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Stig Fogh Andersen  

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Stig Fogh Andersen (tenor) made his debut in 1979 at the Danish National Opera in Aarhus, and since 1980 has been a soloist at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, where his roles have included Leander in Carl Nielsen’s Masquerade, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Jonathan in Carl Nielsen’s Saul and David, the title role in Per Nørgård’s Siddharta, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, King Erik and Rane Johnsen in Heise’s King and Marshal, Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio and the title role in Britten’s Peter Grimes. Stig Fogh Andersen is appearing in the 2000/2001 season in Queen of Spades and Otello at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen. Stig Fogh Andersen is one of the world’s busiest Wagner singers and has sung the title roles in Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Tristan and Isolde, Parsifal and Die Meistersinger in cities like Copenhagen, Zürich, Berlin, Chemnitz, Munich, Houston, Mannheim, Strasbourg and Cologne - as well as the great tenor roles in The Ring, for example at the Metropolitan in New York, as well as in Aarhus, Helsinki, London, Buenos Aires, Turin, Amsterdam, Chicago and Berlin. He has sung Florestan at the Bregenz festival and in Aarhus, Zürich and Munich, the tenor part in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Edinburgh, Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder in Tivoli under Marek Janowski, and for EMI he has made a CD recording of Franz Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln with the conductor Franz Welser-Möst.

Live Dates

22/07/2015   Gramophone Editor's Choice for Maskarade
Vores nye Maskarade-indspilning med DR SymfoniOrkestret og Michael Schønwandt høster i disse dage fornemme roser hos de engelske kritikere - bl.a. en Editor's Choice i Gramophone.
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03/06/2015   Video trailer: MASKARADE
New video from the recording sessions for Carl Nielsen's opera "Maskarade" in DR Koncerthuset
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23/08/2016   The Art Music Lounge

PER NØRGÅRD Siddharta
"Siddharta is indeed a great work of art, and I strongly urge you to hear it for yourself."
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29/07/2016   Ballet Review

CARL NIELSEN Maskarade
[..] "The many pleasures of this very Danish score (with touches of Verdi’s Falstaff) seem to come naturally to Johan Reuter as Henrik, Niels Jørgen Riis and Dénise Beck as the lovers, and Anne Margrethe Dahl and Stephen Billing as Leander’s parents." [..]
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01/03/2016   Nouveauté

CARL NIELSEN Maskarade
4/4 Stars

[..] "Cette interprétation séduit totalement tant elle répand bonne humeur et humour tout en magnifiant les trésors de la partition." [..]
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22/01/2016   American Record Guide

CARL NIELSEN: Maskarade
"Chorus and orchestra are incontestably authoritative. The sound is superbly vivid. As I have said before, jaded opera lovers, who think there are no new discoveries to be had, should rush to secure this recording while it lasts. It, and the work itself, are irresistible!"
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01/01/2016   The Irish Times

CARL NIELSEN: Maskarade
4/5 Stars

"Well sung and interpreted as here, Maskarade deserves to be much more widely known."
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01/12/2015   L'Avant-Scène Opéra

CARL NIELSEN Maskarade
[..] "Malgré quelques faiblesses dans la distribution qui n'entachent pas gravement la réussite du projet, Schønwandt a donc eu pleinement raison de confir aux micros Dacapo sa novelle version de cette œuvre jubilatoire."
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11/11/2015   Audiophile Audition

CARL NIELSEN: MASKARADE
5/5 Stars

"With the excellence of the cast, completely delightful and engaging, plus the radiant playing of the DNSO under Michael Schonwandt in sound that is state of the art and wonderfully balanced, this is simply the recording to own."
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10/11/2015   Opéra

CARL NIELSEN Maskarade
3/4 Stars

"[..] un excellent chef danois de réputation internationale (Michael Schønwandt) et une belle brochette de chanteurs, majoritairement danois."
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01/11/2015   Diapason

CARL NIELSEN Maskarade
[..] "je suis convaincu que cet enregistrement aura conduit de nombreux amateurs d'opéra vers cette célébration musicale de l'amour et de la vie."[..]
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01/11/2015   Oper!

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
"(...) Und für die jüngste Einspielung der Maskarade sind es erneut Chor und Nationalorchester, die unter der federnden, buffoleichten und temperamentvollen Leitung von Michael Schønwandt diese melodiös funkelnde, vor witzigen tonsetzerischen Einfällen nur so sprühende Opernrarität für das dänische Label Dacapo aufgenommen haben. Entstanden ist eine Einspielung, die rundum überzeugt..."
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14/10/2015   Concerto Net

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
4/5 Stars

"Maskarade, a lasting cornerstone within Danish culture"
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13/10/2015   Opera Now

Nielsen: Maskarade
"…interesting, enjoyable and worth investigating"
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06/10/2015   Diapason d'Or - Octobre 2015

Maskarade - Diapason d'Or
5/5 Stars

"La baguette alerte et subtile de Michael Schønwandt est aussi à l’aise dans le ton XVIIIe que dans la veine populair."
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01/10/2015   Klassiekezaken

Bruisende muziek
"Nielsen wilde Le nozze di Figaro, Falstaff en Die Meistersinger naar de kroon steken en dat is hem voortreffelijk gelukt."
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01/10/2015   Gramophone

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE TO… Nielsen beyond the symphonies

"Few works underscore Nielsen’s desire to overturn the old order better than this, a snapshot from 1906 of a changing Denmark that advocates art for all and freedom in youth. It’s full of marvellous tunes and orchestral joie de vivre, particularly in this new recording. Not many composers can tread the line between profundity and froth, but Nielsen does so deliciously even when the opera collapses into a cavalcade of partying."
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01/10/2015   Das Opernglas

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
"Vom Danish National Symphony Orchestra unter der Leitung von Michael Schønwandt liegt nun das Werk des dänischen Nationalkomponisten in einer im vergangenen Jahr entstandenen beachtenswerten Einspielung vor..."
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01/10/2015   Ascolta

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
"Det er blevet en helt rigtig Maskarade til tiden"
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16/09/2015   The Guardian

CARL NIELSEN: Maskarade
4/5 Stars

"Cast, conductor and orchestra relish every bar"
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07/09/2015   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
"The singing on this Dacapo set is just fabulous; it’s consistently accurate and imaginative… This gorgeous set confirms Michael Schønwandt as a Nielsen conductor of rare distinction; a Maskarade for the ages."
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03/09/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

CARL NIELSEN: Maskarade
6/6 Stars

"Denne udgaves virkelige trumfkort er Michael Schønwandt og det virtuost spillende DR Symfoniorkestret"
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01/09/2015   BBC Music

Nielsen: Maskarade
5/5 Stars

Nielsen for the modern age
"Micheal Schønwandt conducts with great detail and sweep"
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21/08/2015   Pizzicato

NIELSEN: MASKARADE
5/5 Stars

"Die Sänger, die für diese Produktion engagiert wurden, bringen die Komödie auf hohem Niveau zu Leben und da auch Schoenwandt die leichte und spritzige Musik des Komponisten mit viel Sinn für den klugem Witz auf die höhere Qualitätsschiene hebt, ist alles vereint, um dem Hörer zwei vergängliche Stunden mit geistreicher, sprühender Musik zu garantieren."
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21/08/2015   Pizzicato

CARL NIELSEN: Maskarade
"Die Sänger, die für diese Produktion engagiert wurden, bringen die Komödie auf hohem Niveau zu Leben"
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21/08/2015   Musicweb International

Nielsen: Maskarade
*RECORDING OF THE MONTH*
This is a wonderful set, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Offhand it’s hard to imagine a happier celebration of Nielsen’s 150th anniversary.
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29/07/2015   BBC Music Magazine

Nielsen: Maskarade
"This latest CD boasts probably the strongest cast on record so far. The mighty bass Stephen Milling catches the ageing paterfamilias Jeronimus’s comically fallible humanity likeably."
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24/07/2015   Gramophone EDITOR's CHOICE

Nielsen: Maskarade
"As with Scriabin, Nielsen’s anniversary invites us to reassess the composer with new recordings, in this case a fourth—and successful—outing on disc for Maskarade."
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17/07/2015   The Times

Simple and sunny - is this really Carl Nielsen?
4/5 Stars

"This exemplary new studio recording is a must-have… Here is a cast whose singing brings the comedy to life under the expert baton of Michael Schønwandt. Enjoy two hours of top-notch light music and brush up your Danish in the process."
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13/07/2015   SA-CD.net

Nielsen: Maskarade
"Throughout, Michael Schønwandt keeps an iron grip, particularly on the pacing of the sometimes quite complex interactions of soloists and choir. He also ensures that the many dances have rhythmic spring and lilt, and that there are plenty of major contrasts in both speed and dynamics as Nielsen’s score demands. The soloists are in top voice (...) Their comical mocking voices and sneering descriptions of character friends are well done and amusing. It is immediately obvious that the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choir are also fired up, keeping the listener in thrall throughout the three acts."
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30/06/2015   David's Review Corner

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
"The sound is excellent with ideal balance between soloists and orchestra which also reveals every small orchestral detail."
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09/06/2015   Politiken

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
5/6 Hjerter

"Alt føles rigtigt, og han kommer paletten rundt. Både det kradsbørstige og det poetiske sidder lige i øjet."
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15/04/1995   Classical Music on the Web

Per Nørgård: Siddharta
"The recording is perfectly satisfactory and I am happy to recommend this essential acquisition for those interested to explore this improtant composer."
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15/04/1995   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Siddharta
"Superb performances."
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Photo: Martin Mydtskov Rønne www.mydtskov.dk

Discography

Maskarade
Maskarade
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220641-42 (2015)

The Royal Guest
The Royal Guest
Hakon Børresen

CD 8.226020 (2005)

A wonderful fable of love – and one of the most successful Danish operas ever

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

Siddharta
Siddharta
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224031-32 (1995)

Vocal and Instrumental Works
Vocal and Instrumental Works
Bernhard Lewkovitch

DCCD 9207-08 (1993)


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