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Inger Dam-Jensen

Soprano

  • Hailed by the Financial Times as a soprano“ who has everything – great looks, a sparkling voice that never loses its quality, glittering allure and intensity”, Inger Dam-Jensen won the coveted Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1993, and since then has established herself as a singer of the highest calibre, both in concert and on the operatic stage.

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  • An outstanding performer on the concert platform, Inger Dam-Jensen’s core repertoire focuses on the Romantic period, including Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Symphonies No.2 and No.4, Beethoven Missa solemnis and Symphony No. 9, Strauss Vier letzte Lieder and Brentano Lieder and Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem. She has performed with top orchestras around the world including the New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Oslo Philharmonic, Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Royal Swedish Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She has worked under many notable conductors such as Christoph von Dohnányi, Sir Colin Davies, Xian Zhang, James Conlon, Edo de Waart, Thomas Dausgaard, Herbert Blomstedt, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ernesto Martinez-Isquierdo, Claus Peter Flor, Bernard Haitink, Vassily Sinaisky, Thomas Søndergård, Vasily Petrenko and Marin Alsop.


    At home in Denmark with Royal Danish Opera, Dam Jensen’s operatic roles have included Leonora in Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade, title role Alcina, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Juliette Romeo et Juliette, Liu Turandot, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Zdenka Arabella, Ophelia Hamlet, Norina Don Pasquale, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Adina L’elisir d’amore, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Musetta La bohème, Gilda Rigoletto, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta La traviata, Michaela Carmen and title role in Partenope. Previous operatic roles include Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Opera Bastille, Despina Così fan tutte, Blondchen Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail, Lisa La Sonnambula for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Sifare Mitridate for Geneva Opera, and Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Royal Swedish Opera.

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Performances

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Opera repertoire

Bizet
Micaëla Carmen


Donizetti
Adina L'elisir d'amore
Norina Don Pasquale


Gounod
Juliette Roméo et Juliette
Marguerite Faust*


Handel
Cleopatra Giulio Cesare
Title role Alcina
Title role Partenope


Mozart
Contessa Le nozze di Figaro*
Donna Anna Don Giovanni
Fiordiligi Così fan tutte
Pamina Die Zauberflöte


Puccini
Liù Turandot
Mimì La bohème*


Strauss, R
Title role Arabella*
Countess Capriccio*
Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier*


Thomas
Ophelia Hamlet


Verdi
Nanetta Falstaff
Violetta La traviata


*In preparation

Concert repertoire

Bach, J.S
B minor Mass
Selected Cantatas
Christmas Oratorio BWV.248
St Matthew Passion
St John Passion


Berg
Sieben Frühe Lieder


Berio
Folksongs


Berlioz
Les nuits d'été


Beethoven
Symphony No. 9


Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem


Britten
Les Illuminations


Bruckner
Mass in F minor


Grieg
Peer Gynt


Handel
Messiah
Solomon


Haydn
The Creation
The Seasons


Mahler
Symphony Nos. 2, 4 and 8
Des Knaben Wunderhorn


Mendelssohn
Elijah
Lobgesang Symphony no. 2
A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Messiaen
Poèmes pour Mi


Mozart
Requiem
Exsultate Jubilate
Concert arias


Prokofiev
Le Vilain Petit Canard


Scarlatti
Trompel Arias


Schubert
Lazarus
Mass in A minor


Sibelius
Orchestral songs
Luonnotar


Strauss, R
Four Last Songs
Orchestral songs

Inger Dam-Jensen is still a kind of rarity in Danish musical life. She has obvious star quality, with cheekbones designed to be lit up, a figure enveloped in soft fabrics, and a voice that is so rich in overtones and delicate colour transitions that on a good evening one can become quite giddy.

klassik.org

The soloist was the Danish soprano Inger Dam-Jensen, a singer whose clear tone and dazzling top notes were ideal for the music.

Manchester Evening News

Jensen brought [...] an artless beauty. In her three songs by Strauss, she showed just why her interpretations of this composer are acclaimed: the colouring and expressivity of the words were subtly realised, with the bloom of her voice at its most radiant in the last song, Cäcilie.

The Guardian

Intermusica represents Inger Dam-Jensen worldwide, excluding Scandanavia

Julia Maynard
Director / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902
jmaynard@intermusica.co.uk

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Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Special projects

Charles Hazlewood

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Rupert Enticknap

Stage director

David Alden

Andreas Homoki

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles