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Danish opera singer Jacob Skov Andersen (b. 1990) was born and raised in Copenhagen. His musical career started at the young age of 9 when he was admitted to the singing school Sankt Annæ Gymnasium. Consequently, several years as a boy singer followed in the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, which cemented his interest in singing and music.

In the summer of 2022 he graduated from Royal Danish Theater’s new and prestigious 2-year Young Artist Program, where he already has had a big success on singing  Tamino in 'Die Zauberflöte', Don Ottavio in ‘Don Giovanni’ and as the leading part Pierre in 'Intet' by D. Bruce, for which he was awarded the Reumertprize award as ‘Singer of the year 2021’. He studied with singing teacher and principal Anne Margrethe Dahl, and has as well studied privately with the internationally recognized tenor Reinaldo Macias and former professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Susan McCulloch. 

From the 2022/23 season Jacob has become a member af the solist-ensemble at the Royal Danish Theater. In the first season he will take on the roles of Kudriash in ‘Katja Kabanova’, Luke in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ af P. Ruders, Alfredo in ‘La Traviata’ and Ferrando in ‘Cosi fan Tutte’. 

Jacob Skov Andersen has already sung several substantial roles on the Danish opera scene: In the summer of 2021 he made a critically acclaimed debut as Pinkerton in 'Madame Butterfly' at Operaen i Svendborg. In February 2020 as Leander in C. Nielsen’s 'Maskarade' with Helsingør Chamber Opera, and in August 2019 he had his debut as Rodolfo in G. Puccini’s beloved masterpiece ‘La Boheme’ at Copenhagen Opera Festival 19’. 

He also regularly performs as a soloist in opera concerts and oratorios, and he has among others sung the tenor part in: Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with Danmarks Underholdningsorkester, Schubert’s ´Mass no. 6’, Rossini's ‘Petit Messe Solenelle’ with Ensemble Storstrøm, in Mozart's ‘Requiem’, in Haydn's ‘Stabat Mater’ and several times in Händel's ‘Messiah’.

Jacob Skov Andersen is the recipient of the Roager Foundation’s 2019 talent award, Edith Aller’s memorial Scholarship 2019 and Editor Hans Voigt’s memorial Scholarship 2020/2021.

© 2019  - photos by Gerald Geerink

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