Inger Dam-Jensen

“Here is a soprano who has everything – great looks, a sparkling voice that never loses its quality, glittering allure and intensity.” -The Financial Times

Winner of the coveted Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1993, Inger Dam-Jensen has established herself as a soprano of the highest calibre, both in concert and on the operatic stage.

An outstanding performer on the concert platform, Inger Dam-Jensen’s core repertoire focuses on the Romantic period, including Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 4, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony, Strauss Brentano Lieder and Brahms’ Requiem. She has performed with orchestras around the world including the New York Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and 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 and Vassily Sinaisky.

Inger’s operatic roles include Pamina Die Zauberflöte 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 Michaela Carmen. At home in Denmark with Royal Danish Opera, roles include Juliette Romeo and 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.

Her discography includes Peer Gynt for Teldec; Solomon under Paul McCreesh for DGG, Ein Deutsches Requiem for Chandos and a selection of Carl Nielsen songs for DaCapo; the latter received the Gramophone award for Best Vocal Recording that year. The Royal Danish Opera’s production of Giulio Cesare is available on DVD for Harmonia Mundi and her first solo album of songs by Richard Strauss has just been released.

Inger Dam-Jensen began her formal music education at the Royal Danish Academy of Music before moving to the Danish Opera School in 1990 to study with Professor Kirsten Buhl Møller.

Highlights of the 2011/12 season include Grieg songs and Neilsen Symphony No 3 with the CBSO, Grieg and Sibelius orchestral songs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Brahms Requiem with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Royal Danish Opera she will sing Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte and Flower Maiden Parsifal.

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