Jonathan Koppel, tenor


Danish tenor Jonathan Koppel has got his Bachelor degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2015. He also studied privately with the internationally renowned opera singers, Reinaldo Macias and Helena Kaupóva.

He had his first experience with the opera stage at the age of only 5 in Copenhagen, contributing to The Royal Operas production of Madama Butterfly in the role of Cio-Cio-Sans child, Dolore.

His recent and future engagements include debuts at The Royal Opera of Copenhagen and at The Danish National Opera in Aarhus, Schubert’s Mass in e flat with Copenhagen Phil and both the Messiah and Christmas Oratorio in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg, also Camile de Rosillon in Die lustige Witwe with The Operetta Company. Recently he had a breakthrough as Fenton in Falstaff at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg and in years to come are Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in the Danish Freemason’s yearly production, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Remendado in Carmen with Opera Hedeland, Torquemada in L´Heure Espagnole under the baton of maestro Lawrence Foster with The Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Operetta roles include Feri in Die Csárdásfürstin, St. Brioche in Die Lustige Witwe, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus and the huge role of The Operetta Hero in Singenspiel, Waltzing Hearts with The Danish Operetta Company, touring all of Denmark.

Koppel is a much sought-after oratorio soloist in his homeland, with his repertoire including Händel’s Messiah,Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, b-minor Mass and Magnificat in D, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Rossini’s Messa di Gloria and Petite Messe Solennelle, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Requiem as well as all of his Masses.

Koppel’s recitals consist of programs with opera & operetta, Lieder mostly by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Beethoven, Italian da camera songs and Spanish canciones.

Jonathan is born into the musical dynasty of the Koppel family, headed by his great-grandfather, the composer and concert pianist, Herman D. He is receiver of several prizes and scholarships.

Opera roles

Gaetano Donizetti


Franz Léhar

DIE LUSTIGE WITWE/Camille de Rosillon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Gioacchino Rossini


Johann Strauss


Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO/ Cassio
Concert repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor BWV 232
St. John Passion BWV 245
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

C minor Mass, KV 427
Coronation Mass KV 317
Requiem KV 626

Giacomo Puccini

Missa di Gloria

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater
Petite Messe Solenelle
Valdemar Lønsted, Information
Nannetta and her lover Fenton, whom her father condemns, are actually minor participants in the plot, but they were sung as if they were the main roles. Sofie Lund and Jonathan Koppel both performed attractively well and seduced with their voices. The soprano with a brilliance in the high tessitura and he with a beautiful and powerful lyric tenor; especially impressing was Koppels third act aria, where he poured out exclamations of love, which Boito borrowed from Boccaccios short story collection, Dekameron.
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Photo by Mathias Lovgreen