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Jens Albinus  

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As an actor, dramatist and director, Jens Albinus is one of the most independent-minded and uncompromising names in Danish theatre. He trained at the Århus Theatre, where he was employed until 1995 and played many major roles in both older and new works, ranging from Holberg’s Jeppe on the Hill over Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck to Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Later, as an actor, he has worked freelance with several of the country’s leading theatres, including Dr. Dante, the Jomfru Ane Theatre, Mungo Park, Det Danske Teater, Kaleidoskop, the Betty Nansen Theatre, Husets Teater and the Royal Theatre. In 2003 he played the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Kronborg Castle (“Elsinore”). He has also performed on several occasions in German theatre – in 2000 for example in Strindberg’s The Father at the Volksbühne in Berlin, and in 2003 in Basel as Don Rodrigo in Claudel’s The Satin Slipper. Unlike many other actors of his generation he has appeared in relatively few films and TV productions. He had his breakthrough with cinema audiences as the cult leader ‘Stoffer’ in Lars von Trier’s controversial Dogma film The Idiots, had a striking minor role in Per Fly’s The Bench and the absolute leading role in Nils Malmros’ Facing the Truth. On TV he has played Hans Christian Andersen in Kasper Rostrup’s series The Brewer, and in 2004 he reached the really large audiences with the title role in Danmarks Radio’s thriller series The Eagle. Among other honours he has received the Lauritzen Prize, the Inge Dam Grant, ‘Teaterkatten’ and the Herman Bang Travel Grant, and in 2003 both ‘Bodil’ and ‘Robert’ film awards for Facing the Truth.

Live Dates

04/10/2010   DR P2

DR P2 Prize 2010 – Danish Vocal Release of the Year

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18/04/2010   Dansk Musik Tidsskrift

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"Den entusiasme, der præger indspilningen, og den klingende tidsånd fra begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede berettiger fuldt ud udgivelsen."
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04/04/2010   Diapason

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas

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01/04/2010   Classics Today

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"All of the music here is well sung, played, and recorded"
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26/03/2010   Classical Lost and Found

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"The substantial combined forces (...) under conductor Bo Holten are perfectly suited to this celebratory music."
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09/02/2010   Musicweb International

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"The pleasure is enhanced by some wonderfully well-rehearsed singing - burnished and superbly drilled."
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02/01/2010   Jyllands-Posten

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"Den er forfriskende dansk med folkehøjskolen på sidelinjen."
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31/10/2009   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"Bo Holten får alt ud af musikken"
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Discography

Cantatas
Cantatas
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.226079 (2009)

First recordings of newly unveiled and festive works by the great Danish composer

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


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