Judith van Wanroij


Dutch soprano Judith van Wanroij studied with Margreet Honig at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and De Nederlandse Opera Academie. She was a first prize winner at the Erna Spoorenberg Vocalisten Presentation and took part in the Jardin des Voix 2005 (Les Arts Florissants). She made her operadebut singing the titlerole of La Périchole and continued singing roles such as Musetta in La Bohème, Karolina in Dvê Vdovy, Drusilla/Virtù/Damigella/Valletto in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Julia in Der Vett
er aus Dingsda, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos, Thisbé in Pirame et Thisbé, Ilia in Idomeneo, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Cléone/Suivante/Ombre in Castor et Pollux, Female Chorus in Rape of Lucretia, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Emilie/Fatime in Les Indes Galantes, Oriane in Amadis (Lully), Hypermnestre in Les Danaïdes (Salieri), Camille in Les Horaces (Salieri), La Gloire/Phénice/Mélisse in Armide (Lully), the titlerole in Phèdre (Lemoyne), the titlerole in Alceste (Lully) and the titlerole in Orfeo (Rossi) in numerous operahouses in Europe and the United States of America. Lately she specialized herself in French Baroque Music, working together with William Christie, Renée Jacobs, Christophe Rousset, Hervé Niquet, Skip Sempé and Frans Brüggen amongst others.
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“La Phèdre de la Néerlandaise Judith Van Wanroij brûle les planches jusqu’au dénouement final par la vaillance de ses aigus, des graves mordorés et une puissance d’intonation qui culmine à l’acte III au moment du duo avec sa confidente Œnone, magnifique Diana Axentii d’une émotion palpable.” – Concertclassic.com