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Bo Skovhus

Balmer Dixon

Born in Ikast, Denmark, baritone Bo Skovhus studied at the conservatory in Aarhus, at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen and in New York. He started his carrier 1988 at the Vienna Volksoper with a memorable Don Giovanni. Since then, Bo Skovhus has conquered the world. 1997 he was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger. When recently portraying Reimann’s Lear in Hamburg and Paris respectively, he brought both houses down and the press spoke of the “role of his life”. Important events also include Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in Düsseldorf, Vienna and Torino and the creation of the monodrama Siegfried, Nocturne which was composed for Bo Skovhus by Michael Jarrell for the Geneva Wagner Festival 2013. Another highlight featured Bo Skovhus as outstanding Cortez in Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico at the Salzburg Festival 2015. In concert, Bo Skovhus has appeared with the best orchestras throughout Europe, USA and Japan. His extensive repertoire focuses on works of Gustav Mahler and of Scandinavian composers. Besides, the baritone devotes himself intensively to singing Lieder and is regularly invited to the world’s most renowned music centres.