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Bo Kristian Jensen (Tenor)

Born: Denmark

The Danish tenor, Bo Kristian Jensen, Bo Kristian Jensen trained at the USAís oldest existing academy of music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, where he won First Prize in the local Vocal Net Ohio Art Song Competition in 2003. After completing his vocal studies with Professor Kirsten Buhl Møller at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen, he joined the ensemble at Royal Danish Opera. He also won the 2003 Henry Purcell prize at The Orpheus Competition, Tenesee; and both the first prize and the audience prize at the 2005 Aarhus Summer Opera Young Singer's competition.

Bo Kristian Jensen began to appear as a soloist with several of Denmarkís smaller opera companies, both Musikteateret Undergrunden and the Århus Summer Opera. Opera engagements to date include Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Christian in John Frandsenís opera trilogy Tugt og Utugt i mellemtiden at Aarhus Summer Opera; Jenik (The Bartered Bride) at Oberlin Opera Theatre Ohio; and Lehrbube in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and The Journalist in Neils Rosing Schouwís Dommen at Royal Danish Opera. Other roles were in works like Rossiniís La cenerentola, Engelbert Humperdinckís Hansel and Gretel and John Frandsen's Undermålerne. In 2005-2006 season he sang his first major role at the Royal Theatre as Count Almaviva in the Theatreís new production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. He has since added Don Ottavio and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor to his repertoire. Opera highlights in 2007-2008 season include Don Ottavio and Aufidio (Lucio Silla) at Royal Danish Opera.

In concert Bo Kristian Jensen has performed J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243), B Minor Mass (BWV 232), Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and St John Passion (BWV 245), George Frideric Handelís Messiah, Mozartís Requiem, Pucciniís Messa di Gloria and the Sergei Rachmaninovís Vespers and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Most recently he has performed Mozartís Requiem (arranged by Honeck) with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck at Usedom Festival and in Stockholm.

Source: Harrison Parrott (2007-2008) & Naxos Websites
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2008)

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HarrisonParrott: Bo Kristian Jensen, Tenor

Bo Kristian Jensen Biography (Naxos)

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