Danish soprano Philippa Cold studied in Odense, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Based in Copenhagen she is currently exploring her new repertoire with Danish Wagnerian soprano Eva Johansson.

Philippa Cold is the winner of the 3rd prize in The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition 2020 singing Sieglinde from Die Walküre and Senta from Der fliegende Holländer in Musikkens Hus in Aalborg with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ralf Weikert in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II.

In 2023 she will sing Sieglinde and Gutrune in Elsinore Chamber Opera’s “The Ring in one evening” by Wagner and the Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the opera company Nontardar.

Philippa Cold is covering Donna Anna in Glyndebourne's new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni by director Mariame Clément and conductor Evan Rogister in the 2023 Festival Season.

In 2024 she will once again join Elsinore Chamber Opera for a production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana as Santuzza.

She sang Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with South Denmark Symphony Orchestra in the summer of 2022.

In the same year she was Blumenmädchen in Wagner’s Parsifal with Danish National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Adam Fischer.

Philippa Cold sang the role of Alice Ford in Falstaff with Den ny Opera in Esbjerg in August 2021 as well as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with opera group Nontardar on tour in all of Denmark in season 21/22.

She appeared as Proserpina in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at The Royal Danish Opera with Concerto Copenhagen and conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen in 2020.

She has performed as soprano soloist in Stabat mater by Dvoràk with South Denmark Symphony Orchestra and South Denmark Philharmonic Choir in April 2021.

In the autumn of 2020 she sang Gerald Finzi’s Dies Natalis and Fauré Requiem with Randers Chamber Orchestra and conductor David Riddell. She repeated Dies Natalis with members of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in June 2021. The concert was broadcast by Danish national radio.

In 2019 she dived into modern opera with the newly written opera ‘Kommentarfeltet’ by Norwegian composer Trygve Brøske and the opera ‘Go’nat, min skat’ by Danish composer Karsten Fundal with MusikTeater SaltoMortale. 

Furthermore she sang the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ with Nontardar on tour in all of Denmark and of Emmy Høyer in ‘Den kongelige Gæst’ (The royal Guest) by Danish composer Hakon Børresen (1874-1956) at Copenhagen Opera Festival and Funen Opera. 

In 2018 she sang Fiordiligi in Nontardar’s production of ‘Così fan tutte’ at Funen Opera and Michaela in ‘Carmen’ in Nykøbing Sjælland. She also appeared in Carl Nielsen’s Espansiva Symphony with South Denmark Symphony Orchestra (Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester).

She sang Mabel in ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and Yum-Yum in ‘The Mikado’ by Gilbert and Sullivan and the title role in Offenbach’s ‘La belle Hélène’ at the Court Theatre in Copenhagen. 

At Copenhagen Opera Festival she was Charlotte in ‘A Fairytale in Rosenborg Gardens’ by Danish composer C.E.F. Weyse.

 A selection of roles


Le nozze di Figaro, W.A. Mozart

Nontardar 2023/2024

Donna Anna (cover)

Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023


Götterdämmerung, R. Wagner

Elsinore Chamber Opera 2023

Die Walküre, R. Wagner

Elsinore Chamber Opera 2023

Alice Ford

Falstaff, G. Verdi

Den ny Opera Esbjerg 2021


Così fan tutte, W. A. Mozart

Non Tardar 2018 and 2021/2022


L'Orfeo, C. Monteverdi

Royal Danish Theatre 2020

Donna Anna 

Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart

Funen Opera, Non Tardar 2019

Emmy Høyer

Den kongelige Gæst (The Royal Guest), Hakon Børresen

Copenhagen Opera Festival 2019

Funen Opera 2019

The mother

Go'nat min skat, Karsten Fundal

Musikteater Saltomortale 2019


Kommentarfeltet, Trygve Brøske

Phantasterne 2019


Carmen, G. Bizet

Opera i Provinsen, Nykøbing Sj. 2018

Donna Elvira 

Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart

Aalborg Operafestival 2017

Årsta Teater, Stockholm 2009