Season 2018/2019 at the Royal Danish Opera

Robert will conduct the re-premiere of Die Fledermaus on 24 November, with performances running into 2019. There will be a live cinema relay of the show on 9 December. Later in the season will come performances of Tosca – and a popular return of the orchestra’s Christmas concerts in December. The concert on 21 December will be broadcast live on DR.

Robert is absolutely delighted to make his debut with the Athelas Ensemble, Copenhagen’s orchestra for new music, in Hans Abrahamsen’s already iconic work, Schnee. The performance will be on 2 December 2018.


May 2018

In Spring 2018 Robert conducted the Danish premiere of Thomas Adès’ monumental new opera, The Exterminating Angel in the production by Tom Cairns. He also conducted performances of Verdi’s Rigoletto, and of the Puccini opera La Fanciulla del West. Another highlight was to play Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps with wonderful musicians from the Kongelige Kapel: violinist Emma Steele, clarinettist John Kruse and cellist Kim Bak Dinesen.


October 2017

A rare pleasure to play the early Piano Quintet (1903) by Ralph Vaughan Williams in the first chamber concert of the new season with players of the Royal Danish Orchestra.

Violin: Emma Steele, Viola: Alexander Ølgaard, Cello: Kim Bak Dinesen, Double Bass: Ramsey Harvard, Piano: Robert Houssart


March 2017

Performances of Le Nozze di Figaro, conducting Elise Kragerup’s production as it tours Denmark


January-February 2017

Robert conducted Graham Vick’s sensational new production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Robert also conducted the Royal Danish Opera’s Opera2Go project this season.

Public stage rehearsals, followed by complete performances of Act 4 of Puccini’s  La Bohème – in Elisabeth Linton’s production (new to the company this season). All performances are on the main stage (Store Scene) of the Copenhagen Opera, with the Kongelige Kapel and cast:

Yana Kleyn/Sophie Jensen/Gert Henning Jensen/Palle Knudsen/Leif Jone Olberg/Henning von Schulman


December 21 & 22, 2016

Sing Jul Ind!

Christmas concert with the Royal Danish Orchestra brass and chorus


June – July 2016

Conducting Tom Guthrie’s new production of Le Nozze di Figaro at the wonderful Longborough Festival



June 12 2016

Powder Her Face is named Årets Opera/Opera of the Year at the Danish Theatre awards – the Reumert Awards

Staging: Orpha Phelan/Madeleine Boyd

Cast: Anne Margrethe Dahl/Sophie Jensen/Alexander Sprague/Sten Byriel

Musicians of the Kongelige Kapel/Robert Houssart


June 3 2016

Robert replaced the indisposed Michael Boder to conduct Strauss’ Salome at the Kongelige Opera, Copenhagen.

Staging: Stefan Herheim/Heike Scheele/Gesine Völlm

Cast: Gisela Stille/Randi Stene/Sabrina Kögel/Adam Frandsen/Michael Christensen/Thomas C Hall u.a.

Kongelige Kapel/Robert Houssart