Bodil Øland

After a long period as Associate Professor in classical vocal studies at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Bodil Øland chose to quit as a regular lecturer in the summer of 2018. At her resignation, Øland was appointed Honorary Professor and thus still associated with the classical vocal studies at the Academy.

Bodil Øland debuted from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 1985. Along with a solo career, Bodil Øland has taught from 1988 to 2004 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and later at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. She has also held several master classes abroad, including for the Estonian Chamber Choir, Talinn, Estonia.

Opera and contemporary music

Øland sang for a long period at The Royal Theater, Copenhagen, both in the opera choir and as a soloist, e.g. as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Juan, Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and sister Alice in Poulenc's Les Dialogues des Carmelittes.

Furthermore, she has been a soloist at the Danish National Opera for several years, where she has sung many of the big soprano parties, including Alice in Verdis Falstaff, Tatjana in Tjaikovsky's Eugen Onegin, the title role of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Ellen Orford in Britain's Peter Grimes. She has also been associated with The New Theater in Copenhagen, where she sang Madame Giry in Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

Bodil Øland has a large repertoire in contemporary music, and she has premiered several works by leading Danish composers, including as a member of the IRIS ensemble, and has recorded several CD’s with contemporary music.

Bodil Øland has performed as a soloist in most classical oratories and passions with various orchestras and conductors as well as at the chamber concerts of the Royal Chapel, at church concerts and at lied concerts with Anne Øland and others.

Bodil Øland is involved in a number of CD recordings, including Kuhlaus "Lulu" (Sortalf) with DR's Symphony Orchestra and Michael Schönwandt; Ib Nørholm's songs with lyrics by Poul Borum, with Per Salo, piano; Poul Ruders "Songs of Pestilence" with Jesper Lützhøft, guitar, and others.

Page last updated 10th of January 2019