David Danholt

David Danholt Tenor

Winner of the 2009 Reumert Talent Prize, Danish tenor David Danholt was born in Funen. He trained at the Royal Academy of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, and then in the soloist class of the Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen.

He has established a strong relationship with Den Jyske Opera, where he has sung Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, the title role inFaust, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, the title role inIdomeneo, Alfredo La traviata, The Steersman Der fliegende Holländer and Young Seaman / Shepherd Tristan und Isolde.

His wider engagements have included Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Eurimaco Il ritorno d’Ulisse at the Royal Danish Opera, the title role in Idomeneo for Grange Park Opera, Jenik The Bartered Bride at the Staatstheater Mainz and SS - Officer The Passenger at the Bregenz Festival, a production now available on Neos Blu Ray and DVD, and at the Teatro Real Madrid.

David Danholt is also an experienced concert artist, singing with orchestras including the Ålborg Symphony Orchestra, the Århus Symphony Orchestra, the Esbjerg Ensemble, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Metropolitana, Lisbon, the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra and the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has worked in opera and concert include Nicholas Braithwaite, Nicholas Kraemer, Tobias Ringborg, Carlo Rizzi, Michael Schönwandt, Stefan Solyom, Constantin Trinks, Jin Wang, Hilary Davan Wetton and Dominic Wheeler.

In Summer 2013, he sang Claudio Das Liebesverbot with Leipzig Opera in Bayreuth and is an Alternate Finalist for the 2014 Seattle Opera Wagner Competition.

His current engagements include Robert Lanyon Dr Jekylls advokat with Den Fynske Opera, Arindal Die Feen and Claudio Das Liebesverbot for Leipzig Opera, Erik Der fliegende Holländer for the Florentine Opera Company, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Messiah with the Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Dvorak Stabat Mater with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra,Candide and Elijah with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Requiem with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Salute to Vienna on tour in the USA.

David Danholt continues his studies with Klaws Lewinsky and Reinaldo Macias.

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