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Palle Knudsen

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Palle Knudsen (baritone) graduated from the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen in 1998. In 1999 he became a member of the soloist ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera where he saw great success in his first season performing as Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Since then he has sung more than 25 different operas at the Royal Danish Opera, in London, New York, Tel Aviv, Paris, and other opera houses around the world.

Most recent and future engagements include Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Don Giovanni at Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv as well as Marcello in La Boheme, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Dr Falke in Die Fledermaus, Ping in Turandot and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd at the Royal Danish Opera.

Palle Knudsen has worked with several conductors such as René Jacobs, Adam Fischer, Manfred Honeck, Marc Soustrot, Peter Schreier, Okko Kamu and Heinz Fricke. He appears regularly as a concert singer in masses and oratorios and is a frequently used soloist with Scandinavian orchestras.

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