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Sten Byriel  

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Sten Byriel (bass) trained at the Royal Academy of Music in Århus and the Opera Academy in Copenhagen. He made his debut as Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in 1985, and since then has been engaged as a soloist at the Royal Danish Theatre, where he has sung Mozart roles such as Figaro and Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello and the Commandant in Don Giovanni. He has also sung Henrik in Carl Nielsen’s Masquerade, Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, the Grand Inquisitor and the Monk in Verdi’s Don Carlos, Osmin in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Klingsor in Parsifal. He sang as a guest at the Wiener Volksoper as Figaro in 1989-93, and since 1997 has been a guest soloist at the Staatsoper in Berlin.

Live Dates

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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22/07/2016   Avant Scène Opéra

CARL NIELSEN Maskarade
[..] "Si la précision musicale et la prise de son ne peuvent rivaliser avec celles de l’enregistrement studio, voilà néanmoins le témoignage d’une soirée on ne peut plus festive."
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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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21/11/2011   Gramophone

Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician
"Holten has produced a serious, thought-provoking drama and as such it is not to be underestimated."
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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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Photo: Martin Mydtskov Rønne www.mydtskov.dk

Discography

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

Antikrist
Antikrist
Rued Langgaard

BD 2.110409BD (2010)

Blu-ray version of the acclaimed DVD production of Rued Langgaard's doomsday opera

Maskarade (DVD)
Maskarade (DVD)
Carl Nielsen

DVD 2.110407 (2007)

The Danish "national opera" in a rebellious, witty new interpretation

Antikrist
Antikrist
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220523-24 (2006)

The SACD production of Rued Langgaard's magnificent doomsday vision. allegorical opera

Antikrist (DVD)
Antikrist (DVD)
Rued Langgaard

DVD 2.110402 (2005)

Langgaard’s ecstatic vision of doom in prizewinning recording. Indescribable!

Belisa
Belisa
Poul Rovsing Olsen

CD 8.226013 (2004)

Chamber opera based on Lorca’s erotic, surreal drama

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

Songs
Songs
Lange-Müller & Heise

CD 8.224033 (1997)

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

CD 8.224051 (1996)


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