While finishing her studies in
the Lied-class in Vienna, Dénise Beck had her debut at the Volksoper Wien as
Komtesse Anastasia in Die Csardasfürstin by Kalman. Shortly hereafter she
performed as Blondchen/Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Salzburger
Landestheater as well as soloist with the Strauss Ensemble der Wiener
Symphoniker on tour in Japan, at a concert at the Bregenzer Festspiele as well
as in the Musikverein Wien.
Dénise Beck's recent
engagements include Grethel/Hänsel und Grethel at the Oslo Opera og
Ballett as well as both Blumenmädchen/Parsifal, Adele/Die Fledermaus
and Soprano-soloist at the New Year’s Concerts at The Royal Theatre
Copenhagen. Beck also performed with the Bamberger Symfoniker conducted by
Michael Schönwandt, and was invited to sing at 50th Birthday of His Royal
Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark.
Future engagements include
Pamina/Zauberflöte and Leonora/Maskarade at the Royal Theatre
Copenhagen, Sofie Scholl/Weisse Rose and Violetta Valerie/Traviata
at the Funen Opera and Gulnare/Aladdin in a CD recording with the Danish
National Symphony Orchestra.
Other engagements include Carl
Nielsen's Symphony 3 with BBC Scottisch Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas
Dausgaard, Sidi in Kuhlau's Lulu at Copenhagen Royal Opera, Adina/L' elisir d'
Amore at Danish National Opera in Aarhus ,one of the female leads in the new
opera "Brothers" at the Danish National opera staged by Kasper
Holten, Bach/Matthäuspassion with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, the
soprano part in the opera "La Douce" by Emmanuel Nunes at Berliner
Staatsoper and 'Radial System' with the Zafraan Ensemble in Berlin. Also among
others: Musetta/La bohème and Bertha/Il barbiere di Siviglia in Heidenheim,
Papagena/Die Zauberflöte at Bregenzer Festspiele, Fiordiligi/Cosi fan Tutte at
Opera Hedeland, Leonora/Maskerade with Concertgebouw, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte at
Den Norske Opera and Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Michael Schönwandt in
Copenhagen as well as Amanda/Le Grand Macabre at The Royal Opera in Copenhagen.
She furthermore performed
Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi/Cosi fan Tutte, Carolina/Il matrimony Segreto,
Morgana/Alcina, Frasquita/Carmen and Alena (the main role of Orpheus 68 – a new
opera composed by Paul Schwarz from New York).
She also recorded the main
role of Suzon in Schierbeck’s Fête Galante with among others Michael
Schønwandt, Bo Skovhus and Morten Frank Larsen. In 2015 was released a
CD-recording with the Danish Symphony Orchestra of Carl Nielsen´s „Maskerade“
with Dénise Beck in the role of Leonora.
Apart from opera, Dénise Beck
is a renowned oratorial singer. She has performed as soloist in the C minor
mass by Mozart, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Beethovens 9th Symphony, Gloria by
Poulenc, the B minor mass by Bach, and many other masses and cantatas by Haydn,
Mozart and Händel. In 2015 she also released a
"unknown Nielsen" Cd published with Johan Reuter.
Dénise Beck has received
several Prizes such as: Aalborg Opera Prize 2017, Else Brems Prize 2015, The
Inga Nielsen Prize, the Talent Award of the Danish National Radio 2011 and was
announced Sonning Laureate 2012.
She was also was awarded the
1st prize in the Danish competition „Young Singers“ in 2004, just before she
was accepted at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. She
studied with Professor Franz Lukasovsky, Sir Charles Spencer and Istvan
Dénise Beck has received the
Axel Schiøtz Prize 2016 for her interpretation of and dedication to the
Another interest of Dénise
Beck is contemporarymusic (operas, masses, lieder...). She has thus performed
at the Tiroler Festspiele in a new mass by Christoph Cech, which was
broadcasted on Ö1 (The National Radio in Austria). She also performed at the
Konzerthaus Wien with songs for soprano and orchestra by the swedish composer
Fredrik Bobr. She has performed with ensemble Zafraan in Berlin and (among
others) performed pieces by Nicolai Worsaae, György Ligeti and Martin Hiendl.
Dénise Beck has performed on
stages such as Volksoper Wien, Salzburger Landestheater, Royal Opera
Copenhagen, Oper Klosterneuburg Vienna, Konzerthaus Wien, Musikverein Wien,
Bregenzer Festspiele, Wigmore Hall London, Teatro Nacional de Brasil, OperaCity
Tokyo, Bunkan Kaikan Tokyo, Den Nye Opera Bergen Norway, The Concerthall
Copenhagen, the Radiohall Copenhagen, The Royal Danish Opera, The Danish
National Opera, Den Norske Opera Oslo and Opera Hedeland Denmark.