The danish, lyric soprano Lona Mohr Villadsen has been a finalist in the opera singing competitions Concorso Lirico Arturo Pessina in January 2019, Luigi Zanuccoli in May 2017, in Cengio in Lirica, Italy, April 2016 and in The International Voice Competition Alexandru Farcas, Romania in May 2014 where she was awarded a Special prize from the State Philharmonic of Arad.
In 2021 Lona has a recital in Det Fynske Sangselskab with pianist, Christian Westergaard, she is a soloist on Opera på åen, Den Fynske Opera and will be the soprano soloist in Mozart´s Requiem in Stockholm. See more performances under “schedule”.
2022 brings concerts at Den Ny Opera, Esbjerg among others.
Covid19 caused a lot of cancellations in 2020, among others the concert Opera på Engen with Odense Symphony Orchestra where Lona was to sing excerpts from several operas like La traviata, Turandot and Butterfly. Instead she was invited to be a soloist with Odense Symphony Orchestra in their first concert after the Corona lock down in June 2020.
In 2019 Lona was a soloist in Corona Vitae by Michael Waldenby at the Cathedral of Stockholm and a soloist in Die Schöpfung by Haydn. She also sung Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Skånska Operan and was a soloist in both Brahm´s and Mozart´s Requiem.
In 2018 Lona debuted as Desdemona in Otello in Italy, as Mimì in La Bohème in Italy, as Micaëla in Carmen with Opera Classica Europa, Germany and with The Danish National Opera also as Micaëla in Carmen.
Growing up in the countryside of Jutland, Lona Mohr Villadsen took her first singing lessons in Århus, Denmark. Lona is a graduate of the advanced postgraduate program (soloist class) at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Odense as well as from Stockholm Opera Studio and the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. From the latter she has a diploma (corresponding to a master’s degree).
Lona Mohr Villadsen has sung roles such as Donna Elvira, Don GIovanni (Skånska Operan, 2019) Micaëla, Carmen( Danish National Opera 2018 and Opera Classica Europa, Germany 2018), MimÌ, La Bohème ( Cartoline Pucciniane, Teatro del Giglio, Italy 2018), Desdemona, Otello (CengioinLirica 2018).
Cio-Cio-san, Madama Butterfly ( Skånska Operan, Sweden 2017), Lucy, The Telephone ( Wasahof, Stockholm 2017)Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel (LidalNorth International Opera Workshop, Norwegian Opera Oslo 2016) Estelle, The Stronger by Hugo Weisgall (Den Fynske Opera, Denmark), Violetta, La Traviata (Skånska Operan, Sweden), Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni (Den Fynske Opera, Denmark), Laurette, Le docteur miracle and Gontran, Une education manquée (Den rullende Opera, Denmark) Micaëla, Carmen (Operakompagniet, Denmark). In 2011 she sang Konstanze in the world premiere of Inger Wikström´s opera Evigt din Mozart (Forever your Mozart) at Confidenden in Stockholm, Sweden.
Besides being an active lied singer, her concert repertoire includes Sieben frühe Lieder, Berg, Mirabai songs, Harbison, Den kinesiske fløjte, Schierbeck, 4 Lieder op. 27, Strauss and also church music like Christus am Ölberge, Beethoven, Missa brevis och Requiem, Mozart, Messiah, Händel, St. John´s Passion, Bach and Nelson Mass, Haydn.