Mathias Hedegaard Danish tenor

Mathias Hedegaard dansk tenor

Award-winning Mathias Hedegaard has quickly established himself as a sought after light lyric tenor. His CD recordings of Danish songs and arias has won international recognition, and his interpretations of the Evangelist in Bach’s PASSIONS has rendered collaborations with several of northern Europe’s finest baroque orchestras and conductors.

Mathias Hedegaard Danish tenor

With his strong stage charisma, he has created opera roles in several world premieres by Danish composers. Likewise his Lied recitals are very popular, and are often broadcasted on the Danish National Radio.

Mathias Hedegaard graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2004 and from the Royal Danish Opera Academy in 2007. While still being a student, he made his debut at the Royal Danish Opera as Gastone in LA TRAVIATA in 2006. Shortly after, he created the dual role of Verner/Daniel in the world premiere of Svend Hvidtfeldt Nielsen‘s THE GIFT OF EDEN at Aarhus Summer Opera. In 2007 he sang Acis in Handel’s ACIS AND GALATEA at Innsbrucker Alte Musikwochen, staged by Stephen Lawless and with Lars Ulrik Mortensen as conductor, a role he would later perform at Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht.

Mathias most recent work include engagements with The Royal Danish Opera, The Danish National Opera, Göteborg Opera, Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and Wermland Opera. Mathias Hedegaardʼs repertoire ranges from Monteverdi, Bach, Handel and Mozart to Stravinsky,Britten and contemporary Danish composers such as Niels Marthinsen and Andy Pape.

Mathias Hedegaard is also a sought-after concert singer, often performing MESSIAH, THE CREATION, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, ST. JOHN and ST. MATTHEW PASSIONS and Mozartʼs REQUIEM. His orchestral engagements include concerts with The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Leipziger Kammerorchester, The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra and Baroksolisterne.

He has worked with conductors like Adam Fischer, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Roy Goodman, Giancarlo Andretta, Andrew Parrott and Nicholas Kraemer. As a Lied-singer he has performed in concert halls and at festivals in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria and in the UK.

CD-recordings include SERENADES AND ROMANCES with DR Sinfonietta and Adam Fischer, LOVE SONGS with Tove Lønskov and Carl Nielsen’s CANTATAS with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Bo Holten.

Prizes and awards include The Aksel Schioetz Prize 2006, Gladsaxe Music Prize 2006,The Danish Music Critics Award 2007, Brd. Hartmannʼs Prize 2009 and H.R.H. Prince Henrikʼs Award 2009.

In season 18/19 Mathias will once again perform at Fynske Opera and in several performances with Esbjerg Ensemble

Uddannelse Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium i 2004 og Operaakademiet i 2007 ved professor Kirsten Buhl Møller. Han kunne  opleves i rollen som Sellem i Stravinskijs Lastens Vej på Det Kongelige Teater i 2010 och som Bardolfo i Falstaff 2013 och 2016.

Andre engagementer

Engagementer på Den Jyske Opera André i Snehvides Spejl (11/12) Narcissus i Narcissus og Ekko (10/11)Gastone i La Traviata (09/10)Trin i Pigen fra Vesten (09/10)

Mathias Hedegaard debuterede på Det Kongelige Teater som Gastone i La Traviata i 2006 og sang senere samme år med stor succes dobbeltrollen som Daniel/Verner i uropførelsen af Hvidtfeldt Nielsens Edens Gave på Aarhus Sommeropera. Han har siden blandt andet sunget Male Chorus i Brittens Lucretia på Takkelloftet, Acis i Händels Acis and Galatea på operaen i Innsbruck og titelrollen i Monteverdis Orfeus på Hofteatret i København.

Herudover har han optrådt som solist med landsdelsorkestrene og med blandt andet DR Radiosymfoniorkestret, Helsingborg Symfoniorkester, Concerto Copenhagen, Leipziger Kammerorchester og det anerkendte barokensemble De Nederlandse Bachvereniging i værker som Messias, Juleoratoriet, Skabelsen, Matthæuspassionen og Mozarts Requiem. Han har arbejdet med dirigenter som Adam Fischer, Andew Parrott, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Giancarlo Andretta, Christoph Eberle og Roy Goodman.
Mathias Hedegaard er en efterspurgt liedsanger og har givet koncerter over det meste af Danmark samt i blandt andet Sverige, Skotland, Østrig – oftest akkompagneret af enten Tove Lønskov eller Søren Rastogi.

Indspilninger

Serenades and Romances med DR UnderholdningsOrkestret og Adam Fischer.
Sange af Weyse med Marie Rørbech (DaCapo).
Italian Baroque med Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet (Classico).
Medvirker desuden på DR UnderholdingsOrkestrets indspilning af Idomeneo.

Priser og legater

Mathias Hedegaard modtog Edith Allers Mindelegat i 2001, Gladsaxe Musikpris, Leonie Sonning Musikfonds Stipendiat og Aksel Schiøtz Prisen i 2006 samt Musikanmelderringens Kunstnerpris i 2007

Upplevda föreställningar

OperaRollOperahusDatum
Rucklarens vägSellemDen Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn3.3.2010
Fete GalanteAbbed LauzannesKonsertant i Tivoli Koncertsal18.6.2012
Johannespassionen EvangelistenWermland Opera 3.4.2012
Apollo og Daphne Apollo m fl Hofteatret på Christiansborg slott16.2. 2014
FalstaffBardolfoDen Kongelige Opera i Köpenhamn3.3.2016
Hamlet in Absentia RosenkranzHelsingör slott2017

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