Erik bekker Hansen

Erik bekker Hansen

Lyric Tenor
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«The singing of these songs is inspirational»
Musicweb (2016)
«a poetic sensibility is reflected in these nineteenth century Danish romances by the light-toned, mellifluous tenor Erik Bekker Hansen»
Musicweb (2016)
«Dansk sangskat i gode hænder»
Klassisk, Februar 2011 (2016)
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyYamadori
2015Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Tenor
2015Nielsen: Fynsk Forår, Op. 42, FS 96Tenor
2015Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)evangelista/tenor
2015Ramirez: Navida Nuestratenorsolo
2014Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw
2014Dubois: Les sept paroles du ChristTenor
2014Mozart: RequiemTenor
2014Mozart: RequiemTenor
2013Janáček: Kát'a KabanováVanja
2013Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorTenor
2013Verdi: RequiemTenor
2013Puccini: ToscaSpoletta
2012Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Basilio & Don Curzio
2011Handel: MessiahTenor
2011Verdi: Il TrovatoreRuiz
2010Mozart: RequiemTenor
2010Puccini: Manon LescautIl Maestro di Ballo
2010Mozart: IdomeneoArbace & Gran Sacerdote
2009Verdi: La TraviataGastone
2008Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorTenor
2007Verdi: RigolettoMatteo Borsa


Erik Bekker Hansen is a lyric tenor with a wide range of repertoire in opera, oratorio and art songs.

His recordings of danish romatich 19th century songs has been very well recieved:

"Altogether a splendid tribute to the Rungs, father and son." Gramophone, April 2015

"I enjoyed virtually every song on this CD of music by the Rungs. (...) The singing of these songs is inspirational"Musicweb, November 2014

"Erik Bekker Hansen has a fine, light tenor voice and the recording is good." American Record Guide, November 2011"Erik Bekker Hansen has a lightish, basically soft lyric tenor voice and he has fine sense for the texts and can be quite expressive." Musicweb, Juni 2011

"a poetic sensibility is reflected in these nineteenth century Danish romances by the light-toned, mellifluous tenor Erik Bekker Hansen" Musicweb, April 2011

Roles include: 

Samuel (Three Sisters Who are not Sisters - Ned Rorem) for Aarhus KammerOpera;

Macheath (Beggars Opera - Britten) for Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium; 

Bror (Det er så sandt som det er løgn - Michael Bojesen), Borsa (Rigoletto - Verdi) , 2nd Priest & 1st Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte – Mozart), Harry (La Fanciulla del West - Puccini) Arbace and High Priest (Idomeneo – Mozart), Edmondo and Maestro di Ballo (Manon Lescaut – Puccini), Basilio and Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart), Spoletta (Tosca – Puccini), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti) and Yamadori (Madama Butterfly - Puccini) for the Danish National Opera.

As an oratorio soloist , performances include Bach: Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion and B-minor Mass; Handel: Messiah; Mozart: Requiem and Litaniae Laurentanae. Also invitations to appear as soloist with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Bachselskab, Randers Chamber Orchestra.Frequent Lieder and song recitals, has appeared in recitals at Salzkammergut Festwochen, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Aarhus Sommerfestival. 

In 2010 and 2014 he released CDs with Danish romantic songs of the nineteenth century.

Qualifications and Awards:

2000 BA in Musicology from Aarhus University

2004 Winner of Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium Soloist Competition

2005 -Diplomeksamen in classical singing from Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium        

Awarded "Rebild Musikpris" & “Odd Fellow Ordenens musikpris til unge kunstnere”2011 

Awarded ”Redaktør Hans Voigts Mindelegat”

Further studies include classes with Giancarlo Andretta, Håkan Hagegård, Roberta Cunningham, Charles Killpatrick, Iris Dell'aqua, Philip Langridge, Werner Hollweg, Helmut Rilling, Roger Vignoles and Malcom Martineau.Professional 


1999 -2005  Leader of Aarhus KammerOpera

2004 - present  Opera singer at Den Jyske Opera (Danish National Opera)

2006 - present  Co-funder and leader of Sangselskabet “Societas Pro Musica”
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Yamadori Immediately Danish National Opera (Den Jyske Opera) 2016
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Tenor Immediately Helligåndskirken Aarhus 2015
Nielsen: Fynsk Forår, Op. 42, FS 96 Tenor Immediately Thisted Kirke 2015
Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio) evangelista/tenor 1 Day Viborg Domkirke 2015
Ramirez: Navida Nuestra tenorsolo 1 week Vor Frelsers Kirke 2015


Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium Soloist Competition
Rebild Musikpris
Odd Fellow Ordenens musikpris til unge kunstnere
Redaktør Hans Voigts Mindelegat