Louise McClelland Jacobsen & Laurits Dragsted

Louise McClelland Jacobsen: Singer

Louise finished her Master’s degree with honors in summer 2023 from The Royal Danish Opera Academy. She made her stage debut at the Royal Danish Opera as 5. Magd in Strauss’ Elektra in March 2023. In the 2023/2024 season she joins The Royal Danish Opera as a member of the Young Artist Ensemble. Louise’s artistic work already embraces an enormous range. She has had huge successes in oratorios, operas, Lieder – including contemporary vocal repertoire. Louise was awarded the “Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s talent prize” in 2022 and the “Léonie Sonnings Talent prize” in 2023.

Laurits Dragsted: Pianist

Laurits is a Copenhagen based pianist and repetiteur who holds a Master’s degree in repetiteurship from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and just finished 2 years of advanced postgraduate studies in the Young Artist Programme at the Royal Danish Theatre playing Verdi’s Aida as his final production. Laurits has played for many esteemed conductors, such as Paolo Carignani, Julia Jones and Fabio Luisi. He has worked freelance in the Copenhagen Opera House, The Danish Radio Broadcast and the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He is the primary pianist for the Malko Academy for Young Conductors and thus enjoys working on symphonic repertoire as well as Lied and Opera.