Curriculum Vitae



Jakob Vad

Photo: Nicolai Østergaard

Operatic Roles


Year Place Role Opera Composer



2017 Royal Danish Opera Jan the Hunter The Fairy in the Stream Duus

Opera Hedeland Schaunard La Bohème Puccini

Landesmuseum Bonn Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Mozart


2016 Hamburger Kammeroper Masetto Don Giovanni Mozart

Hamburger Kammeroper Guglielmo Cosi fan Tutte Mozart

Den Jyske Opera Karl Nothing Bruce


2015 Hamburger Kammeroper Figaro Nozze di Figaro Mozart

2014 Cph. Opera Festival Bretigny Manon Massenet

Cph. Opera Festival Mephistopheles Faust Gounod

Cuenca Opera, Spain Papageno Zauberflöte Mozart

Irkutsk Opera Festival Albert Werther Massenet


2012 Funens Opera Seneca L'inc. di Poppea Monteverdi

Royal Danish Opera Leporello Don Giovanni Mozart

Royal Danish Opera Apollon/Herold/Cor. Alceste Gluck


2011 Royal Danish Opera Gregorio Romeo & Juliette Gounod

Royal Danish Opera Der Diener Lulu Berg


2010 Royal Danish Opera Thierry/Javelinot Dial. de Carmelites Poulenc

Royal Danish Opera Lakaj Ariadne auf Naxos Strauss


2009 Royal Conservatory Papageno Die Zauberflöte Mozart




Currently studying with Neil Semer.



Madrid Opera Studio

Main voice teacher: Theodore Coresi

Other teachers: Idit Arad, Laurence Verna, Ana Craciun



The Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark

Main voice teacher: Anne Margrethe Dahl

Other teachers and coaches: Fiona McSherry, Friedrich Gürtler, Thomas Darelius, Daniele Piatelli, Ebbe Knudsen (Drama), Hanna Hjørna (Drama), Marlene Smith (Dancing)



Bachelor from The Royal Danish Music Conservatory, Denmark

Main voice teacher: Helene Gjerris

Other teachers and coaches: Ulrich Stârk, Mats Knutson



With Carlo Vincenzo Allemano, James Johnson, Bo Skovhus, Helmut Rilling and Christian Badea.



Other Oratorio and Concerts

Extensive concert work in Denmark within church music, especially Bach, in collaboration with many of the leading orchestras and conductors in Denmark and Scandinavia, amongst them the Danish Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Odense Symphonic Orchestra and Trinitatis Orchestra, under conductors such as Frans Rasmussen, Michael Bojesen and David Björkman.


Amongst the performed sacred works can be mentioned Händel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Bach Johannespassion, Christmas Oratorium and many cantatas, Haydns Schöpfung, Faure Requiem, Durufle Requiem and Dvorac Requiem.


Has done lied concerts with works by famous Danish lied composers, such as Nielsen and Heise as well as lied concerts with Schubert, Schumann and several French composers – add to that a number of opera galla concerts and opera excerpts concerts.



2nd price in “Friends of the Opera Competition”, Denmark, 2012




Anders Månsson og hustru Hanne Månssons Mindelegat 2012, Richard Wagner Stipendium for the Bayreuth Festspiel 2012, Betty og Valdemar van Hauns Fond 2012, Finn Ejlersens Mindefond 2011, Feldthusens Fond 2010, Mas Matisen legatet 2009, Johannes Emanuel Johansens legat 2008