Dinner concert at Nimb Roof - Simone Victor (Soprano) & Ulrich Stærk (Piano)
When Copenhagen Opera Festival once again sprinkles the city with bel canto from mid-August, the events will include two amazing dinner concerts at Nimb Roof. The first concert will feature soprano Helene Hvass, while the second will star soprano Simone Victor, accompanied by pianist Ulrich Stærk.
Look forward to popular opera highlights when Simone Victor and Ulrich Stærk take to the stage to perform arias by Puccini and Verdi from the operas La bohème, Madama Butterfly and La traviata.
Simone Victor started her vocal training at the age of 12 under Bonna Sønberg, former singer with the Royal Danish Opera, and continued her training privately, primarily at the Bel Canto Vocal Studio in London under American tenor and bel canto specialist, Dr. Ken Querns Langley.
Today, she is mainly associated with Vocal Arts in Fürth, Germany, under American baritone Douglas Yates. She has additionally attended masterclasses and summer schools in Italy, London and Copenhagen under such influential teachers as Maestro Richard Bonynge, Aprile Millo, Mirella Freni, Bruce Ford, Harriet Lawson, Gregory Lamar and Christopher Maltman. Star pianist Ulrich Stærk is her regular vocal coach and accompanist.
In 2017, Simone Victor debuted as Santuzza in Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana” at Opera Nordsjælland. She has since performed operetta roles, such as Manja in Kálmán’s “Gräfin Maritza” and Barbara in Johan Strauss II’s "Eine Nacht in Venedig" with the operetta company Polyhymnia. Simone Victor has also performed the role as Gilda in a third-act performance of Verdi’s "Rigoletto" with the University of Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra, Symfuni. She has furthermore performed as a soloist soprano in Brahms’ “Ein deutches Requiem” with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, and most recently in 2019, she performed the title role in Bellini’s “Beatrice di Tenda” at the London Bel Canto Festival with the London City Philharmonic.
Simone Victor has frequently performed as a soloist at the Copenhagen and Aalborg opera festivals as well as internationally in cities such as Milan and Busseto, Italy. She has also performed at Cadogan Hall as part of the Bel Canto Festival in London, an appearance for which she received great critical acclaim by The Guardian.
Ulrich Stærk belongs to the elite of Scandinavian pianists and performs well over 150 concerts annually in Denmark and abroad. He has received numerous accolades and nominations, including Musikanmelderringens Kunstnerpris, as well as a number of GRAMMY nominations for: Classic Release of the Year (DK), Classic CD of the Year, Classic Solo CD of the Year (P2) and many more.
Ulrich Stærk has performed with all Danish symphony orchestras as well as Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester, including piano works by Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Chopin, Bartok and Manuel de Falla. He has recorded Herman D. Koppel’s 2nd Piano Concerto for dacapo in concert with Odense Symphony Orchestra and RHAPSODY IN BLUE in 2014 with Prinsens Musikkorps.
In 2015, Ulrich Stærk became the second Danish pianist to perform at Carnegie Hall after Victor Borge. In June 2019, he released his latest solo CD entitled ROYAL PIANO NIGHTS featuring a series of night music pieces performed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark. In 2021, the CD became one of the most played on the DR radio station P2.
In addition to his undertaking as a soloist and chamber musician, Ulrich Stærk also specialises in vocal coaching. He is furthermore affiliated with the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen as Associate Professor and is a guest teacher at a number of musical institutions, music academies and opera houses in cities that include Paris, Hanover, Oslo, Bergen, Malmö and Gothenburg.
Ulrich Stærk has on a number of occasions performed for members of the Danish Royal Family, including during official visits in Brussels and on private occasions. As one of few musicians, he was included in the Danish “Who’s who” Den Blå Bog in 2017.
Price: DKK 1,500 per person incl. access to Nimb Roof, 1 glass of Ruinart champagne, Nimb’s large shellfish platter and live performance.
When: Sunday 22 August. There is access to Nimb Roof at 18:00. The music starts at 19:30 and the event ends at 22:00.
Where: Nimb Roof, Bernstorffsgade 3, Copenhagen. The entrance is located between Tivoli Food Hall and Nimb Hotel.
Please note that the pool cannot be used during the dinner concert. In the event of bad weather, the dinner concert will be moved indoors.
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
Nimb observes the guidelines of the Danish Health Authorities regarding COVID-19 tests / proof of recovery from COVID-19 / proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to restaurant visits. Read about the COVID-19 measures you need to be aware of before your restaurant visit here
THE SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS AND STAFF
The safety of both our guests and employees is paramount, which is why we have provided the necessary spacing between the dining tables, placed hand sanitizer on all tables, and given extra emphasis to cleaning. We look forward to welcoming you to Nimb.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The programme is subject to change in accordance with government COVID-19 restrictions. If you have purchased a ticket for an event that has been cancelled, we will naturally assist you with re-bookings or ticket refunds.