Director: Runar Hodne (Norwegian, b 1970) is a successful theatre director in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. He is a regular visitor to the largest stages in the Nordic countries working with classical and modern drama. He has won several prizes in Norways and Denmark. La Sonnambula is Runars first operaproduction.
Conductor: Martin Nagashima Toft (Danish-Japanese, b 1982) was a Deutsche Bank stiftung stipendiat working at a o Deutsche Oper, Berlin. Engagements includes assignments in Granada, Spain, Theater Baden-Baden (Germany) – and also his debut with the Berliner Philharmonics.
Martin also was conductor at Opera Hedeland´s 2014-production of Verdi´s ”Trovatore”.
Set designer: Christian Lemmerz (Denmark-Germany, b 1959) graduated from the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and the Accademia in Carrera, Italy. Extensive exhibition activity in Denmark and abroad. Lemmerz previously has done set design at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
Choreographer: Christine Meldal (Danish, b 1957) graduated from London School of Contemporary Dance as dancer and choreographer and had her own company untill 1991. Since then Christine has been choreographing for experimental Danish performance theatre Hotel Pro Forma and doing operas since 2007 – most recent at Malmö Opera in December 2015. She is a founder of the choreography education at the National Theatre School in Denmark, where she worked from 1995-2012.
Costume design: Maria Gyllenhoff (Danish, b 1967) graduated from the Danish Design school and has worked with film, theatre, musicals and opera a o at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Komische Oper, Berlin, Stockholm City theatre and the Norwegian Opera.
Chorus master: Filipe Carvalheiro (Portugal-Denmark, b 1967) graduated from the Music conservatory of Lisbon and College Conservatory of Music in Cincinatti, USA. In 2013 and 2015 Filipe won prizes as best chorus conductor in competitions in Poland and Spain.
Light design: Ulrik Gad (Danish, b 1975) graduated from the National Theatre school in Denmark in 2011 and has worked in Norway, Sweden, Germany. First time Ulrik worked with Opera Hedeland was in 2005.
Adam Frandsen, Denmark b 1983, (Elvino) has been educated in Denmark and USA since 2005 after starting in the famous Danish Boy´s choir. Adam graduated from Curtis Institute of Music after having attended Moores School and Yale University school of music. Adam has sung a o at Semper Oper, Dresden and at theatres in Japan and Israel. It is the 4th time Adam sings at Opera Hedeland.
Lina Johnson, Norway b 1981, (Amina) graduated in classical singing from the Norwegian Conservatory of Music and her master´s from the Royal Danish Music Conservatory succeeded by the Opera Academy at the Royal theatre in Copenhagen. Lina has sung at stages in Norway, Denmark and most recently at Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Italy. Future engagements includes a concert with BBC Philharmonics.
Anna Forsebo, Sweden b 1982, (Lisa) graduated from the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in 2010. In the season 2012/13 she was engaged at the Palau de les arts in Valencia, followed by a season at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pessaro, Italy. Anna is also a popular soloist at the Bach and Händel masses at christmas and easter.
Fabio Previati, Italy, b 1961 (Conte Rodolfo) during the past 25 years has sung at the major opera houses in Italy: Torino, Parma, Verona, Palermo, San Carlo Napoli, La Fenice Venice a o. Future engagements takes Fabio to Trieste, Salerno, Napoli, Tel Aviv, Paris and Florence. It is Fabios first visit to Denmark.
Thomas Storm, Denmark b 1982, (Alessio) graduated from the Opera Academy at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen in 2011 with a debut as Schaunard vis-a- vis Anna Netrebko in Puccini´s La Boheme at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. He was in 2013 Carl Nielsen-artist at Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark.
Kristina Wahlin, Sweden, b 1976 (Theresa) graduated from Royal Music High School in Stockholm followed by graduation from Royal Academy of Music in London. Kristina has been soloist at the ensembles of Oper Köln and Malmö Opera – adding to this a profiled career as concert singer in the Nordic countries.
Orchestra: Collegium Musicum (Danish, est 1981 by maestro Michael Schønwandt). The only private Danish symphony orchestra, consisting of musicians from Chapel Royal and the RSO (Danish Radio broadcast orchestra). CM has been permanent orchestra for Opera Hedeland since 2011.
Chorus: Opera Hedeland Chorus. Established in 2008 mainly consisting of young singers from the conservatory of Copenhagen – now supplied with singers from established opera chorus in Denmark and Sweden.