Ditte Højgaard Andersen
Ditte Højgaard Andersen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Opera in Copenhagen under Susanna Eken, and she is today recognized as one of Scandinavia’s leading coloratura sopranos. Her core repertoire is the virtuoso roles of the Baroque, but since recently it also comprises Mozart and Strauss. Ditte began her international career in the soloist ensemble on Deutsche Oper in Berlin (2006-08), and in recent years she has sung at several opera houses around Europe. Ditte is a much sought-after concert singer in, a.o., Handel’s The Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s C minor Mass, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Bachs St. Matthew and St. John Passions. In the season 2013/14, Ditte toured Europe with Les Musiciens du Louvre and the conductor Marc Minkowski in Bach’s St. John Passion, also recorded on CD. She is even featured on recordings of La Clemenza di Tito with Adam Fischer; as Bauci in Gluck’s Bauci e Filemone, Cirene in Aristeo with Christophe Rousset, Artenice in Terradella’s Sesotri as well as on a CD with arias and cantatas from the Italian Baroque for Berlin Classics.