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Just like Hans Christian Andersen we see that Sebastian also excites a wide audience from the very young to the more mature persons. It is the same audience that has been excited about the special interpretations made by Sebastian over the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen. He started his relationship to the author in 1980 with the production of the musical “Nattergalen” at Rimfaxe Teater, which was later shown for more than four decades! In 1989 the two met again in the work ”Et Eventyr/Dyndkongens Datter” which is a two-hour long instrumental symphony, where Lis Andersen, Sissel Kyrkjebø and Sebastian all sang.  Another interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen came to light in 1996 where the audience Gladsaxe Teater saw the musical, Hans Christian Andersen. In 2012 Sebastian gave us the album ”I Danmark er jeg født”. The album is an indisputable masterpiece between two icons spanning more than two centuries. Sebastian has made a solid and long-lasting impression in the hearts of all Danes for many decades by giving an excellent and popular soundtrack to the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen.

Sebastian, Denmark, for his interpretations of Hans Christian Andersen for the Danish musical scene.