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Helge Rønning  

tenor

Helge Rønning was born in Norway. After studying in Oslo he concluded his training at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen, where he studied with among others Bodil Gümoes and Tonny Landy. He has sung several tenor roles in the bel canto repertoire: Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at the Norwegian Opera, Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La cenerentola at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg and Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elissir d’amore at Musikdramatisk Teater as well as the Norwegian Opera. Helge Rønning has also appeared as a soloist in passions, cantatas and oratorios by Bach, Händel, Haydn and Mendelssohn with the Danish regional orchestras and others. He has sung contemporary opera - including Systema Naturae at The Other Opera, Edvard F. Bræin’s Anne Pedersdotter in Kristianssund, Norway, and Nuit des hommes at Holland House.

Live Dates

27/10/2015   Fanfare

HOLMBOE: Requiem for Nietzsche
"Solo and choral singing is first rate, the orchestra plays with impassioned commitment and technical excellence, and Schønwandt’s conducting is that of a true believer. This is a very important piece of 20th-century choral literature, and thus a rational candidate for the Classical Hall of Fame"
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06/10/2004   Politiken

Per Nørgård: Nuit des Hommes
4/6 Stars

”Dette er Nørgårds mest helstøbte opera overhovedet … Det er musik der gør ondt og kun mere, fordi den også er smuk”
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22/05/2002   BBC Music Magazine

Vagn Holmboe: Requiem for Nietzsche
5/6 Stars

"Both the soloists are impressive and Michael Schønwandt and his chorus and orchestra seem totally possessed."
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Discography

The Key Masterpieces
The Key Masterpieces
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.226101-02 (2009)

An outstanding introduction to the clear-sighted master of 20th-century Nordic music

Nuit des Hommes
Nuit des Hommes
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226011 (2004)

Per Nørgård’s shattering anti-war opera for two singers with texts by Apollinaire

Requiem for Nietzsche
Requiem for Nietzsche
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224207 (2002)

An impressive, uncompromising oratorio based on the life of Nietzsche – a major work in Danish music


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