Concorso Lirico Arturo Pessina (2019)
Special Prize from The State Philharmonic of Arad, Romania in the Int. Voice Comp. Alexandru Farcas (2014)
"...a nice performance singing wise by Lona Mohr Villadsen who added more character than usual to Micaëla". Peter Wang Operaensvenner, October 2018 http://operaensvenner.dk/ascolta-live-2/ (2018)
"Micaëla is sung purely and penetrating by Lona Mohr Villadsen"... . Ruder7, oktober 2018 http://ruder7.dk/?p=331 (2018)
Lona Mohr Villadsen was an excellent Micaëla"... . Thomas Michelsen Politiken, October 2018 (2018)
"Lona Mohr Villadsen as Butterfly and Daniel Svenson as Pinkerton are a well-balanced couple with strong and beautiful voices .... Breathtaking is also Lona Mohr Villadsen's interpretation of the famous, sad aria of the second act Un bel dì vedremo"... . Kristianstadsbladet, July 2, 2017 (2017)
Lona Mohr Villadsen creates a perfect Butterfly, sweet but not powerless" Skånska Dagbladet, July 2, 2017 (2017)
The danish lyric soprano Lona Mohr Villadsen has been a finalist in the opera singing competitions Concorso Lirico Arturo Pessina in January 2019, Luigi Zanuccoli in May 2017, in Cengio in Lirica, Italy, April 2016 and in The International Voice Competition Alexandru Farcas, Romania in May 2014 where she was awarded a Special prize from the State Philharmonic of Arad.
In 2018 Lona debuted as Desdemona in Otello in Italy, as Mimì in La Bohème in Italy, as Micaëla in Carmen with Opera Classica Europa, Germany and with The Danish National Opera also as Micaëla in Carmen.
Growing up in the countryside of Jutland, Lona Mohr Villadsen took her first singing lessons in Århus, Denmark. Lona is a graduate of the advanced postgraduate program (soloist class) at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Odense as well as from Stockholm Opera Studio and the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. From the latter she has a diploma (corresponding to a master's degree).
Lona Mohr Villadsen has sung roles such as Micaëla, Carmen ( Danish National Opera 2018 and Opera Classica Europa, Germany 2018), MimÌ, La Bohème ( Cartoline Pucciniane, Teatro del Giglio, Italy 2018), Desdemona, Otello (CengioinLirica 2018).
Cio-Cio-san, Madama Butterfly ( Skånska Operan, Sweden 2017), Lucy, The Telephone ( Wasahof, Stockholm 2017) Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel (Norwegian Opera, Oslo 2016) Estelle, The Stronger by Hugo Weisgall (Den Fynske Opera, Denmark), Violetta, La Traviata (Skånska Operan, Sweden), Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (Den Fynske Opera, Denmark), Laurette, Le docteur miracle och Gontran, Une education manquée (Den rullende Opera, Denmark) Micaëla, Carmen (Operakompagniet, Denmark). In 2011 she sang Konstanze in the world premiere of Inger Wikström´s opera Evigt din Mozart (Forever your Mozart) at Confidenden in Stockholm, Sweden.
Besides being an active lied singer, her concert repertoire includes Sieben frühe Lieder, Berg, Mirabai songs, Harbison, Den kinesiske fløjte, Schierbeck, 4 Lieder op. 27, Strauss and also church music like Christus am Ölberge, Beethoven, Missa brevis och Requiem, Mozart, Messiah, Händel, St. John´s Passion, Bach and Nelson Mass, Haydn.
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