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Dénise Beck


Soprano Dénise Beck studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, under Professor Franz Lukasovsky, Sir Charles Spencer and Istvan Bonyhadi. In 2008 she had her debut at the Volksoper Wien as Komtesse Anastasia in Die Csardasfürstin by Kálmán. Shortly after, she sang Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Salzburger Landestheater. At the Bregenzer Festspiele in 2013 and 2014 she sang Papagena inDie Zauberflöte and the title role in L’Hirondelle inattendue by Simon Laks. Under Michael Schønwandt she recorded the main role of Suzon in Poul Schierbeck’s Fête galante for Dacapo Records, with Bo Skovhus and Morten Frank Larsen among others. Dénise Beck’s engagements in recent years include Grethe in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel at the Oslo Opera, Gade’s Elverskud with Schønwandt and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Radial System with the Zafraan Ensemble in Berlin, Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. Dénise Beck has received several prizes, including the Inga Nielsen Prize, the 2011 Talent Award of Danish national radio (P2), and was declared Sonning Laureate in 2012. In 2021, she was decorated with the Order of Dannebrog.

  • C.F.E. Horneman


  • Carl Nielsen


  • Poul Schierbeck

    Fête galante