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Gert Henning-Jensen  

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Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor) trained at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen. He made his debut at the Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, in 1992 as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He was engaged by the Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, where he has sung many lyrical roles, for example in operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Richard Strauss and Beethoven; he has also taken on the lighter Wagner roles in Tannhäuser and Die Meistersinger. Abroad he has sung at the opera houses in Rome, Berlin and Trieste, appeared at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and sung as a guest in Rome, Trieste, Liège, Brussels, Vienna, Zürich, Basle and Baden-Baden. In April 1998 he made his debut at the Metropolitan in New York as David in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, a role he also sings at Covent Garden in London.

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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09/09/2010   The Royal Physician hits in UK and the US
The DVD release of Bo Holten's opera gets top marks in the world's leading opera periodicals
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08/04/2010   New videos: The Visit of the Royal Physician
View promotion trailer and artists' interviews from our spectacular new DVD production of Bo Holten's opera "The Visit of the Royal Physician"
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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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03/01/2012   Opera

Poul Ruders: Selma Jekozà
"...an outstanding record of a quite extraordinary work. I can't recommend it too highly"
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05/12/2011   American Record Guide

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
"The performance and production are beyond reproach. Camera work keeps the singers in almost constant close-ups, and their acting is compelling. So is their singing."
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01/10/2011   Klassisk

Poul Ruders: Selma Jezková
4/5 Stars

"Det cirkulære handlingsforløb og den enkle scenografi virker stærkt og klart på skærmen"
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30/06/2011   International Record Review

Poul Ruders: Selma Jezková
"The whole production is a triumph of dramatic focus and concentration ... If a UK staging of Selma Jezková is not already scheduled, it certainly ought to be."
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01/06/2011   David's Review Corner

Poul Ruders: Selma Jezková
"One act operas have been singularly unsuccessful in the history of opera, but this compelling story may prove the exception".
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02/09/2010   Opera News

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
"The cast is superb...The Royal Physician would make a welcome addition to the world's great opera houses."
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02/09/2010   Opera Magazine

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
"The performances are admirable, without exception." DISC OF THE MONTH September 2010
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19/07/2010   Records International

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
"A compelling and emotionally gripping opera in the finest tradition of the genre."
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11/06/2010   Nordjyske Stiftstidende

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
5 Stars

"Man kan kun glæde sig over DVD'ens udsøgte kvalitet."
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07/05/2010   Klassisk

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
4 Stars

"Smukkere kærlighedshistorie skal man lede længe efter"
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15/03/1996  

F.L.Ae. Kunzen Holger Danske
AMERICAN GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE
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15/03/1996  

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
DANISH GRAMMY AWARD
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Photo: Miklos Szabo

Discography

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

Selma Jezková (Dancer in the Dark)
Selma Jezková (Dancer in the Dark)
Poul Ruders

DVD 2.110410 (2011)

Poul Ruders' heart-rending opera from 2010 based on Lars von Trier's film "Dancer in the Dark"

The Visit of the Royal Physician (DVD)
The Visit of the Royal Physician (DVD)
Bo Holten

DVD 2.110408 (2010)

Bo Holten's new and greatly received opera on DVD recorded live from the Royal Opera in Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid; The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town
The Little Mermaid; The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town
Bent Sørensen; Per Nørgård

CD 8.226046 (2006)

Two new Danish masterworks inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

Kafka's Trial
Kafka's Trial
Poul Ruders

CD 8.226042-43 (2006)

The vibrant successor to Ruders’ world success The Handmaid’s Tale

The Sleeping Draught
The Sleeping Draught
C.E.F. Weyse

CD 8.224149-50 (2001)

Complete recording of the charming and lively Singspiel that became one of the hits of the 1800s in Danish music

The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
Poul Ruders

CD 8.224165-66 (2001)

Vor tids stærkeste opera – et genialt og rystende værk

Liden Kirsten
Liden Kirsten
J.P.E. Hartmann

CD 8.224106-07 (1999)

The beloved ballad opera with a libretto by Hans Christian Andersen. Denmark in a nutshell!

Elverskud (The Elf King's Daughter)
Elverskud (The Elf King's Daughter)
Niels W. Gade

CD 8.224051 (1996)

Holger Danske
Holger Danske
F.L.Ae. Kunzen

CD 8.224036-37 (1995)


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