Tuva Semmingsen, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano

Tuva Semmingsen

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Michael Morelli
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Ole Justesen
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INTRODUCTION

Tuva Semmingsen is an elegant Barocco and Mozart mezzo-soprano with attractive voice and nice presence.

RECENT AND FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Recent performances of Tuva Semmingsen include:

  • Irene/Theodora by Händel and Vivaldi recital at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and at Karlsruhe Händel Festival;
  • Claudio/Lucio Cornelio Silla at Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen;
  • Mozart Requiem with Copenhagen Chapel Choir and also with Malmö Symphony Orchestra;
  • a concert tour with Esbjerg Ensemble;
  • Film music concerts with Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra;
  • Zerlina/Don Giovanni at Den Ny Opera;
  • Rosina/Il barbiere di Siviglia at Bergen International Festival and at Nordnorsk Opera;
  • Ruggiero/Alcina at the Royal Danish Opera and the Norwegian Opera;
  • Alcina/Orlando Paladino at Drottningholms Slottsteater.

Future highlights among others include:

  • Daniel/Belshazzar by Händel at Zürich Opera House;
  • Irene/Theodora by Händel in Moscow Concert Hall;
  • Hermia/A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Malmö Opera;
  • concerts with DR (Danmarks Radio);
  • New Year’s Concert with Aalborg Symfoniorkester.

BIOGRAPHY

Tuva Semmingsen was born in Norway and trained at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen.

In previous seasons the artist performed Idomeneo on tour with Les Arts Florissants/Christie, Rosina at the Norwegian State Opera and in Opera de Nancy and Reims and Giulio Cesare with Le Concert d’Astree and Emmanuelle Haïm at the Opera of Lille. At the concert podium she sang Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Fabio Biondi. At the Royal Danish Opera Tuva Semmingsen has sung Rosmira/Partenope, Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro, Gymnasiast/Lulu, Lola/Cavalleria, Meg Page/Falstaff.

Other productions are Giulio Cesare at the Norwegian Opera conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini and directed by Stefan Herheim, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Grand Opéra de Reims, Don Giovanni at the Royal Danish Opera as Zerlina, and Nerone/L’Incoronazione di Poppea, among others under the direction of David McVicar.

Tuva Semmingsen made her debut in 1999 at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen as Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro, a role she also performed at Teatro la Fenice, Venice in 2000. At the Royal Danish Opera she has also appeared amongst other as Sesto/Giulio Cesare, Angelina/La Cenerentola, Minerva and Melanto in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, and as Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Tuva Semmingsen – Mignon by A. Thomas – Connais-tu le pays

Tuva Semmingsen – L’heure espagnole by M. Ravel

REVIEWS

Le nozze di Figaro, W. A. Mozart,  Royal Danish Opera 2016

“Opsætningen har omvendt gjort pagen Cherubino mere komisk, mere dobbelt, mere sammensat end ellers. Tuva Semmingsen synger ham som forrygende, forførerisk og feminin middelhavsmand. Måske med realitystjernen Gustav som forbillede.

Hun skal for eksempel synge »Voi che sapete«, operaens ubetinget største hit, alles klare favorit – men tør ikke rigtig. Læg også mærke til hendes halvt usynlige minespil med pianistinden ude til venstre. Præcis sådan.”
Berlingske, 2016

Le nozze di Figaro, W.A.Mozart, Royal Danish Opera 2016

“Den tvekønnede Cherubino var med på kaninholdet som lille liderlig hankanin, der humpede dameben eller sad blændet i grevindens lygter […]Tuva Semmingsen er stemmemæssigt en suveræn Cherubino og havde fået godt med kød på sin rolle med latinohår og større selvsikkerhed, end det normalt er Cherubino beskåret.”

Information.dk, 2 Mar 2016

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