Peter Lodahl © Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen
Peter Lodahl © Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen
TENOR

Peter Lodahl

Representation: sundry territories

BIOGRAPHY

Danish tenor Peter Lodahl studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen. Upon completion of his vocal education, he took on his first engagement at the Kiel Opera House in Northern Germany, followed by his second engagement as an ensemble member of Berlin’s Komische Oper, successively expanding his repertory with central tenor roles such as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Alfredo in La Traviata, Lenski in Eugene Onegin and Rodolfo in La Bohème.

He received the nomination for the “Young Artist of The Year” award by the opera magazine Opernwelt and less than two years later he joined the ensemble of the opera company of his home town Copenhagen, the Royal Danish Opera, where he won over audiences and critics alike as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Alfredo (La Traviata), Duke (Rigoletto), Romeo (Roméo et Juliette), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Fenton (Falstaff), Rodolfo (La Bohème) and An Artist / A Negro in Lulu. In addition, he appeared as guest soloist with the Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, the Berlin State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, Den Norske Opera, Göteborg Opera and the Drottningholm Palace Theatre.

On the concert podium he appeared in Stuttgart’s Liederhalle with soprano Diana Damrau besides enjoying a frequent collaboration with
 conductors such as Michael Boder, Anthony Bramall, Dan Ettinger, Simon Gaudenz, Paul Goodwin, Michael Hofstetter, Manfred Honeck, Konrad Junghänel, Patrick Lange, Shao-Chia Lü, Kazushi Ono, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Günter Neuhold, Marc Piollet, Christoph Poppen, Markus Poschner, Carlo Rizzi, Henrik Schäfer, Michael Schønwandt, Andreas Spering, Carl St. Clair, Andreas Stoehr and Arnold Östman. 

Being a versatile concert soloist, Peter Lodahl’s concert repertory includes Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St John and St Matthew Passion, a wide selection of Cantatas, Mozart’s Requiem, Missa Brevis and Mass in C minor, Handel’s Messiah, Jephta and Joshua, Haydn’s Creation and The Seasons as well as his Missa in tempore belli and Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Bartok’s Cantata Profana. He also appeared at New York’s Alice Tully Hall in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, in Mozart’s Requiem with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s St John Passion with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and in concert with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern.

Peter gave his debut with Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels performing Leukippos in Strauss’s Daphne besides taking part in new productions of Der Rosenkavalier and Les vêpres siciliennes in Copenhagen, followed by a New Year’s Concert with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and another concert featuring Donizetti’s seldom performed Requiem with the Copenhagen Philharmonic.

After appearing as Lenski in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Copenhagen Opera Festival, Peter Lodahl’s further engagements included a new production of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot at Madrid’s Teatro Real, his highly acclaimed rendering of the role of Jay Gatsby in the European Premiere of John Harbison's The Great Gatsby at Dresden’s Semperoper, as well as a new production of Strauss’s Daphne at the Hamburg State Opera. In Hamburg, Peter furthermore appeared as Artist/Negro in Berg’s Lulu and went on performing Das Liebesverbot at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Particularly noteworthy is his rendering of the title role in Enjott Schneider’s Marco Polo, a newly composed opera sung in Chinese and explicitly written for the two opera houses in Guangzhou and Beijing.

These appearances were further completed by several concert projects including the world premiere of Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen’s Juleoratorium with the Århus Sinfonietta and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Noord Nederlands Orkest. In the frame of the Grafenegg Academy 2018, Peter performed the role of “Der Offizier” in a semi-staged version of Ernst Krenek’s one-act opera Der Diktator opposite Christopher Maltman in the title role.

Without doubt one the most challenging and exciting projects is represented by Christian Jost’s world premiere of Dichterliebe recomposed at the Konzerthaus Berlin based on Schumann’s famous song cycle, with the composer himself conducting the Berlin-based Horenstein Ensemble. A recording of the concert has been released by Deutsche Grammophon.

More recently, Peter took part in a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème in Bern and starred as King Eric in a new production of Peter Heise’s seldom performed Danish opera Drot og marsk in Copenhagen. Besides a revival of Berg’s Lulu in Hamburg, further engagements comprise Rodolfo in a coproduction between Østerbro Theatre and the Copenhagen Opera Festival, besides Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the inauguration of the new concert hall in the Japanese town of Takasaki.

Highlights of the current season comprise an open-air concert at the Copenhagen Opera Festival entitled “Viva Verismo” presenting arias by Puccini, Mascagni and Giordano, the role of Danilo in a new production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, and Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen’s Christmas Oratorio (Juleoratorium) with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra under Florian Helgath, a work premiered in 2017 in a version for small ensemble and to be now performed for the first time with full orchestra. In addition, Peter Lodahl will take over the tenor part in Paul Hindemith’s oratorio “Das Unaufhörliche” with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz under the baton of Neeme Järvi.

A former General Manager of the Copenhagen Opera Festival which he has successfully led over the last years, Peter has taken over his new position as General Manager of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra starting with September 2019.

2021 | 2022

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Robert Schumann & Christian Jost: Dicherliebe
Peter Lodahl, Daniel Heide, Stella Doufexis
Horenstein Ensemble
Label: DGG | 2019

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Richard Wagner: Das Liebesverbot
DVD
Manuela Uhl, Christopher Maltman, Peter Lodahl, Ilker Arcayürek, David Jerusalem, Ante Jerkunica, Isaac Galán, Maria Hinojosa et al.
Orquesta y Coro Titulares del Teatro Real
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Director: Kasper Holten
Label: Opus Arte | 2017

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John Frandsen: Requiem
Teitur, Sine Bundgaard, Andrea Pellegrini, Peter Lodahl, Halvor F. Melien, Klaudia Kidon, Astrid Kastensson Navarro-Alonso
Danish National Symphony Orchestra | Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Girls Choir
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen
Label: Dacapo | 2014

More on www.dacapo-records.dk

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Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
DVD
Stig Andersen, Tina Kiberg, Susanne Resmark, Stephen Milling, Tommi Hakala, Peter Lodahl, Kjeld Christoffersen, Peter Arnoldsson et al.
Royal Danish Orchestra | Royal Danish Opera Chorus
Conductor: Friedemann Layer
Director: Kasper Holten
Label: Decca | 2011

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto

Peter Lodahl, Il Duca di Mantova
Fredrik Zetterström, Rigoletto
Marie Heerschen, Gilda
Johan Schinkler, Sparafucile
Ingeborg Børch, Maddalena
N.N., Giovanna
Lucas Bruun de Neergaard, Il Conte di Monterone
William J Pedersen, Marullo
Jonathan Koppel, Matteo Borsa
Lasse Bach, Il Conte di Ceprano
Marie Dreisig, La Contessa di Ceprano

Henrik Schaefer, conductor
Tobias Theorell, director
Magdalena Åberg, stage designer
Clement Irbil, lighting desing
Filipe Carvalheiro, chorus master
Kamilla Pontoppidan Haderup, translation

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Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto

Peter Lodahl, Il Duca di Mantova
Fredrik Zetterström, Rigoletto
Marie Heerschen, Gilda
Johan Schinkler, Sparafucile
Ingeborg Børch, Maddalena
N.N., Giovanna
Lucas Bruun de Neergaard, Il Conte di Monterone
William J Pedersen, Marullo
Jonathan Koppel, Matteo Borsa
Lasse Bach, Il Conte di Ceprano
Marie Dreisig, La Contessa di Ceprano

Henrik Schaefer, conductor
Tobias Theorell, director
Magdalena Åberg, stage designer
Clement Irbil, lighting desing
Filipe Carvalheiro, chorus master
Kamilla Pontoppidan Haderup, translation

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto

Peter Lodahl, Il Duca di Mantova
Fredrik Zetterström, Rigoletto
Marie Heerschen, Gilda
Johan Schinkler, Sparafucile
Ingeborg Børch, Maddalena
N.N., Giovanna
Lucas Bruun de Neergaard, Il Conte di Monterone
William J Pedersen, Marullo
Jonathan Koppel, Matteo Borsa
Lasse Bach, Il Conte di Ceprano
Marie Dreisig, La Contessa di Ceprano

Henrik Schaefer, conductor
Tobias Theorell, director
Magdalena Åberg, stage designer
Clement Irbil, lighting desing
Filipe Carvalheiro, chorus master
Kamilla Pontoppidan Haderup, translation

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Franz Lehár: Die lustige Witwe

Simon Duus, Zeta
Clara Cecilie Thomsen, Valencienne
Peter Lodahl, Danilo
Sine Bungaard, Hanna Glawari

Vincenzo Milletarì | Thomas Bagwell, conductors
Kasper Holten, director
Adam Price und Kasper Holten, arrangements
Adam Price, tests and dialogues 
Steffen Aarfing, set designer
Ida Marie Ellekilde, costume design
Signe Fabricius, choreographer
Ulrik Gad, lighting design
Luke Halls, video design

The Royal Danish Orchestra
The Royal Danish Opera Chorus

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Franz Lehár: Die lustige Witwe

Simon Duus, Zeta
Clara Cecilie Thomsen, Valencienne
Peter Lodahl, Danilo
Sine Bungaard, Hanna Glawari

Vincenzo Milletarì | Thomas Bagwell, conductors
Kasper Holten, director
Adam Price und Kasper Holten, arrangements
Adam Price, tests and dialogues 
Steffen Aarfing, set designer
Ida Marie Ellekilde, costume design
Signe Fabricius, choreographer
Ulrik Gad, lighting design
Luke Halls, video design

The Royal Danish Orchestra
The Royal Danish Opera Chorus

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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PETER LODAHL with Peter Heises dänischer Nationaloper Drot og Marsk in Kopenhagen
23Mar2019
PETER LODAHL with Peter Heises dänischer Nationaloper Drot og Marsk in Kopenhagen

Peter Lodahl embodies the historical figure of King Eric V of Denmark, also known as “Glipping”, in a Peter Heises dänischer Nationaloper Drot og Marsk in Kopenhagen

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PETER LODAHL as Rodolfo in Bern
24Nov2018
PETER LODAHL as Rodolfo in Bern

Peter Lodahl sings Puccini’s Rodolfo in a new production at the Bern Theatre.

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PETER LODAHL as Marco Polo in Guangzhou and Beijing
04May2018
PETER LODAHL as Marco Polo in Guangzhou and Beijing

Danish tenor Peter Lodahl sings the title role in Enjott Schneider’s opera Marco Polo which has its world premiere at Guangzhou Opera House and then moves on to the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.

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