Sune Hjerrild

Sune Hjerrild

Mozart Tenor

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«OH MY GOD what a singer»
his mother (2017)
«...And on top of that he can sing»
his wife (2017)
«an ugly but on the other hand extremely small voice»
a tenor colleague (2017)
2018Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriLindoro
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2017Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2015Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2013Mozart: ZaïdeSultan Soliman
2013Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Evangelist
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2008Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2008Beethoven: FidelioJaquino
2007Verdi: OtelloCassio
2006Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino


Since 2002 the Danish tenor Sune Hjerrild has performed in numerous international engagements all over the World. On the Opera scene for instance as Tamino in Mozart’s Magic flute, (Sir Neville Mariner/Michael Hampe) at the Megaron Opera in Athens. Also at The Mozart Festival in La Coruña, where he sang the role of Soliman in Zaide, (Graham Vick). To mention a few others he also sang at the Sidney Opera, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Opera de Limoges, Leipzig Oper, etc.

Sune Hjerrild has during his entire career performed in numerous international concerts and recitals. Recently he sang the solo tenor in Mendelssohn's Elijha with RAI in Torino with great success.

That same year he also sang the demanding part of Faust in Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with orchestras like Das Gewandhaus Orchester in Leipzig, ZBF in Köln, The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, and the Symphony Orchestra of Palermo.

Furthermore, he performed Britten's Serenade at the prestigious Grand Canaries Music Festival, performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Festival in New York
(BAM), The Sacred Music Festival at Monréale in Sicily, and at The Baltic Sea Festival in Estonia, Finland, and Sweden. Finally, he performed in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall during the Moscow Easter Festival.

In the resent year he has sung in Opera roles like Ferrando, and Don Ramiro, and also in concert with repertoire like The Verdi Requiem, Rossini's Petite messe Solennelle and again with RAI in Torino Schubert's E-major mass.

During the course of his career, Sune Hjerrild has sung with important conductors like Sir Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate, Matthew Best, Ion Marin, Friedrich Haider , Manfred Honeck, Gerd Albrecht, Hans-jörg Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Josef Bychkov, Ivor Bolton and many more.


Operalia Placido Domingo World Opera 2003

Representing Denmark in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2005

Pavarotti vocal competition 2010


2002 Sonning Music bursary

2001 Sony Music Young Classical Talent Award

2001 Yahama Music Foundation of Europe Award

1999 Laurens Bogtman Award
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri Lindoro Concert Royal Cologne 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Don Ottavio No Danish National Opera (den Jyske Opera) 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Rodolfo Bayerische Staatsoper Und Bayerisches Staatsorchester 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Rodolfo 24 hours Clonter Opera 2015
Bizet: Carmen Don José Immediately Operaview 2014


Sonning price
Operalia semi finalist
yamaha Young artist price
Cardiff singer of the year (participant)
Luciano Pavarotti (semi finalist)