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Kirsten Dolberg  

contralto

Kirsten Dolberg trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Århus, as an organist and choral conductor, and graduated in 1972. She studied singing with Bodil Magid and later with Hans Gertz of the Opera Academy in Stockholm. She has also studied with Anna Reynolds for several years. Kirsten Dolberg has given innumerable lieder recitals and concerts, has appeared in opera productions, and has performed with important conductors like Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gary Bertini, Okko Kamu, Leif Segerstam and Donald Runnicles. Her performance in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Jean Cox at the Tivoli Concert Hall was unique. In 1994 she performed Des Knaben Wunderhorn on several occasions at the Royal Danish Opera. Kirsten Dolberg has appeared several times in Verdi's Requiem, and each time a unanimous press has acclaimed her performance. In 1992 Kirsten Dolberg sang the contralto part in the St. John Passion at the Tivoli Concert Hall with Peter Schreier conducting, and she was immediately invited to appear in his performance of the St. Matthew Passion the next season. Kirsten Dolberg has recorded Mahlers Second and Eighth Symphonies with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam. She made her opea debut in the Danish National Opera's production of Der Ring des Nibelungen as Erda and the First Norn. She has appeared in the same roles in the Chatelet Opera's new production conducted by Jeffrey Tate, and has also guested at the opera in Oslo.

Live Dates

29/09/2010   MusicWeb International

C.E.F. Weyse: The Key Masterpieces
"This set gives every appearance of being a well informed and inspiringly chosen Weyse introduction"
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Photo: Rigmor Mydtskov

Discography

The Key Masterpieces
The Key Masterpieces
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse

CD 8.226105-06 (2010)

The 3rd issue in Dacapo’s Perspectives series fully portrays this ingenious composer of the Danish Golden Age

Dronning Dagmar
Dronning Dagmar
Poul Schierbeck

CD 8.224104 (1999)

Raffinerede værker for sang og orkester af Carl Nielsens yndlingselev

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!

Cantatas
Cantatas
C.E.F. Weyse

CD 8.224049 (1997)

Ædleste klassicisme i Weyses kantater til jul og påske

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

CD 8.224051 (1996)

Moses
Moses
Herman D. Koppel

CD 8.224046 (1996)


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