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Torsten Nielsen

Baritone

Torsten Nielsen holds a master degree in choir conducting and singing from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

He has been a member of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble for more than 20 years, as well as appearing as a guest singer with Paul Hillier’s Ars Nova Copenhagen and Theatre of Voices.

He is often heard as a soloist in works such as Fauré’s Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, J. S. Bach’s Cantatas and Passions and Grieg’s Four Psalms for baritone solo and choir.

Recently he sang the very high bas part in J. S. Bach’s Cantata 194 “Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest “ with  Aarhus Bach Society, proving his wide baritone-range to be confused with a tenors voice in the later positive concert reviews. Torsten also received several positive critics and reviews as the evangelist in Musica Ficta’s recording of Lassus’ St. Matthews’ Passion.

Furthermore, Torsten is a passionate lied performer, his favorite repertoire being the song cycles of Mahler, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. This spring Torsten performed lieder by the danish composer C.E.F. Weyse and Schubert,  accompanied by Christian Westergaard on fortepiano in Copenhagen.

Daniel Carlsson

Kontratenor

Daniel Carlsson er født i Ängelholm, Sverige, 1980 og er uddannet på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium med eksamen i 2009.

Han er regelmæssigt engageret på scener som Det Kongelige Teater i København og Drottningsholms Slottsteater i Stockholm og havde i 2018 rollen som Der Sohn i Hans Gefors’ opera Parken på Malmøoperaen.

Daniel var evangelist i Sven David Sandströms uropførelse af hans St. John-passion i Konzerthaus Berlin. Han arbejder ofte sammen med Concerto Copenhagen og Lars Ulrik Mortensen og har blandt andet indspillet Händels Brockespassion i januar 2019.

I operaen “Myte om Mørke” på Copenhagen Operafestival medvirkede Daniel som solist. Desuden sang han foråret 2019 counterpartiet i uropførelsen af den svenske komponist Daniel Börtz’ nyskrevne symfoni i Koncerthuset Stockholm.

Blandt hans engagementer i den kommende tid er rollen som Apollon i Brittens Opera “Døden i Venedig” på Göteborgoperaen foråret 2020.