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Morten Grove & the Danish Sinfonietta

This concert featuring the Danish Sinfonietta and young countertenor Morten Grove Frandsen focuses on that special combination of intensity combined with artistry and virtuosity that characterises arias of the Baroque era. The composers include three of the great Baroque masters – Händel, Vivaldi and Purcell – set against John Frandsen's playful and very contemporary Seven Silly Songs.

August 06

At 15:00 - 17:00

The Tivoli Concert Hall

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Morten Grove Frandsen trained as a baritone, but in 2012 he switched to singing countertenor, the male equivalent of the female alto voice. The countertenor combines the attractive female vocal pitch with power and masculinity to create a very different effect, which was particularly fascinating to both composers and audiences in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

Morten Grove Frandsen took part in the Riga Baroque Festival's production of the Vivaldi opera Orlando Furioso, and in 2013 he performed alongside the Danish Sinfonietta in Aarhus Sommeropera's premiere of John Frandsen and Ivar Gjørup's Egoland.

In 2016 he received the Reumert Talent Prize. The judges remarked: "Achieving a rare beauty of sound in the unusual countertenor pitch, he enthralled the audience in a strange combination of drag and gold confetti. His captivating eyes and divine voice offer great promise for the future."


Henry Purcell/Benjamin Britten: Chacony
Henry Purcell: Music for a While and Sweeter than Roses
John Frandsen: Seven Silly Songs
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Cara sposa" from Rinaldo
Antonio Vivaldi: "Sol da te mio dolce amore" from Orlando Furioso
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Cielo se tu il consenti" from Orlando


August 06
175,00 - 345,00 DKK ​Tivoli entrance included (Service fee included)