Born in Ikas (Denmark) Bo Skovhus studied at the Conservatoire in Aarhus, at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and in New York. His career began in 1988 at the Volksoper in Vienna as Don Giovanni. In 1997 he was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger. Bo Skovhus’s opera repertoire comprises such roles as Count Almaviva, Don Alfonso, Mandryka (Arabella,) Wozzek, Onegin, Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Wolfram, Amfortas, Beckmesser Dr. Schön (Lulu), Nick Shadow (Rake’s Progress)
For the opening production at the Salzburger Festspiele 2015 Skovhus sang the part of Cortez in ‘Die Eroberung von Mexico’ to high praise from press and public. In 2012 in Hamburg and again in Paris in 2012 he performed Lear in Reimann’s opera to universal acclaim and other recent highlights have been Beckmesser at the Bastille in Paris 2016 and later the same year at the Budapest festival. Future projects for Skovhus include opera and concert performances in Vienna, München, Hamburg, Dresden and Oxford. Apart from opera performances Skovhus devotes himself intensively to Lieder singing and has performed with such pianists as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Helmut Deutsch and Leif Ove Andsnes. He has also recorded many of the central roles of his opera and concert repertoire and also a series of recital albums.
Bo Skovhus has been Guest Professor in Oslo since 3 years back, and also in Copenhagen since 2010. He does many Masterclasses, just to mention a few: with the Opera studios in Hamburg, Köln, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Chicago. Also Masterclasses at the School of Manhattan New York, at the University of Cleveland, Chapman University Orange California and University of Lexington.