News

AILEEN ITANI

MEZZO-SOPRANO

UPCOMING


There are still a few chances to catch me in the role of the Beggar Woman in Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical SWEENEY TODD at the Royal Danish Theatre.  My last show, clearly scheduled by someone with a dark sense of humour, will be February 14. Get more information (and your tickets) here!


And it's here at last: our live recording from the Danish National Opera of Paul von Klenau's MICHAEL KOHLHAAS, is available for streaming on Danmarks Radio's website.  Enjoy it here!


RECENT WORK


SWEENEY TODD

STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Royal Danish Opera


BEGGAR WOMAN

Featured role


In the first of what promises to be a series of musicals at the Royal Danish Opera, I was fortunate to be able to draw on my early experience in the American musical theatre genre to explore the sad fate of the Beggar Woman – whom everyone brushes aside, but whose past caps Sweeney's final, greatest tragedy.



MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

PAUL VON KLENAU

Danish National Opera


LISBETH

Female lead


This gorgeous rediscovered work of huge historical interest – it was the first opera, in 1933, to make use of twelve-tone techniques – was heard by audiences for the first time in more than eight decades in a lavish and moving production.



MASS

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Nordic Opera/
Odense Symphony Orchestra


SOLOIST/STREET CHORUS

"Thank You"


This Danish premiere of Bernstein's seminal work was conducted by the inimitable David Firman and named "Classical Event of the Year" by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.



SOL GÅR OP, SOL GÅR NED

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN

Royal Danish Opera


SULAMITH

Female lead


This dean of Danish composers swore he'd never write an opera – but when the Royal Opera's director Sven Müller heard he had one written and waiting, he snatched it up for DKT's 10th anniversary season at the Opera House on Holmen.  The sold-out run received universally rave reviews.