Denise Beck already started
her career during her studies
in Vienna, when she was
invited to sing at the
Wiener Volksoper in
January 2009. Shortly
hereafter (Spring 2009) she
debuted as Blondchen
(Entführung aus dem Serail)
at the Landestheater
After finishing her „Magistra Artium“ at the Univ. of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2009, she travelled to Japan with the Strauß Ensemble der Wiener Symphoniker, with whom she has recorded a CD in 2012 and performed at several venues, among others Bregenzer Festspiele and Opera City Tokio, since.
In 2010/11 Denise Beck´s international operatic career began when singing the part of „Grethel“ in Humperdincks „Hänsel und Grethel“ in Denmark and Norway. She also portrayed the role of „Frasquita“ (Carmen/Bizet) in Klosterneuburg/Vienna. Same year she received the renowned „P2-Talent-of-the-year-Prize“ (Danish National Radio Prize), as well as the Inga Nielsen Prize and she won the 2nd Prize for her interpretation of „Gilda“ in the famous Richard Tauber Competition in London.
In 2012 Denise Beck was honored with the internationally renowned Sonning-Talent-Prize. She sang the role of „Suzon“ on the CD-recording of the Danish opera „Fête Galante“ by Schierbeck, conducted by Maestro Michael Schönwandt, and with among others Bo Skovhus, Morten Frank Larsen and Michael Weinius.
Same year she sang the role of „Zerlina“ in a production in Denmark with Johannes Weisser as Don Giovanni.
2013 started with „Adele“ (Die Fledermaus/J. Strauss) in the Winther Theatre at the Operafestival Sotchi in Russia, a production with a cast from the Wiener Volksoper. In the Summer of 2013 Denise Beck debuted at the Bregenzer Festspiele in the role of „Papagena“ directed by David Pountney- a role for which she was praised in a.o. the New York Times. This production was filmed and released on DVD.
She also starred in „Mahler´s 4th Symphony“ in Copenhagen conducted by Maestro Michael Schönwandt.
Apart from being invited back to Bregenz in 2014 to sing the titelrole in „l´Hirondelle du Faubourg“ by Simon Laks, Dénise Beck also starred at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen as „Amanda“ in Ligeti´s „Grand Macabre“, she jumped in as soprano-soloist in Nielsen´s 3rd Symphony “Espansiva“ with the Danish Radio-Orchestra in the Concerthall in Copenhagen- and was since invited back on several occasions.
She also started a cooperation with the contemporary Ensemble Zafraan in Berlin, she performed „Italienisches Liederbuch“ with Bo Skovhus, and portrayed the female mainrole „Leonora“ on the CD-recording of Carl Nielsen´s „Maskarade“ with a.o. Niels Jörgen Riis and Johann Reuter, the latter with whom she also recorded the Carl Nielsen Song-CD in 2015.
After receiving the „Else Brems“-Prize in 2015, Denise Beck sang the role of „Fiordiligi“ at the renowned Summer-Opera „Hedeland“ in Denmark. Same year she was invited to the operahouse in Oslo to sing „Pamina“ and to Concertgegouw in Amsterdam to sing the part of „Leonora“ with Maestro Marcus Stenz.
2016 Denise Beck sang the Soprano in the Matthew Passion by Bach in the Danish Dome, she performed in the Wiener Konzerthaus with the Strauss-Ensemble der Wiener Symphoniker, she successfully portrayed the role of „Musetta“ in „La Boheme“ conducted by Maestro Marcus Bosch and she performed Händels 9 German Arias and the "Salve Regina" with Maestro Eduardo Lopez Banzo.
Furthermore she´ll perform "The Mysteries of the Grand Macabre" by Liegti with pianist Clemens Hund-Göschel, she´ll have her Berliner Staatoper Debut in the titelrole in the opera "La Douce" by Emmanuelle Nunes, and she´ll receive the Danish „Axel Schiötz“ Prize.
On May 6th 2014 the CD with the Opera "Fête Galante" with me, Bo Skovhus, Morten Frank Larsen, Michael Schönwandt a.o. was released. Recorded by Da Capo Records.
In 2015 a CD with songs by Carl Nielsen was released by Da Capo Records:
On the new recording of Nielsen´s "Maskarade" I am singing "Leonora"
Dénise Becks luminous soprano creates an alluring aura around Suzon[...]"
About Suzon in the opera
by Poul Schierbeck