Tuva Semmingsen

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

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

Future engagements include a.o. Irene/Theodora at Karlsruhe Händel Festival, Mozarts Requiem with Malmö Symphony Orchestra and concert with Helsingborg Symphony Orchester.

Recent engagements include 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.

Previous seasons has included 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, Dryade/Ariadne auf NaxosMelisande/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.


Photo Gallery
Repertoire
Audio / Video Gallery

A. Vivaldi

Allegro non molto (Sum in...

A. Vivaldi

Alleluia (Sum in medio te...

“L’heure espagnole” by M....

A. Thomas - Connais-tu le...

Reviews

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."

Member of The International Artist

Managers' Association

Iama (www.iamaworld.com)

Member of/Associé de l'Association

Européenne des Agents

Artistiques (www.aeaa.info)