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Louise Alenius

composer
1978
Louise Alenius © Josefine Seifert

Louise Alenius is a Danish classical composer whose work includes operas, ballet music, choral pieces and string quartets as well as commercial music. She often enters into close collaborations with actors in other arts around the development of larger joint works, where the musical narrative plays a crucial role. She has received several music awards and Reumert nominations for her radical and innovative works including the 1-1 performance series Porøset at the Royal Danish Theater, the choir piece Rite of Nothing for the Cisterns, the opera Silent Zone and her miniature opera for the dying, Prequiem. Louise Alenius is the conductor of the choir Korage, which consists of several Danish soloists, and she is currently writing a major new opera for the Royal Danish Opera, which will premiere in 2022. In November 2019, she received Denmark's largest single cultural award, the honorary prize Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen's Legat.

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