Bo Skovhus

Бо Сковус

Opera singer, baritone


Born in 1962 in Ikast, Denmark. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen, and completed an internship in New York. In 1988, while still a student, he successfully performed the title role in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Vienna Volksoper, which immediately brought him international attention. He subsequently made frequent appearances at the Volksoper and the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and other major Austrian venues. He has been a guest soloist at many other major theaters, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Paris National Opera, the Lyon Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, and more.

The singer's repertoire includes virtually all the leading baritone roles in opera, as well as numerous 20th-century works: Alban Berg's "Wozzeck" and "Lulu," Benjamin Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia," Alois Lorzings "Der Wildschütz," Luigi Dallapiccola's "Il prigioniero," Othmar Schoeck's "Venus," Ernst Krenek's "Karl V," Aribert Reimann's "Lear," Leos Janacek's "From the House of the Dead," and others. Skovhus is most well-known for his leading roles in operas like "Billy Budd," "Hamlet," and "Eugene Onegin."

He is a renowned performer of German chamber music, including vocal works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Hugo Wolf.