Den Jyske Opera / Danish National Opera

Den Jyske Opera / Danish National Opera is Denmark’s national touring opera company. Funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture and proudly based in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city and European Capital of Culture 2017, it tours across the whole country with both traditional and innovative opera for all ages, tastes and experiences. It is a distinctive, pace-setting part of the Danish cultural scene and for decades has presented productions of the highest artistic quality. With a fulltime chorus as part of 60 artistic, administrative and technical staff it performs regularly at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and collaborates with 5 symphony orchestras including the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.


Den Jyske Opera
Danish National Opera

Founded 1947
Base in Aarhus, second largest city i Denmark
Largest touring operacompany i Denmark

CVRnr. 22624210


General inquiries

General Manager and Artistic Director
Philipp Kochheim

Administrative Manager 
Mette Sigaard
Phone + 45 2160 3141

Director of Music
Christopher Lichtenstein
Phone + 45 4025 7993

Technical Director
Anders Poll
Phone + 45 2122 2777

Marketing and Communications Manager
Anne Visby Larsen
Phone +45 2980 4273


Contact members of the staff
See staff members at the bottom of the page

Opening hours
Mondag-Thursday 9-3 am 
Friday 9-1 am
Phone +45 89 40 91 10

Ticket sales 
Musikhuset Aarhus / Concert Hall Aarhus

Phone +45 89 40 40 40

Head of Development & Outreach
Lene Juul Langballe

Astrid Rørdam Svane

Planner and Head of Touring
Maria Buch

Production- Stage- and Tour Managers:
Malene Myrup Villesen

Pernille Lund Olesen

Marketing and Communications Manager
Anne Visby Larsen

Marketing and Press Coordinator (leave of absence)
Julie Krogh Thomsen

Marketing and Press Coordinator
Maja Daugaard

Fundraiser and Sponsor Manager
Sabrina Vinther

Head of Costume 
Ann Charlott Juul

Peter Pade

Chief Financial Officer
Henriette Søby

Accounts Department:
Charlotte K. Holm Christensen

Jane Hedegaard Nielsen