Jonathan Koppel, tenor


Jonathan Koppel is an acclaimed young tenor in his native Denmark - and now also on the international opera stage.

Having had his debut in Shostakovichs both humerous and horrendous Die Nase at The Royal Opera in Copenhagen, Tamino in Ole Anders Tandbergs much-loved production of Die Zauberflöte at The Royal Opera in Stockholm soon followed.

Jonathan is joining The National Opera in Aarhus in fall 2022 in the same role - and he will back at The Royal Danish Opera in the next season.

Born into the musical dynasty of the Koppel family, headed by his great-grandfather, the composer and concert pianist, Herman D., Jonathan is the first in the fourth generation of musicians and has already manifested himself as a soloist on the classical music scene of Scandinavia.

Jonathan gained Bachelor Degree from The Royal Danish Academy Of Music in 2015, after which private studies with the internationally renowned opera singers, Reinaldo Macias and Helena Kaupóva, took over. He had his first experience with the opera stage at the age of only 5, contributing to the production of Madama Butterfly in the role of Cio-Cio-San’s child, Dolore, at The Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.

In the years to come he will perform Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in the Danish Freemason, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Remendado in Carmen at the open air venue of Opera Hedeland, Torquemada in L´heure espagnole with Copenhagen Phil under the baton of Maestro Lawrence Foster and recently. In the season 2021/22, came the breakthrough as Fenton in Falstaff at The New Opera in Esbjerg.

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

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

Recitals consist of programmes with opera & operetta, Lieder mostly by Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss and Beethoven, Italian da camera songs and Spanish canciones.

Jonathan is a 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