Sine Bundgaard

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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 in Munich 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 at Opera National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Drottningholm Slottsteater in Stockholm, as well as in Marseille, Antwerpen, Nancy, Lausanne, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
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 with orchestra songs by Strauss, Duparc, Berg and Poulenc, was voted Vocal CD of the Year 2005 and received raving reviews internationally.

In 2009 she was invited to join the ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. Here she developed into a lyric soprano and covers a wide range of the repertoire: Contessa Almaviva, Pamina, Donna Elvira, Juliette, Michaela, Nedda, Nannetta, Lauretta, Lulu, Manon Lescaut (Henze), and Jenny in Weills Mahagonny.

In 17/18 she will make her role-debut as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello conducted by Morandi. She also sings Silvia in Thomas Ades' The exterminating angel and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, all at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen. She will also sing Mendelssohn's Psalm 42 and give Schubert-recitals in Norway, Italy and Denmark accompanied by a.o. Roland Pöntinen and Marianna Shirinyan.

In 2016/17 she appeared as Juno a.o. in The fairy queen with Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jenny in Mahagonny directed by Graham Vick,conducted by Julien Salemkour, and Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. In 2015/16 she added Manon Lescaut in Henze's Boulevard solitude in a new production by Lotte de Beer conducted by Jeremie Rhorer to her repertoire.

Sine Bundgaard is much in demand as an oratorio soloist, recently in Bach's H-minor Mass, Verdi's Requiem, Dvorak rRquiem, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem.

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

She has been a returning guest at the international Handelfestival in Karlsruhe. In 2015 as Costanza in Handels Riccardo Primo, sung by Franco Fagioli, in a highly acclaimed production by Benjamin Lazar and in 2017 in the title role in the oratorio Theodora.

She was featured on 3 recordings released in 2014/15: Castiglionis Salmo XIX with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda on the Chandos label in 2015, the Danish composer John Frandsen's highly acclaimed Requiem with the Danish National 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 the title-role in Berg's 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 Chin's 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 Angelica in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino with Rene Jacobs at the Edinburgh and Innsbruck festivals (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 des Champs Elysee and Philippe Herreweghe, Carl Nielsens 3rd Symphony with Stockholm 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 Arhus Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Andretta and Messiah with Marcus Creed and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Sine Bundgaard has worked with the conductors 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 Søndergaard, 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 Dons prize and the Prins Henrik prize. In 2011 she was nominated as singer of the year by the Reumert- committee and In 2016 she recieved Holger Bruusgaards Prize of Honour. In 2013 she was knighted by the Queen of Denmark.

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Repertoire
Opera Roles

Alban Berg

LULU/Lulu

Antonio Vivaldi

OTTONE IN VILLA/Cleonilla

Charles Gounod

ROMEO ET JULIETTE/ Juliette

Christoph Willibald Gluck

ORFEO ED EURIDICE/Euridice

Claude Debussy

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE/Mélisande

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/Drusilla

Gaetano Donizetti

L'ELISIR D'AMORE/Adina

Georg Friedrich Händel

RICCARDO PRIMO/Costanza
THEODORA/Theodora

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Michaëla

Giacomo Puccini

TURANDOT/Liu

Gioacchino Rossini

IL VIAGGIO A REIMS/Corinna

Giuseppe Verdi

FALSTAFF/Nanetta
OTELLO/Desdemona

Hans Werner Henze

BOULEVARD SOLITUDE/Manon Lescaut

Jean Philippe Rameau

ZOROASTRE/Amélite

Kurt Weill

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAGAGONNY/Jenny Smith

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

IL PAGLIACCI/Nedda

Thomas Adés

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL/Silvia

Unsuk Chin

ALICE IN WONDERLAND/Cheshire Cat

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Alban Berg

Sieben frühe Lieder

Arnold Schönberg

String Quartet no.2, Op. 10

Benjamin Britten

Les Illuminations, Op. 18

Carl Nielsen

Fynsk forår

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

Hector Berlioz

Les nuits d'été

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Cello Ensemble

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Richard Strauss

Brentano Lieder, Op. 68
Vier letzte Lieder
Oratorios and Sacred Works

Antonin Dvorak

Requiem
Stabat Mater

Felix Mendelssohn

Psalm 42, op. 42 Wie der Hirsch schreit

Franz Schubert

Mass in E flat major, D950

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem in D minor, Op.48

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem

Hector Berlioz

L'enfance du Christ

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Ludwig van Beethoven

Missa Solemnis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mass in C minor, KV 427
Requiem KV 626
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Photo: Jens Peter Engedal

Photo: Jens Peter Engedal

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