Henriette Bonde-Hansen is considered one of the leading Danish sopranos of this moment. In 1991 the soprano completed her singing studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen; she continued at the Opera Academy, also in Copenhagen, where she graduated as an opera singer in 1993. Two years later she was awarded the prize of the Danish Critics.
Henriette has built a diverse opera repertoire including the main Mozart roles, Dircé/MÉDÉE, Fiorilla/IL TURCO IN ITALIA, Adina/L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Marzelline/FIDELIO, Gilda/RIGOLETTO, Juliette/ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nanetta/FALSTAFF, Rosaura/LA VEDOVA SCALTRA, Sophie/DER ROSENKAVALIER, Zdenka/ARABELLA and Melisande/PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, Lucia/ LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Elvira/ I PURITANI and Semiramide/ SEMIRAMIDE.
Engagements brought her to the opera theatres of Amsterdam, Oslo, Toulouse, Montpellier, Paris-Bastille and Theater an der Wien Théâtre du Châtelet and the Musikverein in Vienna; she works with orchestras such as the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Residency Orchestra The Hague Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre National de Montpellier Gewandhausorchester Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and she has worked with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Claus Peter Flor, Christopher Hogwood, Fabio Luisi, and Antonio Pappano and Marc Minkowski.
Henriette’s concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Brahms’ EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM, Faure’s REQUIEM, Liszt’s CHRISTUS, Mahler’s 2., 4., og 8. symfoni, Poulenc’s STABAT MATER og GLORIA og Nielsen’s 3. symfoni. Also Debussy’s PELLEÄS ET MELISANDE, Dutilleux’ CORRESPONDANCES, Mahler’s DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN, Delius’ LIEDER, Berlioz´/ NUITS D´ ETE and Chausson/ POEME DE L´AMOUR ET DE LA MER.
Recent opera productions include Angelica in Handel’s Orlando in a co-production of the Opéra de Lille and Concert d’Astree (Lille, Paris and Dijon); Arminda/LA FINTA GIARDINIERA and Marguerite/LES HUGUENOTS at La Monnaie-Brussels; as well as Susanna/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Opéra de Bordeaux.
For Radio France she recorded Bizet’s IVAN IV with Orchestra Philharmonic de Radio France. With the Danish Radio Sinfonietta and Adam Fischer a number of Mozart operas was released: Cinna/LUCIO SILLA, Aspasia/MITRIDATE, Aminta/IL RE PASTORE and Ilia/IDOMENEO.