Danholt is educated from The Opera Academy and The Royal Danish Academy of
Music. He is currently studying with voice coaches Klavs Lewinsky, Gregory
Lamar and Reinaldo Macias.
and future highlights include among
others Hassans Valg at Den Fynske Opera. Drømmeren/Drømmen at
Rued Langgaard Festival, Camille de Rosillon/Den Glade Enke with
Odense Symfoniorkester, Walther/Die Passagierin at Israeli
Opera Tel Aviv, Roderigo/Otello and Tamino/Die
Zauberflöte at Copenhagen Royal Opera.
engagements in recent years also include: Candide/Bernstein with
Norköping Symfoniorkester, Mozart/Requiem with Copenhagen Chapel
Choir, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer in Passionstheater
Oberammergau, conductor Ainars Rubikis (July 2017) , War Requiem with
Aarhus Symfoniorkester, conductor Jaroslaw Kyzlink (May 2017) and Hymnus
Amoris with Münchener Rundfunkorchester, conductor Ulf Schirmer (June
2017), Baron Lummer/Intermezzo (in concert) with Nederland Radio
Philharmonie, conductor David Zinman (March 2017), Beethovens Symphony
9 with Philharmonie Zuid-Nederland, conductor Michael Sanderling (February
2017), Eisenstein/Die Fledermaus (in concert) with Aarhus
Symfoniorkester, conductor Christian Kluxen (January 2017), Der
Prinz/Rusalka at Arizona Opera (October/November
2016), Leonore/Florestan at Buxton Festival, Walter/Die
Passagerin at Florida Grand Opera in Miami in 2016, Erik in Fliegende
Holländer in Seattle in 2016, a role debut as Erik in Der
Fliegende Holländer in Wisconsin, United States and Walter/Die Passagerin at
Michigan Opera Theatre in 2015.
2013/2014 he performed a.o. Claudio in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot at Oper
Leipzig and in Bayreuth, Arindal in Wagner’s Die Feen at Oper Leipzig, Mozart’s
Requiem with Danish Radio Sinfonietta, and Handel’s Messiah with Kristiansand
Symphony Orchestra. Recent engagements include Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with
Sønderjylland’s Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9. Symphony and Missa Solemnis,
and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria,
August 2014 David Danholt won the 1st prize in the 3rd International Wagner
Competition in Seattle.
the beginning of his career Mr. Danholt sang the role of the
Fisherman/Nightingale by Stravinsky, a performance that received great reviews.
He also did Eurimaco/Il ritorno D'Ulisse in patria and Gastone/La Traviata at
The Royal Opera Copenhagen as well as he sang Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni at the
Rialto Theatre, Copenhagen. Moreover he performed Handel’s Messiah in
Thomas-Kirche, Leipzig with Mendelsohn Kammerchor conducted by Morten Schuldt
Jensen and Mozart’s Requiem with Collegium Musicum under Michael Schønwandt in
Tivoli Concert hall, Copenhagen.
2008 he had his debut at Danish National Opera in the title role of Gounod’s
Faust as well as he sang in the performance of Aida for the opening of the new
Opera house in Copenhagen.
2007 to 2010 he established himself in important roles at the Danish National
Opera as Steuermann/Der Fliegende Holländer, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte,
Nemorino/L'Elisir d'amore, Alfredo/La Traviata and the title role in Idomeneo
and he sang Weinberg’s Die Passagerin and Messagero/Aida at Bregenzer
engagements also include Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Hirte/Tristan &
Isolde at the Danish National Opera, Idomeneo at Grange Park Opera, UK, and
Jenik/The Bartered Bride at Staatstheater Mainz, Germany.
from his many stage performances, Mr. Danholt has extensive concert appearances
throughout Denmark and worldwide, performing Judas Maccabaeus, Handel’s
Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Haydn's Schöpfung at Teatro Lirico di
Cagliari, Italy and Mendelsohn's Elias, with leading Danish and Scandinavian
2006 Mr. Danholt had his recording debut as his critically acclaimed CD with
soprano Signe Asmussen and pianist Ulrich Stærk with 12 Danish songs was
Danholt has received numerous awards and scholarships, among others the
prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Foundation Scholarship in 2005 and the Prize
from The Danish Music Critics Association in 2008.