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John Olsen

The Danish tenor John Olsen sings musicals as well as Wagner-operas.

The Danish tenor John Olsen trained as a teacher at Haslev Seminarium 2002-2007. 2012 he started taking private singing lessons – and later also attended master classes in Copenhagen.

Season 2018/19 he sang Piangi in the musical Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber at Det ny teater in Copenhagen, and 2019 he was Dr. Høyer in Børresen’s one act Den kongelige gæst (The Royal Guest) at Copenhagen Opera Festival and at Opera of Funen.

Season 2019/20 John Olsen joined Theater Chemnitz in Germany as 2. Priester/1. Geharnischer in The Magic Flute by Mozart, and was rehearsal cover for both the title role in Wagner’s Lohengrin – and for Siegmund in Die Walküre.

Autumn 2020 Olsen visited Bergen National Opera for the first time, to sing the role as Malcolm in Verdi's Macbeth, but due to the Covid-19-situation, this production was cancelled short time before the premiere.

Future plans for 2021 is among others the role as Despair in Antikrist (Antichrist) by the Danish composer Rued Langgaard, in Copenhagen as well as in Glasgow. And returning to Theater Chemnitz he will sing Siegmund in Die Walküre, and Max in Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz (The Marksman).

(November 2020)