Louise Fribo

Soprano

 

Danish soprano Louise Fribo had her breakthrough in Denmark at the age of 21 shortly after completing her training at The Bush Davies School in England. She was discovered by one of the leading producers of the time and after having played Cosette in Les Miserables and Cunegonde in Candide she was prestigiously awarded for her natural stage presence and outstanding voice with the Marguerite Viby Award. She then landed the role of The Fairy in the Danish “TV X-mas Series” and subsequently became a name known to people across the country - especially the kids!

Louise Fribo has sung in numerous operas, musicals and concerts: She has worked as an actress in TV Series and films, dubbed the heroines of Disney, performed 700 shows of CATS in London, toured with legendary Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, done filming with Lars von Trier and recorded 4 records in her own name.

Presently Louise is working mainly as an opera singer.

Her education as a coloratura soprano from The Royal Danish Opera Academy founded the base. After her debut as Zerbinetta at Theater Lübeck, she sang at the Salzburg Festival 2006 in Mozart’s “Il Sogno di Scipione” and the festival announced her to be one of their “Shooting Stars” in their Generation con Brio series. - The opera has been recorded and released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophone.

Subsequently she has had engagements such as Queen of the Night at Volksoper Wien, Fiakermilli at Staatsoper Hamburg, Blondchen at Deutsche Oper am Rehin, Waldvogel at Opera National de Lyon and Olympia at the Royal Opera in Denmark for which she received a Reumert Award. Recently she has been back to Lübeck for the role debut as Ariel - the extremely high and difficult role in the opera The Tempest by Thomas Adés. Louise received outstanding reviews for her Ariel in all of the European opera magazines, for her ability to express “the other worldly” and create a poetic turning point in the opera.

Louise is a frequent soloist with all the orchestras in Denmark and has thus sung in numerous New Year and summer concerts. Oratorios include Exultate Jubilate, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B-Minor and Händel’s Messiah with Chamber Choir Camerata, Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Copenhagen Philharmonic, and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

Most recently she has sung Mahler’s 8. with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Eivind Aadland and has furthermore worked with conductors such as Simone Young, Gerard Korsten, Marc Soustrot, Ernst Märzendorfer, Robin Ticciati, Adam Fischer, Lars Ulrik Mortensen,  Michael Schønwandt and Martin Haselböck.

Future engagements include a world tour of the stage-play “The Infernal Comedy” performing with US actor John Malkovich and Wiener Akademie Orchester under Martin Haselböck. Additionally she will be singing her first Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at Theater Lübeck and Messiah with Danish Radio Sinfonietta under Peter Dijkstra.