the world premiere of Rene Orth’s A Dialogue Between Death and Youth at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Berg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Asturias Symphony Orchestra in Spain, and Dorinda in Orlando with Brisbane Baroque. She has performed with Gotham Chamber Opera, The New World Symphony, The Castleton Festival, and The Princeton Festival. As well as a Masters of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, Anna also has a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Juilliard School.
After his studies in conducting, piano and singing at the Universities of Lübeck and Karlsruhe he worked as solo repetitor and conductor on the Opera theatre Rostock in 2003. Beside his work as a conductor and pianist in the opera theatre he was also active in numerous smaller productions as pianist and singer, producing play music for Brechts “Mr Puntila and his Man Matti” , Kleists “The Käthchen of Heilbronn” , “Ladies Night” and many other pieces. (more…)
Henning von Schulman
Henning von Schulman, member of the Royal Danish Opera soloist
ensemble since 2013. Among his recent roles are Leporello in Mozart’s
Don Giovanni, Banco in Verdi’s Macbeth, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die
Zauberflöte and Henrik in Nielsen’s Maksarade. The season 15/16 he
made his Norwegian debut as Sarastro in Oslo and his first title role
as Figaro in Copenhagen. 16/17 Henning sings Colline in la Boheme,
Figaro and Banco in Copenhagen, he also goes back to Köln for Raimondo
in Lucia di Lammermoor.
His round characteristic voice has won him prizes at the international
competitions of Wilhelm Stenhammar in Norrköping 2014 and Otto
Edelman’s in Vienna 2013. He was also rewarded the 2016 Birgit
Nilsson-price for being “a young and exceptionally gifted bass singer”.
With his broad repertoire of Lieder he often sings solo concerts with
several programs like Die Winterreise or his personal favourite; Songs
And Dances Of Death by Mussorgsky.
American tenor Joshua Stewart has been praised for his “big, warm, confident” voice (Palm Beach Arts Paper) and “interpretive conviction” (Philadelphia City Paper). Displaying compelling artistry and versatility, he is quickly making a name for himself in the world of opera without losing touch to his jazz roots.In the 2015-16 season, Stewart will make his Hamburg State Opera debut in La Fanciulla del West. He will return to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as the Shepard in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rexconducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars. He will also return to Spain for several jazz concerts with the Bourbon Street Stompers brass band.
Swedish baritone Joa Helgesson studied acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy in China, Chamber Music and Literature Science at MDH in Sweden and graduated as an opera singer at the University College of Stockholm in 2008. He subsequently joined the National Opera Studio in London and the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich.
His first fixed engagement in Germany followed at the Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, where he sang Onegin, Figaro (Barbiere), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Sharpless, Demetrius, Falke, Shaunard and Sparbüchsen-Bill and the baritone solo in Maler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” and Britten’s “War Requiem” together with the symphony orchestra of Schleswig Holstein.
As a freelance singer, Joa Helgesson has visited the Beijing Modern Music Festival in China, Tonhalle Zürich, Gare du Nord Basel, Theater Chur and Stadthalle Winterthur in Switzerland, Berliner Philharmonie, Theater Halle, Theater Trier, Theater Pforzheim, Kammeroper Konstanz and Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in Germany, the Gothenburg Opera, the Drottningholm Theatre, Berwaldhallen, the Royal Opera and the Concert Hall of Stockholm, Ystadoperan and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, Garsington Festival in the U.K., Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Oslo Ultima Festival at the Norske Opera in Oslo, Operosa Festival in Montenegro and the Alandica in Mariehamn, Finland.
His curiosity and flexibility as a singer and actor has gained him an extensive repertoire in opera as well as on the concert platform. Further notable interpretations are his Billy Budd in the live radio broadcast from the Gothenburg Opera, stepping in for indisposed Peter Mattei, the critically acclaimed title role of Joel at the opening of the Alandica, the Samuraj in the world premiere of Osada’s “Four Night’s of Dream” and Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) at the revival of the Ystadopera in Sweden.
The season 2016/17 include Joa Helgesson’s debut as Escamillo at the Dala-Floda Operafest in Sweden, Porthos in “The three Musketeers” at Oper Halle and Bach’s Christmas Oratory in the Dome of Uppsala.
Laure Barras begins her career in Switzerland in roles such as Giulia (La Scala di Seta), Berta (Barbiere di Siviglia) and Papagena (Zauberflöte). She recently made her debut in Montreal, Canada with Emile in Le Quatrième Enfant Lune by Oriol Tomas, at the Lucerne String Festival with Barmherzigkeit in Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotes (Mozart) as well as with the Cameristi della Scala. From 2013 to 2015, Laure Barras joins the Studio of the Opera of Lyon where she sings Laurie in The Tenderland, the second Niece in Peter Grimes, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (B. Blacher) and Frasquita in Carmen.
Der österreichische Bariton studierte Gesang und Oper am Konservatorium in Wien und in Zürich und besuchte Meisterkurse bei Meinard Kraak, Margreet Honig, Helena Lazarska und Heidi Brunner. Als Konzertsänger spannt sich sein Repertoire vom Barock bis zur Moderne. Bereits während des Studiums ist er beim Sirene Opernfestival für zeitgenössische Musik in Wien und beim Wiener Operettensommer aufgetreten, war aber auch als Papageno (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) und als Puccinis Gianni Schicchi im gleichnamigen Operneinakter zu erleben. Purcells Dido and Aeneas führte ihn mit dem Barockorchester La Risonanza unter Fabio Bonizzoni ins Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, in den Concertgebouw Brügge und an das Teatro Carlo Felice in Genua sowie zu den Händelfestspielen in Halle.
Kateryna Tereshchenko was born in Ukraine. Since her earliest childhood she has been surrounded by musicians. In 2006, she graduated from the Lysenko Special Musical School in Kiev, where she studied under Prof. Boris Fedorov. From 2007 Kateryna continued her studies in Zürich at the Zurich University of the Arts under Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov and Prof. Ulrich Koella. During this time she won a prize at the Scholarship competition of “Migros Kulturprozent” in 2011 as well in 2012.
Katarzyna Mizerny graduated from the Opera Academy Im. K. Szymanowskiego Katowice, Poland in 2002. Katarzyna celebrated her debut in 2001 at Teatr Muzyczny in Gliwice. Even though she was still a student, she sang the role of Sylvia in Die Czadasfürstin with great success. Since then she has sung Papagena and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Opera na Zamku w Szczecinie, Mimi in La Boheme in Florence, Italy and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Operassion on tour in Germany. (more…)
Christian is a very versatile singer with a flexible tenor voice and great musical curiosity, and thus his repertoire spans a wide and varied range of musical styles and genres: he sings opera, oratorio, art songs and cabaret tunes – from early Baroque works via full-blown Romantic opera to the latest compositions of the 21st century. (more…)
Den danske pianist Peter Møllerhøj har sin grunduddannelse fra Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium og har siden taget specialuddannelse som akkompagnatør og kammermusiker på Royal College of Music i London. – En uddannelse han afsluttede med udmærkelse i 2005.
Som repetitør og akkompagnatør har Peter Møllerhøj arbejdet på Det Kongelige Teater, Den Fynske Opera, Den Ny Opera, Den Jyske Opera, Det Ny Teater, Musikteatret Undergrunden, Opera Hedeland, Festival Lyrique en Mer, Frankrig og Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium.
Peter fattede tidligt i sin studietid interesse for arbejdet med sangere og har siden da fungeret som ankermand og kapelmester i en lang række koncertsammenhænge med repertoire der spænder fra lieder og romancer over musicals til operakoncerter og et antal kammeropera produktioner.
Helen Collyer, based in Berlin, read music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, studied piano accompaniment and was Hodgson Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. She later continued her training at the National Opera Studio and ENO before joining Opéra national de Paris as young artist. She is the recipient of numerous prizes as both piano accompanist and repetiteur. She was recently elected Associate of the RAM. (more…)
Anders started singing as a boy soprano at The Jutland School of Singing where he was a frequently used soloist with the Herning Church Boys choir since the age of nine. He had his operatic debut as a boy soprano in Puccini’s La Bohème at The Danish National Opera where he sang again the following year, this time in Debussy’s Opera Pelléas et Melisande in the role of Yniold. In 2012 Anders won first prize at the competition Unge Sangere, where he also won the special prize of The Danish National Opera.
After receiving her master´s degree as a soloist from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, with the special Max. Jost prize rewarding brilliant studies, Laurence Guillod was then part of the Theater Basel’s Opera Studio during the season 2010-2011 ; during those years, she performed important roles, such as die Peri (Das Paradies und die Peri, Schumann), Despina (Così fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Siébel (Faust, Gounod), Micaela (Carmen, Bizet), Frasquita (Carmen, Bizet), Serpina in la Serva Padrona de Pergolesi, as well as the title role in Il Segreto di Susanna, de Wolf-Ferrari. (more…)
The Italian baritone has achieved big succes after his attendes at The Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice. Important debuts contains three roles in operas of Rossini: Germano (La scala di seta), Slook (La cambiale di matrimonio) and Gaudenzio (Il signor bruschino). Other important roles includes Max (Betlly) by Donizetti, Belcore (Elisir d amore), Malatesta (Don pasquale), Count of Almaviva (Nozze di figaro) and Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte). At the Rossini Opera Festival he sang the role as Baron (“Il Viaggio a Reims ). Paolo has won several competitions and took the first prize at both ”V Concorso ”Prandelli” di Brescia and The International Competition ”Città di Venezia”.
Signe Sneh Schreiber
Signe Sneh is a lyric soprano with a big range of roles. She is studying at the The Royal Opera Academy (2013-2016), which is a three-year opera singer program in association with the Royal Danish Theatre and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.(more…)