Sine Bundgaard

Biography

Danish soprano Sine Bundgaard made her professional debut in 2003 at the Royal Danish Opera as Gilda in Verdis Rigoletto. Her international debut was as Zerbinetta in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera municipal de Marseille in 2002. Her German debut at Bayerische Staatsoper was as Fiakermilli in Strauss' Arabella in 2006. Since then she has enjoyed an extensive international career, both as an opera, concert, oratorio and recital singer and guested Opera National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper and Drottningholm Slottsteater in Stockholm, as well as in Marseille, Antwerpen, Nancy, Lausanne, Theatre de Champs-Elysee Opera Comique, Teatro delle muse di Ancona, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik and the Danish National Opera.

Her EMI debut-series recording 2005, with orchestra songs by Strauss, Duparc, Berg and Poulenc, was voted Vocal CD of the Year and received raving reviews internationall

in 2009 she joined the ensemble at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. She now covers a wide range of the lyric soprano repertoire: Contessa Almaviva, Pamina, Donna Elvira, Juliette, Michaëla, Desdemona, Nedda, Nannetta, Lauretta, Lulu, Silvia di Avila, Manon Lescaut (Henze), and Jenny in Weill's Mahagonny.

In season 18/19 in Copenhagen she will once again sing Contessa Almaviva in Figaro, followed by her role debut as Liu in Turandot in a new production by Lorenzo Fioroni conducted by Alexander Vedernikov. In spring '19 she will make another debut as Fru Ingeborg in the Danish nationalopera Drot&Marsk by Peter Heise. This new production will be directed by Kasper Holten and conducted by Michael Schønwandt.
As part of the Great Opera Masterpieces series at Tjajkovskij Hall in Moscow she will sing Angelica in Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli. The season includes concerts with Brahms Requiem and Händel The Messiah.

In 17/18 Sine Bundgaard made her role debut as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi, and sang Silvia di Avila in Thomas Ades' highly accaimed The Exterminating Angel in Tom Cairn's production.

In 2016/17 she appeared as Juno a.o. in The fairy queen with Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jenny in Mahagonny directed by Graham Vick conducted by Julien Salemkour.

In 2015/16 she sang Manon Lescaut in Henze's Boulevard Solitude in a new production by Lotte de Beer conducted by Jeremie Rhorer and Contessa Almaviva in Mozart's Figaro directed by Elisa Kragerup, conducted by Andreas Spering.

Sine Bundgaard is much in demand as an oratoriosoloist; recently in Bach's H-minor mass, Verdi's Requiem, Dvorak Requiem, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and Brahms' Requiem.

Sine dedicates much time to the Lied-repertoire. In 2016 she created a recital-program with songs to the lyrics of danish poet J.P. Jacobsen set into music by a whole string of composers, including Carl Nielsen, Zemlinsky, Delius just to name a few.

She was featured on 3 recordings released in 2014/15: Castiglionis Salmo XIX with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda on Chandos in 2015, the Danish composer John Frandsen's highly acclaimed Requiem with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2013 (world premiere) on Dacapo, and Verdi Requiem in a live-recording form 2012 with Per Enevold on Classico.

Recent contemporary roles include Silvia di Avila in Thomas Ades' The exterminating angel (2018), the title-role in Bergs Lulu in the Stefan Herheim-production from 2010 for which she received a Reumert-nomination as Singer of the year, The Cheshire cat in Unsuk Chins Alice in wonderland at Bayerische Staatsoper conducted by Kent Nagano(2008) and soprano 2 in Wolfgang Rihm’s highly acclaimed Dionysos at the Holland festival with Pierre Audi and Ingo Metzmacher(2011)

An experienced early music singer, she sang the titlerole in Handels Theodora in 2017 and Costanza in Handel's Riccardo Primo (Franco Fagioli) at the international Handel-festival in 2015, both in Karlsruhe, Angelica in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino with Rene Jacobs at the Edinburgh and Innsbruck festival (2011), Amelite in Rameau’s Zoroastre with Christoff Rousset and Pierre Audi in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris (DVD opus Arte)(2009), Drusilla in Monterdi’s Orfeo with McVicar (2008) and Cleonilla in Vivaldi's Ottone in villa with Colonna (2014) both conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

In concert she sang Mahlers 4th symphony in Birmingham with the CBSO and Manfred Honeck, Carmina Burana in Sala Sao Paulo with OSESP and Antoni Wit, Brahms Requiem with Orchestre de Champs Elysee and Philippe Herreweghe, Carl Nielsen's 3rd Symphony with Stockholm Royal Symhony Orchestra and Tobias Ringborg, Lakme in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London with COG, Songs by Strauss and Grieg in Dvorak Hall, Prague with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard, Berg's Sieben frühe Lieder with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Andretta and Messiah with Marcus Creed and the Royal Danish Orchestra.

She worked with the conductors Pier Giorgio Morandi, Gianandrea Noseda, Jeremie Rhorer, Michael Boder, Julien Salemkour, Carlo Rizzi, Ingo Metsmacher, Rene Jacobs, Phillippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano, Bertrand de Billy, James Conlon, Pinchas Steinberg, Michael Schønwandt, Enrique Mazzola, Giancarlo Andretta, Matthias Pintscher, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Andreas Spering, Christophe Rousset, Manfred Honeck, Theodor Guschlbauer, Peter Schneider, Thomas Dausgaard, Thomas Søndergård, Antoni Wit, Rolf Gupta, Alexander Shelley and Tobias Ringborg.

In 2004 she was Artist of the year for Danish National Radio. She received the Aksel Schiøtz prize in 2005, in 2006 she received Elisabeth Don's prize and the Prins Henrik Prize. In 2011 she was nominated as Singer of the Year by the Reumert- committee and in 2016 she received Holger Bruusgaard's Prize of Honour. In 2013 she was knighted by the Queen of Denmark.

Calendar
Repertoire
Opera Roles

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DON GIOVANNI/Donna Elvira
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Pamina
IDOMENEO/Elektra
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Contessa

Christoph Willibald Gluck

ORFEO ED EURIDICE/Euridice

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/Drusilla

Jean Philippe Rameau

ZOROASTRE/Amélite

Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO/Desdemona
FALSTAFF/Nanetta

Gioacchino Rossini

IL VIAGGIO A REIMS/Corinna

Gaetano Donizetti

L'ELISIR D'AMORE/Adina

Giacomo Puccini

TURANDOT/Liu

Charles Gounod

ROMEO ET JULIETTE/ Juliette

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Michaëla

Claude Debussy

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE/Mélisande

Alban Berg

LULU/Lulu

Georg Friedrich Händel

THEODORA/Theodora
RICCARDO PRIMO/Costanza

Antonio Vivaldi

OTTONE IN VILLA/Cleonilla

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

IL PAGLIACCI/Nedda

Hans Werner Henze

BOULEVARD SOLITUDE/Manon Lescaut

Unsuk Chin

ALICE IN WONDERLAND/Cheshire Cat

Thomas Adés

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL/Silvia

Kurt Weill

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAGAGONNY/Jenny Smith
Oratorios and Sacred Works

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor BWV 232
Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
St. John Passion BWV 245
Cantata "Ich hab' genug" BWV 82
Cantata "Non sa che sia dolore" BWV 209

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mass in C minor, KV 427
Requiem KV 626

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem in D minor, Op.48

Ludwig van Beethoven

Missa Solemnis

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Franz Schubert

Mass in E flat major, D950

Hector Berlioz

L'enfance du Christ

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem

Antonin Dvorak

Stabat Mater
Requiem

Felix Mendelssohn

Psalm 42, op. 42 Wie der Hirsch schreit
Orchestral Works

Alban Berg

Sieben frühe Lieder

Benjamin Britten

Les Illuminations, Op. 18

Arnold Schönberg

String Quartet no.2, Op. 10

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Cello Ensemble

Carl Nielsen

Fynsk forår

Hector Berlioz

Les nuits d'été

Richard Strauss

Vier letzte Lieder
Brentano Lieder, Op. 68

Franz Schubert

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D 965, op. post.129 Lied for soprano, piano and clarinet

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"
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Photo: Jens Peter Engedal

Photo: Jens Peter Engedal

Photo: Jens Peter Engedal

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