Philippa COLD  Sopran


Philippa Cold is the winner of the 3rd prize in The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition 2020. Singing SIEGLINDE from Die Walküre and SENTA from Der fliegende Holländer in Musikkens Hus in Aalborg with Aalborg Symfoniorkester and conductor Ralf Weikert in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II.

The Danish soprano studied in Odense, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

In 2023 she will sing SIEGLINDE and GUTRUNE in Elsinore Chamber Opera’s “The Ring in one evening” by Wagner and the COUNTESS in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the opera company Nontardar.

She sang Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with South Denmark Symphony Orchestra in the summer of 2022.
In the same year she was a BLUMENMÄDCHEN in Wagner’s Parsifal with Danish National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Adam Fischer.

Before she appeard in the newly written opera ‘Kommentarfeltet’ by Norwegian composer Trygve Brøske and the opera ‘Go’nat, min skat’ by Danish composer Karsten Fundal with MusikTeater SaltoMortale as well as ALICE FORD in Falstaff with Den ny Opera in Esbjerg and as FIORDILIGI in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with opera group Nontardar on tour in all of Denmark in season 21/22.

Furthermore she sang the role of DONNA ANNA in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ with Nontardar on tour in all of Denmark and of Emmy Høyer in ‘Den kongelige Gæst’ (The royal Guest) by Danish composer Hakon Børresen (1874-1956) at Copenhagen Opera Festival and Funen Opera.

She made her debut as FIORDILIGI in Nontardar’s production of ‘Così fan tutte’ at Funen Opera and MICHAELA in ‘Carmen’ in Nykøbing Sjælland. She also appeared in Carl Nielsen’s Espansiva Symphony with South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra (Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester).

She performed MABEL in ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and Yum-Yum in ‘The Mikado’ by Gilbert and Sullivan and the title role in Offenbach’s ‘La belle Hélène’ at the Court Theatre in Copenhagen.

At Copenhagen Opera Festival she was CHARLOTTE in ‘A Fairytale in Rosenborg Gardens’ by Danish composer C.E.F. Weyse.
In 2020 she appeared as Proserpina in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at The Royal Danish Opera with Concerto Copenhagen and conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

Philippa is a sought after singer for concerts, too. She sang Grieg songs, Carl Nielsen 3rd Symphony (Espansiva) in September 2018, New Year concerts and Dvorak Stabat Mater with the South Denmark Philharmonic, Fauré Requiem and Finzi Dies Natalis as well as Bach Magnifiat with The Danish Sinfonietta, Mozart Messe in c-moll (2nd soprano) with Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Michael Schønwandt.

In summer 2021 Philippa Cold made her debut as ALICE FORD in 'Falstaff' with Den ny Opera in Esbjerg und sang FIORDILIGI in Mozart’s 'Così fan tutte' with the opera ensemble Nontardar on a Denmark Tour (season 21/22).

In summer 2023 she is DONNA ANNA in ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Glyndebourne Festival. In autumn she sings SIEGLINDE, GUTRUNE and WELLGUNDE in a concert with excerpts from Wagner's RING at the Music Festival Copenhagen.


De Ny Opera – Falstaff - ALICE
"It was an excellent quartet: Philippa Cold (Alice), Stina Schmidt (Meg), Elenor Wiman (Quickly) and Sofie Lund (Nannetta). The Italian language would have made them even better, but there was sweetness, lightness, and laughter in their conspiratorial conversations."
Information, Valdemar Lønsted, August 2021
"Once again, The New Opera offers quality and innovation that can match the international opera houses. There are merry wives and sparkling musicality for all the money in "Hosebåndet" and "Ford's Damemagasin”! Musically , the opera is first and foremost a wonderfully singing ensemble ; and the singers’ in this performance are all good, not to mention the characterization of the roles. Everyone works out in this ensemble, which consists of seasoned and less seasoned - and it has been seen before that a debut at The New Opera can lead to promising careers, which will probably also be the case with this performance."
Operamagasinet Ascolta , Bodil Wöhnert, August 2021
"The female star in the comedy was Philippa Cold as a friendly Mrs. Ford. The role has many challenges: she must be serious in her rejection of Falstaff and at the same time play her husband a trick. Philippa Cold has beautiful passages when Mrs. Ford unfolds."
Kulturkupeen, Ulla Strømberg, August 2021
Koncertkirken – Cosi fan tutte - FIORDILIGI
"…the tempo is high, and with very talented singers who are also excellent actors, it all comes together. During the performance in KoncertKirken on Blågårds Plads, Philippa Cold as Fiordiligi received great applause for her vocal excesses."
Operamagasinet Ascolta, Pia Fossheim, Juli 2021
The royal Danish Theatre- Orfeu - PROSPERINA
"Another Danish talent, the soprano Philippa Cold, is touching as Proserpina."
Lars Ole Bonde, Opera magazine Ascolta, March 2020
Copenhagen Opera Festival – The Royal Guest-EMMY
"Director Ida Fogh Kiberg and producer Lone Ricks have assembled a fine small team of singers, led by John W. Olsen as the grimly angry Dr Arnold Høyer, Philippa Cold as his reserved wife Emmy who does not get enough love...", Casper Koeller