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Bo Skovhus  

baritone

Born in Ikast, Denmark, baritone Bo Skovhus studied at the conservatory in Aarhus, at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen and in New York. He started his carrier 1988 at the Vienna Volksoper with a memorable Don Giovanni. Since then, Bo Skovhus has conquered the world. 1997 he was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger. When recently portraying Reimann’s Lear in Hamburg and Paris respectively, he brought both houses down and the press spoke of the “role of his life”. Important events also include Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in Düsseldorf, Vienna and Torino and the creation of the monodrama Siegfried, Nocturne which was composed for Bo Skovhus by Michael Jarrell for the Geneva Wagner Festival 2013. Another highlight featured Bo Skovhus as outstanding Cortez in Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico at the Salzburg Festival 2015. In concert, Bo Skovhus has appeared with the best orchestras throughout Europe, USA and Japan. His extensive repertoire focuses on works of Gustav Mahler and of Scandinavian composers. Besides, the baritone devotes himself intensively to singing Lieder and is regularly invited to the world’s most renowned music centres.

Live Dates

03/05/2013   Trailer and documentary: Fête Galante
View the documentary about the concert performance and CD recording of Poul Schierbeck's opera "Fête Galante" online
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01/12/2016   Classica

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
3/4 Stars

"Conductor John Storgårds, a zealous herald of contemporary North-European music, knows how to captivate the Helsinki Philharmonic and the choirs, bringing them to a rare degree of accomplishment."
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30/11/2016   Kristeligt Dagblad

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Eart Anew
4/6 Stars

"Monumental in ambition and structure, this work is for all the curious music lovers, who are not afraid to explore uncharted symphonic waters."
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20/10/2016   Politiken

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
4/6 Hjerter

"et mørkt mammutopus, hvor orkestret knager og brager som tektoniske plader, der forskyder sig, mens musikken pibler som vand, og dybe toner slår ind i undersøiske grotter"
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30/09/2016   David’s Review Corner

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN Symfoni nr. 2 The Earth Anew
"[..]another major success."
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26/09/2016   Seismograf

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
"Det er tydeligt at høre, at Rasmussen ikke blot behersker orkestrets mange klangmuligheder, men også er godt skolet i det 20. århundredes symfoniske tradition og formår at videreføre denne på fin vis mange steder."
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01/12/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
Holiday Critic’s Choice: "A superb cast and recording".
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01/11/2013   Classica

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
3/4 Stars

"Schierbeck, véritable maître de l'orchestre, s'impose grâce à une instrumentation exquise. On pense, entre autres, à l'Ouverture brillante, mais également à diverses pages purement orchestrales de tout beauté, sans oublier un délicat et bienveillant accompagnement des voix."
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01/10/2013   International Record Review

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"It’s one of those rare works that makes you happy to be alive, and I commend it to your attention with every enthusiasm."
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01/10/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"With beautiful recording quality and excellent documentation in addition to first-rate performance, the collectability of this issue for Scandophiles is not in doubt."
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01/10/2013   Opera

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"This is an attractive performance.", "Schierbeck's orchestral writing is masterly."
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11/09/2013   Kristeligt Dagblad

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"Bobler af vid og charme."
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02/09/2013   OPUS

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"Michael Schönwandt, Danska radions symfoniorkester och kör tar fram små detaljer, stora linjer och inte minst det goda smilet i musiken. God fornöjelse!"
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02/09/2013   Klassisk

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"En fremragende opførelse ... det ville være oplagt at tage denne lille perle op på scenen igen"
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01/09/2013   Fono Forum

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/5 Stars

Empfehlungen des Monats: "Überzeugend", "Ein musikalisches Meisterwerk.", "Die Ouvertüre zählt zur besten Orchestermusik aus Dänemark."
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01/07/2013   David's Review Corner

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
“There is not one weak link in the long list of subordinate character singers, and the orchestra, with Michael Schønwandt conducting, is absolutely superb… My major problem is to stop playing it.”
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14/06/2013   Fyens Stiftstidende

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"En velfortjent genfødsel"
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Photo: Balmer Dixon

Discography

Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
Symphony No. 2 The Earth Anew
Sunleif Rasmussen

CD 8.226175 (2016)

Fête galante
Fête galante
Poul Schierbeck

SACD 6.220637-38 (2013)

A true operatic feast: Schierbeck’s Fete galante from 1931 is lyrical and warm, glitteringly orchestrated and has Denmark’s best singers in the main roles

Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornetts Christoph Rilke
Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornetts Christoph Rilke
Paul von Klenau

SACD 6.220532 (2007)

A rediscovered major Late Romantic work for baritone, choir and orchestra


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