Tuva Semmingsen



Tuva Semmingsen was born in Norway and trained at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen. 

Recently the artist has performed Irene/Theodora by Händel and Vivaldi recital at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Claudio/Lucio Cornelio Silla at Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Mozart Requiemwith Copenhagen Chapel Choir, a concert tour with Esbjerg Ensemble, Film music concerts with Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Irene/Theodora at Karlsruhe Händel Festival, Mozarts Requiem with Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Zerlina/Don Giovanni at Den Ny Opera, Rosina/Il barbiere di Siviglia at Bergen International Festival and at Nordnorsk Opera, Ruggiero/Alcina at the Royal Danish Opera and the Norwegian Opera and Alcina/Orlando Paladino at Drottningholms Slottsteater.

Future highlights among others include Daniel/Belshazzar by Händel at Zürich Opera House and Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream at Malmö Opera. 

In previous seasons the artist performed Idomeneo on tour with Les Arts Florissants/Christie, Rosina at the Norwegian State Opera and in Opera de Nancy and Reims and Giulio Cesare with Le Concert d'Astree and Emmanuelle Haïm at the Opera of Lille. At the concert podium she sang Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Fabio Biondi. At the Royal Danish Opera Tuva Semmingsen has sung Rosmira/Partenope, Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro, Melisande/Pelleas et Melisande, Gymnasiast/Lulu, Lola/Cavalleria, Meg Page/Falstaff.

Other productions are Giulio Cesare at the Norwegian Opera conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini and directed by Stefan Herheim, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Grand Opéra de Reims, Don Giovanni at the Royal Danish Opera as Zerlina, and Nerone/L’Incoronazione di Poppea, among others under the direction of David McVicar.

Tuva Semmingsen made her debut in 1999 at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen as Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro, a role she also performed at Teatro la Fenice, Venice in 2000. At the Royal Danish Opera she has also appeared amongst other as Sesto/Giulio Cesare, Angelina/La Cenerentola, Minerva and Melanto in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, and as Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

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Le nozze di Figaro, W. A. Mozart,  Royal Danish Opera 2016
"Opsætningen har omvendt gjort pagen Cherubino mere komisk, mere dobbelt, mere sammensat end ellers. Tuva Semmingsen synger ham som forrygende, forførerisk og feminin middelhavsmand. Måske med realitystjernen Gustav som forbillede.

Hun skal for eksempel synge »Voi che sapete«, operaens ubetinget største hit, alles klare favorit – men tør ikke rigtig. Læg også mærke til hendes halvt usynlige minespil med pianistinden ude til venstre. Præcis sådan."

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