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.
He is currently enrolled at the Royal Danish Theater’s new and prestigious 2-year Young Artist Program, where he already have had a big success on singing Tamino in 'Die Zauberflöte' by W.A. Mozart, and can be heard as the main role Pierre in 'Intet' by D. Bruce in November. His singing teacher at the education is Anne Margrethe Dahl. In parallel with his studies Jacob has received tutoring from the internationally recognized tenor Reinaldo Macias and former professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Susan McCulloch.
Jacob Skov Andersen has already sung several roles on the Danish opera scene: In February 2020 Jacob had his debut 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’. In the 2019/2020 season he had his debut at the Royal Danish Theater in the roles of: Stimme eines Jungen Seemannes and Ein Hirt in 'Tristan und Isolde' by R. Wagner and Gastone in 'La Traviata' by G. Verdi. He was supposed to sing the role as Luke in 'The Handmaid’s Tale' by P. Ruders, but it was cancelled because of the COVID-19 lock down. In recent years Jacob has also played the male lead of Prince Paris in the Operetta Company Polyhymnia’s production of J. Offenbach’s ‘La Belle Hélène’ as well as in The Royal Theatre’s huge success 'Amadeus', which played 34 sold out performances.
Jacob often performs as a soloist in opera concerts and oratorios, and he has among others sung the demanding tenor part in Rossini's ‘Petit Messe Solenelle’, tenor soloist 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 and Edith Aller’s memorial Scholarship 2019.