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
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General Manager and Artistic Director
Philipp Kochheim
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Director of Music
Tecwyn Evans
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Administrative Manager
Benedicte Christiansen
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Phone + 45 2588 1921

Technical Director
Anders Poll
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Phone + 45 2122 2777

Head of planning
Annette Væring
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Phone +45 5118 1986

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

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

Opening hours
Mondag-Thursday 9.00-15.00,
Friday 9.00-13.00
Phone +45 89 40 91 10

Ticket sales 
Musikhuset Aarhus / Concert Hall Aarhus

Phone +45 89 40 40 40

The staff

Peter Pade
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Chief Financial Officer
Henriette Søby
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Accounts Department:
Kirsten Cathrine Pedersen
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Charlotte K. Holm Christensen
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Marketing and Communications Manager
Anne Visby Larsen
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Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Trine Dueholm
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Kristian Lager
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Producer of Children's Opera
Birgitte Holt Nielsen
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Head of education
Lene Juul Langballe
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Head of Costume 
Ann Charlott Juul
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Production Managers:
Malene Myrup Villesen
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Camilla Grunnet
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