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Michael Kristensen  

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Michael Kristensen trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen. He made his debut in 1994 as Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, where later roles have included Leander in Carl Nielsen’s Masquerade, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Laërtes in Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet, Truffaldino in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, the First Mate in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Cassio in Verdi’s Otello and the Helmsman and the Shepherd in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. In the 1999/2000 season he sang the title role in Kunzen’s Holger Danske in the first modern stage performance of the opera. Michael Kristensen has also sung Alfredo in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus at Opera Ireland in 1998. He has sung in a number of concerts and recorded several CDs with among others the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, for example in Once Upon a Time, conducted by Michael Schønwandt, and in Moses by Herman D. Koppel, and he also appears in the complete Decca recording of Carl Nielsen’s Masquerade. In the 2000/2001 season he is appearing in Holger Danske, Queen of Spades, Otello and Capriccio.

Live Dates

30/08/2016   Die Deutche Bühne

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
“Die filmisch hervorragend reproduzierte Inszenierung von David Pountney erzält in Breitwandformat”
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30/08/2016   Kurier für Karlsruhe

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
“Eine qualitative herausragende Aufnahme unter Leitung von Michael Schønwandt, die bestens dazu angetan ist, für hierzulande eher unbelichtete Werk zu werben.”
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30/08/2016   SWR 2

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
”Lohnenswert und anregend.”
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30/08/2016   OperaLounge

Hexe auf dem Fahrrad
”Michael Sch?nwandt ist der einfühlsame Sachwalter für diese Musik.”
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30/08/2016   Concerti

Nielsens Archaik
4/5 Stars

”Michael Schønwandt am Pult des mit brillianten Streichern aufwartenden Royal Danish Orchestra gestaltet die Melange aus archaischer Wucht, tänzerischer Eleganz und neoklassisch klarer Figuranenanalyse mit einer hervorragendem Ensemble sinnlich und nuanciert.”
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12/07/2016   Avant Scène Opéra

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
[..] "Pour l'interprétation magistrale de Johan Reuter et la direction vibrante de Michael Schønwandt, ce premier DVD de l'œuvre s'impose avec évidence."
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07/07/2016   ConcertoNet.com

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
[..] "The performances are on the whole impressive. Johan Reuter is one of today’s top baritones and he gives a thoroughly committed performance in the title role. Niels Jørgen Riis has a tenor that glows ecstatically [..]. Bass Morten Staugaard is most impressive as Samuel. The young Norwegian baritone, Leif Jone Ølberg, displays a notably attractive voice as Abner." [..]
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31/05/2016   The Wholenote

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
"This exciting DVD presents Carl Nielsen’s remarkable opera Saul and David (1901) recorded live at the Royal Danish Opera, in a production celebrating Nielsen’s 150th birthday. It offers a stellar cast, Michael Schønwandt’s brilliant conducting, David Pountney’s provocative stage direction and optional English or Danish subtitles."[..]
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07/04/2016   MusicWeb International

CARL NIELSEN: Saul og David
"...admiration for a magnificent cast putting their all into a remarkable piece of early Nielsen, […] The upside of this performance is the quality of singing by both soloists and chorus and the magnificently powerful orchestra under the inspired direction of Michael Schønwandt."
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01/04/2016   Classica

Carl Nielsen Saul & David
4/4 Stars

[..] "Une réussite."
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02/03/2016   Forum Opera

CARL NIELSEN Saul og David
"Quant au Saül de Johan Reuter, ses qualités d'acteur impressionnent sans doute davantage que ses pures forces vocales, mais il n'en compose pas moins un mémorable personnage ravagé par le doute et la jalousie."
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02/02/2016   Kristeligt Dagblad

CARL NIELSEN: Saul og David
"På plussiden må noteres, at en række af legebarnet Pountneys påhit er meget virkningsfulde. Og hvad det musikalske angår er alt i de bedste hænder hos Det Kongelige Kapel og Operakor, dirigeret af Nielsen-specialisten Michael Schønwandt."
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01/02/2016   Klassisk

CARL NIELSEN: Saul og David
"Saul er en splittet person, Johan Reuter fremstiller ham formidabelt. Michael Schønwandt skaber musikalsk perfekt indlevelse."
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Photo: Rigmor Mydtskov www.mydtskov.dk

Discography

Saul og David
Saul og David
Carl Nielsen

DVD 2.110412 (2015)

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

Der er et yndigt land
Der er et yndigt land

CD 8.224141 (2000)

Danmark i lommeformat – de største klassiske hits og skønneste melodier

Renaissance
Renaissance
P.E. Lange-Müller

CD 8.224109 (2000)

Fuldmoden dansk nationalromantik af en elsket mester

Tornerose
Tornerose
Peter Heise

CD 8.554967 (2000)

The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty
Peter Heise

CD 8.224132 (2000)

Romantiske koncertstykker for soli, kor og orkester

Der var engang (Once upon a time)
Der var engang (Once upon a time)
P.E. Lange-Müller

CD 8.224084 (1997)

Songs and music from the Romantic fairytale comedy. A bestseller 100 years ago and today!

Moses
Moses
Herman D. Koppel

CD 8.224046 (1996)


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