The Danish soprano Lisbeth Rasmussen Juel was born in Copenhagen. Here she gathered her first valuable Singing experience since early childhood in various Choirs. At the age of 19 she was taught and mentored singing by Danish Mezzosoprano Maria Kontra, at the prestigious MGK, a program for young musical talents. Even before starting her bachelor studies she won the 2009 Danish competition for young singers “Unge synger Klassisk”.
Soon after she was accepted for the Bachelor’s programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Music as a mezzo soprano studying with Hanna Hjort.
After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance in 2013 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with great success she was invited to move to Stuttgart, Germany, to study with Professor Ulrike Sonntag at Musikhochschule Stuttgart. She finished her Master Degree in Opera Performance with the highest score in 2017.
Lisbeth has received several scholarships, among others “Das Deutschlandstipendium” (2016) and the “Richard Wagner Scholarship 2017”.
Lisbeth used the Covid Lockdowns in Germany of 2020/2021 and their consequence of lesser concerts in front of a live audience as an opportunity to undergo the transformation of her Voice-”Fach” from Mezzo Soprano to Soprano. Taking this decision has been key for improving her artistic expression and voice and finally opened the doors to many other opportunities like making it to the SEMI-FINAL of SAS PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY AND STUDIOS, INC. 2nd Annual Vocal Competition, Oct. 2021 (www.sasperformingarts.com)
During her studies she was seen on stage several times at the Wilhelma Theater, Theater Heilbronn (Germany) and Theater Ystad (Schweden). She performed the parts on stage of Mercedes (Bizet’s Carmen), Cherubino (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro), Niklausse (Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann), Medoro (Handel’s Orlando) and of Armidoro (Niccoló Jommeli’s Il Cacciatore Deluso).
Since 2017 she has been freelancing around Germany. She performed the role of Lou-Andreas Salome in the new opera Anima composed by Carola Cribari and the role of Die Hexe in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel.
She attended Masterclasses by Helmut Deutsch, Brigitte Fassbaender, Margreet Honig, Brenda Rein, Falk Struckmann, Ulrich Staerk, Andreas Schmidt and Barbara Friebel and has studied privately with Prof. KMS Jeanne Piland since 2017.