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Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen

· mezzo soprano & contralto ·

INTRODUCTION

Danish mezzo soprano and contralto Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen has established herself as one of the most exciting and innovative young artists of her generation.

Acclaimed for her characteristic, velvety voice, musicality and charismatic stage presence, Anne-Sofie’s repertoire spans wide: from heartfelt, flowing baroque arias and lush romantic lines to lighthearted operetta, Disney and jazz classics. 


She holds an MA in Opera from Royal Academy of Music in London, has frequently sung for the Danish Royal Family, Parliament, on live radio and TV, and has studied and performed alongside internationally acknowledged artists and pedagogues; Susan McCulloch, James Baillieu, Iain Ledingham, Trevor Pinnock and Ulrich Stærk. 


When not performing, Anne-Sofie has created the brand and community called “SINGFLUENCER” and uses her online platforms of more than 8000 audience members to raise awareness of the arts, talk about mental health and creative entrepreneurship.


Engagements for 2020/2021 include Mrs Noye in Noye’s Fludd (Leipzig Youth Festival, cancelled due to COVID), Florence Pike (Albert Herring, St Paul’s Opera, cancelled due to COVID), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Teater Undergrunden), Copenhagen Opera Festival (masterclass and concert with Susan Bullock), Absalon Salons (Copenhagen, September).

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MEDIA

RECORDINGS

“Min salme”-series: “Jeg kender et land”

Grundtvig/L.M Lindeman

Jakob Stevns-Lorentzen, pianist

April 2021

B. Britten: “Puppet, why so?”

Hermia’s aria from
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Naoki Toyomura, pianist

February 2020

G.F. Handel: “But who may abide” from The Messiah

Royal Masonic Chapel, Amersham Music Festival
Conductor: Iain Ledingham
December 2019

1. I.P.E. Lange-Müller: Sulamiths Sang i Skovduelunden
2. J. Brahms: Unbewegte laue Luft
3. G. Finzi: It was a lover and his lass
Piano: Cameron Richardson-Eames
June 2019

G.F. Handel: “Un altra volta ancor” from Partenope

Hampstead Garden Opera, May 2019

Jackson Lane Theatre, London

Arsace: Francis Gush

Conductor: Bertie Baigent

J.S. Bach: “Können Tränen meiner Wangen” 

from St Matthew Passion

Duke’s Hall, London

Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

February 2019

AuDIO

Grundtvig’s Church Choir

Conductor: Mads Høck

December 2019

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· OFF STAGE ·

· PRESS ·

REPERTOIRE

Opera

G. Bizet

· Carmen – Carmen (scenes)


B. Britten

· Albert Herring – Florence Pike

· Noye’s Fludde – Mrs Noye

· The Rape of Lucretia – Lucretia (scenes)


G.F. Handel

· Partenope – Rosmira/Eurimene

· Giulio Cesare – Sesto / Cornelia (scenes)

· Orlando – Orlando (scenes)

· Semele – Juno (role study)

· Hercules – Dejanira (role study) 


W.A. Mozart

· Die Zauberflöte – 3rd Lady/3rd Boy


G. Puccini

· Madama Butterfly – Suzuki


G. Rossini

· L’italiana in Algeri – Isabella (role study)

· Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Rosina (scenes)


M. Ravel

· L’enfant et les Sortilégés – L’enfant/Maman


P. Tchaikovsky

· Eugen Onegin – Olga (scenes)


A. Thomas

· Mignon – Mignon (role study)

CONCERT / Oratorio

J.S Bach

B Minor Mass, Magnificat, St Matthew Passion (English + German), St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio (English + German), Cantata BWV 34, BWV 170

 

H. Berlioz

Les Nuits d’Été (excerpts)

 

J. Brahms

Alto Rhapsody

 

G.F. Handel

The Messiah (415 + 440 hz), Judas Maccabaeus, Dixit Dominus

 

N. W. Gade

Elverskud (The Mother)

Korsfarerne (Armida)

 

W.A. Mozart

Coronation Mass, Requiem, Sparrow Mass

 

G. Rossini

Petite Messe Solenelle 

 

A. Vivaldi

Missa di Gloria

BIOGRAPHY

Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen

is a Danish mezzo-soprano and contralto. Hailing north from Copenhagen, Anne-Sofie grew up in a home full of music and creativity. Her first instruments were the cello and the piano, before discovering her love for singing at 14.


After finishing high school in 2010 she got accepted into Copenhagen Pre-Conservatoire (MGK) before beginning her bachelor studies in music and voice at Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2013. 


2013 was a fruitful year for Anne-Sofie as she won 3 prizes in the national singing competition “Unge Sangere” as well as signing a contract with the acknowledged Holmen’s Church Choir & Vocal Ensemble, frequently performing for the Danish Royal Family, Danish Parliament, Royal Navy & transmitted on Danish Broadcasting and Radio.


In 2017 Anne-Sofie won a place and a scholarship on the day of auditioning at Royal Academy of Music in London, and proceeded to study on the Preparatory Opera Master Programme with professors Susan McCulloch, Giles Underwood and James Baillieu.


A keen lieder and oratorio recitalist, Anne-Sofie joined RAM’s prestigious Song Circle, was a frequent KOHN Foundation Bach Cantata Series soloist, working with high profile conductors; Iain Ledingham, John Butt and Trevor Pinnock among others.

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Anne-Sofie’s voice is often described rare, characteristic, velvety and “chocolaty” and very well suited for the lower mezzo/contralto repertoire, making her a sought after oratorio soloist. Especially her performances in the baroque receive critical acclaim. Along with several Messiah performances, soloist performances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Instruments of Time and Truth along with Anne-Sofie’s acknowledged English operatic debulet as Rosmira in Handel’s Partenope with Hampstead Garden Opera.

"Her voice is like honey stirred in café au lait with a drop of cognac. I was very impressed by the young Danish mezzo soprano Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen."
"Blowaway performance from Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen as Rosmira/Eurimene". Jensen's mezzo-soprano is all richness and smoothness."
"Suzuki (Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen) had fine nuances in her singing and characterisation."
KulturKupéen, August 2021
“Miss Jensen created perhaps the most rounded character on stage”
Planet Hugill, May 2021

Known for her charismatic stage presence and dramatic talent, Anne-Sofie’s operatic performances include L’enfant in “L’enfant et les Sortileges”, The Artist in Ib Nørholm’s The Garden Wall, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Danish operatic debut, Teater Undergrunden, 2021). Opera scenes include title roles in Der Rosenkavalier and Carmen as well as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Sevilia). Operatic performances cancelled due to COVID-19 were Mrs Noye in Britten’s “Noye’s Fludd” for the Leipzig Youth Opera Festival 2020 and Florence Pike in Britten’s “Albert Herring” for St Paul’s Opera.


Anne-Sofie is grateful to have been supported throughout her studies by Operaens Venner, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden, Augustinusfonden, Felthusens Fond, Josephine Baker Trust and Leverhulme Trust.


When not performing, Anne-Sofie has created the brand and community called “SINGFLUENCER” and uses her online platforms of more than 8000 audience members to raise awareness of the arts, talk about mental health and creative entrepreneurship. 


She lives in Copenhagen with her partner and their cat Atlas. In her sparetime Anne-Sofie enjoys traveling, macrame, playing piano and long walks in the forest (sometimes accompanied by her cat).

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