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Danish soprano Sine Bundgaard made her professional debut in her native Denmark in 2003 at the Royal Danish Opera as Gilda in Verdis Rigoletto. Her international debut was as Zerbinetta in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera municipal de Marseille in 2002. Her German debut at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich was as Fiakermilli in Strauss' Arabella in 2006. Since then she has enjoyed an extensive international career, both as an opera, concert, oratorio and recital singer and guested at Opera National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Drottningholm Slottstheater in Stockholm, aswell as in Marseille, Antwerpen, Nancy, Lausanne, Theatre de Champs-Elysee in Paris, Opera Comique in Paris, Teatro delle muse di Ancona, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik, the Händelfestival in Karlsruhe, and the Danish National Opera.

Her EMI debut-series recording 2005, with orchestra songs by Strauss, Duparc, Berg and Poulenc, was voted Vocal CD of the Year and received raving reviews internationally.

In 2009 she joined the ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. She now covers a wide range of the lyric-dramatic soprano repertoire: Donna Elvira, Contessa Almaviva, Elettra, Liu, Desdemona, Nedda, Nannetta, Michaela, Lulu, Silvia di Avila, Manon Lescaut (Henze), and Jenny in Weills Mahagonny.

In season 2019/20 she will make her debut in Zürich as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni in Sebastian Baumgartens production conducted by Riccardo Minasi. At her homestage in Copenhagen she will make two role-debuts: Elettra in Idomeneo in Robert Carsens production conducted by Julia Jones and Despina in Cosi fan tutte in Tim Alberys production conducted by Paul Goodwin. In concert she will sing the titlerole in Händels Theodora at the Moscow Händel festival with Alexander Rudin and Musica Viva and Respighi's Cinque Lirique at Fuglsang chambermusicfestival.

In 18/19 she had her roledebut as Liu in Turandot conducted by Alexander Vedernikov and Fru Ingeborg in the danish nationalopera Drot&Marsk by Peter Heise. directed by Kasper Holten/Amy Lane and conducted by michael Schønwandt (Recorded by Dacapo) At Tjajkovskij Hall in Moscow she sang Angelica in Vivaldis Orlando Furioso conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli.

In 17/18 she made her roledebut as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi, and sang Silvia di Avila in Thomas Ades' Highly accaimed The exterminating angel in Tom Cairns production.

In 2016/17 she appeared as Juno a.o. in The fairy queen with Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jenny in Mahagonny directed by Graham Vick conducted by Julien Salemkour.

In 2015/16 she sang Manon Lescaut in Henze's Boulevard solitude in a new production by Lotte de Beer conducted by Jeremie Rhorer and Contessa Almaviva in Mozarts Figaro directed by Elisa Kragerup conducted by Andreas Spering.

She is much in demand as an oratoriosoloist, recently in Brahms requiem, Bach's H-minor mass, Verdi's Requiem, Dvorak requiem, Dvorak Stabat mater, Handel's Messiah and Mozarts Requiem.

Sine dedicates much time to the Lied-repertoire. In 2016 she created a recital-program with songs to the lyrics of danish poet J.P. Jacobsen set into music by a whole string of composers, mentioning Carl Nielsen, Zemlinsky, Delius just to name a few.

She was featured on 3 recordings released in 2014/15: Castiglionis Salmo XIX with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda on Chandos in 2015, the Danish composer John Frandsen's highly acclaimed Requiem with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2013 (world premiere) on Dacapo, and Verdi Requiem in a live-recording form 2012 with Per Enevold on Classico.

Recent contemporary roles include Silvia di Avila in Thomas Ades' The exterminating angel (2018), the title-role in Bergs Lulu in the Stefan Herheim-production from 2010 for which she received a Reumert-nomination as Singer of the year, The Cheshire cat in Unsuk Chins Alice in wonderland at Bayerische Staatsoper conducted by Kent Nagano(2008) and soprano 2 in Wolfgang Rihm’s highly acclaimed Dionysos at the Holland festival with Pierre Audi and Ingo Metzmacher(2011)

An experienced early music singer, she sang the titlerole in Handels Theodora in 2017 and Costanza in Handel's Riccardo Primo (Franco Fagioli) at the international Handel-festival in 2015, both in Karlsruhe, Angelica in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino with Rene Jacobs at the Edinburgh and Innsbruck festival (2011), Angelica in Vivaldis Orlando Furioso with Federico Maria Sardelli in Moscow, Amelite in Rameau’s Zoroastre with Christoff Rousset and Pierre Audi in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris (DVD opus Arte)(2009), Drusilla in Monterdi’s Orfeo with McVicar (2008) and Cleonilla in Vivaldi's Ottone in villa with Colonna (2014) both conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

In concert she sang Mahlers 4th symphony in Birmingham with the CBSO and Manfred Honeck, Carmina Burana in Sala Sao Paulo with OSESP and Antoni Wit, Brahms Requiem with Orchestre de Champs Elysee and Philippe Herreweghe, Carl Nielsens 3rd symphony with Stockholm Symhony orchestra and Tobias Ringborg, Lakme in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London with COG, Songs by Strauss and Grieg in Dvorak Hall, Prague with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard, Bergs Sieben fruhe Lieder with Arhus Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Andretta and Messiah with Marcus Creed and the Danish National Orchestra.

She worked with the conductors Alexander Vedernikov, Michael Schønwandt, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Gianandrea Noseda, Jeremie Rhorer, Michael Boder, Julien Salemkour, Carlo Rizzi, Ingo Metsmacher, Rene Jacobs, Phillippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano, Bertrand de Billy, James Conlon, Pinchas Steinberg, Michael Schønwandt, Enrique Mazzola, Giancarlo Andretta, Matthias Pintscher, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Andreas Spering, Christophe Rousset, Manfred honeck, Theodor Guschlbauer, Peter Schneider, Thomas Dausgaard, Thomas Søndergaard, Antoni Wit, Rolf Gupta, Alexander Shelley and Tobias Ringborg.

In 2004 she was Artist of the year for Danish National Radio. She received the Aksel Schiøtz prize in 2005, in 2006 she received Elisabeth Dons prize and the Prins Henrik prize. In 2011 she was nominated as singer of the year by the Reumert- committee and In 2016 she recieved Holger Bruusgaards prize of honour. In 2013 she was knighted by the queen of Denmark.