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Clement & Sanôu
Van Baerle Trio   
Orchestra/ensemble



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Van Baerle Trio
Christopher    Lemmings
Tenor



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Christopher Lemmings
Roberta  Alexander
Soprano



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ROBERTA ALEXANDER, SOPRANO
Deirdre  Angenent
Soprano




DEIRDRE ANGENENT
  Baritones
Baritones




BARITONES
Lotte de Beer
Stage Director



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LOTTE DE BEER
Klaus   Bertisch
Dramaturge




Klaus Bertisch
Henriette  Bonde-Hansen
Soprano



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HENRIETTE BONDE-HANSEN, SOPRANO
Albert  Bonnema
Tenor



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ALBERT BONNEMA
Szabolcs   Brickner
Tenor



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SZABOLCS BRICKNER
Eva  Buchmann
Stage Director



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Andries  Cloete
Tenor



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ANDRIES CLOETE, TENOR
Alexandra  Coku
Soprano



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ALEXANDRA COKU
  Contraltos
Contraltos




CONTRALTOS
  Counter-tenors
Counter-tenors




COUNTER-TENORS
Enrico  Delamboye
Conductor



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ENRICO DELAMBOYE, CONDUCTOR
Hubert  Delamboye
Tenor



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HUBERT DELAMBOYE, TENOR
Michiel  Dijkema
Stage Director



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MICHIEL DIJKEMA
Kor-Jan  Dusseljee
Tenor



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Audio:
Florestan - Aria

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KOR-JAN DUSSELJEE
Jörg  Dürmüller
Tenor



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JÖRG DÜRMÜLLER, TENOR
Alexander  Egorov
Bass



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ALEXANDER EGOROV
Gala   El Hadidi
Mezzosoprano



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Gala El Hadidi
Maarten   Engeltjes
Counter Tenor



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Maarten Engeltjes
Erik  Fenton
Tenor



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ERIK FENTON
Andrea  Giovannini
Tenor



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ANDREA GIOVANINNI
Giorgio  Giuseppini
Bass



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GIORGIO GIUSEPPINI, BASS
Kelly  God
Soprano



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KELLY GOD
Werner  Güra
Tenor



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Werner Güra, tenor | Christoph Berner, piano
Schubert: Die Winterreise - “Erstarrung”
Harmonia Mundi, March 2010

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WERNER GÜRA, TENOR
Friedrich  Haider
Conductor



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FRIEDRICH HAIDER
Henk van  Heijnsbergen
Bass



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HENK VAN HEIJNSBERGEN, BASS
Jaco  Huijpen
Bass



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JACO HUIJPEN, BASS
Catherine  Hunold
Soprano



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CATHERINE HUNOLD
Patrizia   Häusermann
Mezzosoprano



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Patrizia Häusermann
Martin   Häßler
Baritone



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Martin Häßler
Andreas  Hörl
Bass



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ANDREAS HÖRL, BARITONE
Per-Otto   Johansson
Conductor



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PER-OTTO JOHANSSON
Inga  Kalna
Soprano



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photographer: Gunars Janaitis
INGA KALNA, SOPRANO
Simone  Kermes
Soprano



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SIMONE KERMES
Barbara  Kozelj
Mezzosoprano



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VIDEO
NPS Holland Festival
Louis Andriessen: Nocturnen (1959)
June 6 2009




BARBARA KOZELJ
Jochen  Kupfer
Baritone



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JOCHEN KUPFER, BARITONE
Louise  Kwong
Soprano



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Louise Kwong
Jean-Philippe  Lafont
Baritone/Bass





Morten Frank  Larsen
Baritone/Bass



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MORTEN FRANK LARSEN
Helen  Lepalaan
Mezzosoprano



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HELEN LEPALAAN
Marouscha   Levy
Set Design




Marouscha Levy
Clint van der Linde
Counter Tenor



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CLINT VAN DER LINDE
Trine Wilsberg Lund
Soprano



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Audio:
Trine Wilsberg Lund
Leipziger Kammerorchester, Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Händel: Messiah
December 2009

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TRINE WILSBERG LUND
Nico van der  Meel
Tenor



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NICO VAN DER MEEL, TENOR
  Mezzosopranos
Mezzosopranos




MEZZOSOPRANOS
Jetske  Mijnssen
Stage Director



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JETSKE MIJNSSEN, STAGE DIRECTOR
Hannes  Minnaar
Pianist



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HANNES MINNAAR
Nelly  Miricioiù
Soprano



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NELLY MIRICIOIÙ
Harry  Peeters
Baritone/Bass



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HARRY PEETERS
Albert  Pesendorfer
Bass



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ALBERT PESENDORFER
Jeanne  Piland
Mezzosoprano



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JEANNE PILAND, MEZZOSOPRANO
Kari  Postma
Soprano



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KARI POSTMA
Christoph  Prégardien
Tenor



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CHRISTOPH PRÉGARDIEN, TENOR
Oleksandr  Pushniak
Baritone/Bass



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OLEKSANDR PUSHNIAK
Dieuweke van Reij
Set Design




Dieuweke van Reij
Birgit  Remmert
Contralto



Benelux Management

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BIRGIT REMMERT, CONTRALTO
Stephan  Rügamer
Tenor



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STEPHAN RÜGAMER, TENOR
Martina  Rüping
Soprano



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MARTINA RÜPING
Yves  Saelens
Tenor



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YVES SAELENS
Koen  Schoots
Conductor




KOEN SCHOOTS, CONDUCTOR
Aylin   Sezer
Soprano



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Aylin Sezer
Geert  Smits
Baritone



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GEERT SMITS, BARITONE
  Sopranos
Sopranos




SOPRANOS
Ausrine  Stundyte
Soprano



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AUSRINE STUNDYTE, SOPRANO
Yngve A.  Søberg
Baritone/Bass



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YNGVE SOEBERG
  Tenors
Tenors




TENORS
Cristina  Toledo
Soprano



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CRISTINA TOLEDO
Anna   Traub
Mezzosoprano



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Anna Traub
Jos van Veldhoven
Conductor



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JOS VAN VELDHOVEN, CONDUCTOR
Floris   Visser
Stage Director



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FLORIS VISSER
Jan Willem de Vriend
Conductor



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Nanco de Vries
Baritone/Bass




NANCO DE VRIES
Judith van Wanroij
Soprano



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Judith van Wanroij
Bettina   Weder
Contralto



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Bettina Weder
Orhan  Yildiz
Baritone/Bass



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ORHAN YILDIZ
Georg  Zeppenfeld
Bass



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GEORG ZEPPENFELD
Johannette   Zomer
Soprano



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Johannette Zomer
Simona   Šaturová
Soprano



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Simona Šaturová
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Recording of Mendelssohn's Piano Trios
Enschede
October 2014

Südwest Presse: "diskographischen Glücksfall"



Stage director of Gounod's Faust
Leipzig
October 2014
Leipziger Volkszeitung: "Momente, in denen das Zusammenspiel von Musik und Theater das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt"




Jetske Mijnssen awarded for Faust Preis
Hamburg
October 2014
Deutsche Bühnenverein: "Der Faust 2014"




Ravel and Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Icking
September 2014

Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Besser geht’s nicht"



Finale IVC 2014 Opera
’s-Hertogenbosch
Sept 2014

NRC Handelsblad: "imponeerde in stijlvolle vertolkingen"



Conductor of Rossini's La Gazzetta
Basel
Aug 2014

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Akkurat und temperamentvoll"



Stage director of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
Amsterdam
August 2014

Volkskrant: "Multifaceted psychological story"



Stage director of Handel's Almira
Innsbruck
August 2014

ORF.at: "Eine neue Lesart"



Bach's Mass in B minor with René Jacobs
Trondheim, St. Olav Festival
29 July




Stage director of Handel's Almira
Festwochen der Alte Musik, Innsbruck
Premiere: 12 August




Stage director of Mozart's Così fan tutte
Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam
Premiere: 16 August




Conductor of Rossini's La Gazzetta
Volkshaus, Basel
29, 31 August | 2, 4, 6 September




Stage director of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd
Wilminktheater, Enschede
Premiere: 5 September




Gaea in Strauss' Daphne
La Monnaie, Bruxelles
Premiere: 9 September




Saint-Saëns' 5th Piano Concerto
Maastricht, Amsterdam, Eindhoven
26 | 27 | 28 September




Farnace in Mozart's Mitridate, re di Ponto
Schwetzingen/Mannheim
July 2014

DLR-Kultur Fazit: “Excellent Clint van der Linde as Farnace”



Puccini´s Tosca with NDR Radiophilharmonie
Hannover|Schleswig Holstein Music Festival
19|20 July




CD release "This Wing'd Hour" song cycles
Phaedra Classics
2014
Opusklassiek.nl: "the voice masterfully mixes with the eloquent piano part"



J.S. Bach: "Hohe Messe"
Zürich
June 2014
Tagesanzeiger Zürich: "Klanglich hochkarätig"



Stage director of Gounod's Faust
Oper Leipzig, Leipzig
Premiere: 11 October 2014




Oberthal in Meyerbeer's Le prophète
Staatstheater Braunschweig
Premiere: 19 October 2014




Stage director of Händel's Almira
Hamburgische Staatsoper
Wiederaufname: 21 October 2014




Hermann in Pique Dame
Gelsenkirchen
June 2015
Der neue Merker: "wahrlich imponierend"



Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro
Denver, Central City Opera
June 2014

Daily Camera: "Tamara Gura is perfectly cast as Cherubino"



Bach's Kantate 170 with Ton Koopman at Itinéraire Baroque
Ribérac, France
24 July




J.S. Bach: St John's Passion at BBC Proms
London|Cambridge
26|27 July 2014




Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni
Gent, Vlaamse Opera
June 2014




Haydn's Scottish Airs
Harmonia Mundi
Released April 2014
Limelight: "elegant musicianship, care for word painting"



Opening recital at Schubertiade 2014
Schwarzenberg
21 June




Adolfo in Handel's Faramondo
Göttingen International Handel Festival
May/June 2014
HNA.de: "großartiger Countertenor Maarten Engeltjes"



5. Magd in Strauss's Elektra
Festival Aix-en-Provence / Teatro alla Scala
July 2013 / May-June 2014
Opera News: "pure, unforced singing of Roberta Alexander"



Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
Opéra de Toulon
May 2014
Opera-online: "Szabolcs Brickner with impeccable technique"



Stage director of Britten's Midsummernight's dream
Hannover, Staatstheater
March 2014
Opernwelt: "Michiel Dijkema, Bühnenzauberer"



Stage director of Mozart's Così fan tutte
Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre
May 2014
NR.ru: "a brilliant performance"



Stage director of Handel's Almira
Hamburg, State Opera
May 2014
Kultur-port.de: "die kluge Regie Jetske Mijnssens"



Conductor of Verdi's La Traviata
Opera Zuid, Netherlands
May 2014
Operamagazine: "clever balance in the sound"



Conductor of Berlioz' La Damnation de Faust
Theater Basel
May 2014
Nordwestschweiz: "Star des Abends war der Dirigent Enrico Delamboye"



Ravel, Dvorák a.o. at Bodenseefestival
Kressbronn, Festhalle
5 June




Solo programme with Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Rotterdam, De Doelen
5 June




Eumete in Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
Zürich, Opernhaus
May 2014

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Grossartig Werner Güra als Eumete"



Handel's Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Berlin, Staatsoper
7|9|11 June




Title role in Vivaldi's Farnace
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
May 2014
Der Opernfreund: "Yildiz mit farbenreichen Bariton"



Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto
Enschede, Zwolle
21 | 22 | 23 May




Staging and set/costume design of Vivier
Münchener Biennale
May 2014
Frankfurter Rundschau: "Die Inszenierung zeigt sich mehr als gewachsen"



Fauré's Requiem with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Oslo, Norway
April 2014
Kulturspeilet: "the strongest impression by Yngve Søberg"



Title role in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg
Theater Lübeck
April 2014
Der Neue Merker: "sang Fenton mit grosser herrlicher Stimme"



Evangelist in Matthäus Passion with Hong Kong Philharmonic
Hong Kong
April 2014
South China Morning Post: "a superb Evangelist"



Evangelist in Bach's Matthäus Passion
Deventer, NL
April 2014
De Stentor: "Nico van der Meel is onnavolgbaar"



Christus in Bach's Matthäus Passion
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
April 2014
NRC Handelsblad: "machtige bas Geert Smits"



Bach's Magnificat with Nederlandse Bachvereniging
Weimar (D), Naarden, Rotterdam (NL)
30 April, 2/3 May




Vivaldi's Stabat Mater with Nederlands Kamerorkest
Alkmaar|Haarlem|Amsterdam
1|2|4 May




Stage director of Vivier's Kopernikus
Amsterdam, Nationale Opera
April 2014
NRC Handelsblad: "de lat is hoog gelegd"



Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorák trio's
Lisbon|Porto
10|11 May




Purcell and Mendelssohn with Residentie Orkest
Den Haag, NL
11|13 April




Recital with Bach, Franck, Fauré and Ravel
Amersfoort, De Flint
15 April




Mendelssohn's 1st and Brahms's 2nd piano trio
Barcelona | Birmingham
3 | 6 April




Title role in Lucia di Lammermoor
Aarhus, Den Jyske Opera
March | April




Katerina Izmailova in Lady Macbeth of Mtensk
Antwerp, Vlaamse Opera
March 2014

Die Welt: "Stundyte als phänomenale Katerina"



Stage director of Massenet's Werther
Saarbrücken, Staatstheater
February 2014

Der Neue Merker: "Die Regie liess einen zwingenden Eindruck hinter"



Soprano in Johannes Passion with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Rotterdam, De Doelen
17|18 April 2014



Release CD: Bach Inspirations
Cobra Records
February 2014
BBC Music Magazine: "Hannes Minnaar plays with sensitivity and joy"



Jeths, Mendelssohn and Beethoven "Erzherzogtrio"
Amsterdam, Het Concertgebouw
19 February 2014



Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème
Oslo, Den Norske Opera
24|26 February




Tamino in Die Zauberflöte
Nationaltheater Mannheim
February 2014
Mannheimer Morgen: "Brickner, ein Prinz des Wohllauts"



Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Jurjen Hempel
Netherlands tour, o.a. Concertgebouw
8-18 February




European Rising Stars Tour
Köln|Athens|Baden-Baden|Vienna|Budapest
2|5|9|10|15 February 2014



Beethoven's 5th piano concerto with Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Zwolle|Enschede
30|31 January




Rising Stars tour
Brussels|Hamburg|Luxemburg|Gateshead
19|22|24|26 January 2014



Staging and scenography of Cosi fan tutte
The Hague
Premiere: 16 January




Haydn, Brahms and Dvorak
Paris, Cite de la Musique
6 January 2014



New solo work by Jan van de Putte with Asko|Schönberg
Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan `t IJ
9 January




Stage director of Britten's Owen Wingrave
January 2014

Trouw: "Gaat dat zien!"



Solo concerto with La Sfera Armoniosa and Mike Fentross
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
29 December




Haydn's Creation with Residency Orchestra
Rotterdam, The Hague
21, 22 December




Judit in Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle
The Hague, NL
December 2013
Operanederland.nl: "her soprano is strong, sonorous and brilliant"



New Year's concerts with philharmonie zuidnederland
Tour in the Netherlands
3-12 January




Recital with Ravel, Franck and Chopin Preludes
Tokyo, Musashino
12 December




World premiere of Jan van de Putten's Bamboleamos no mundo
December 2013

Het Parool: "Kozelj, geweldige zangeres"



Ellen Orford in Britten's Peter Grimes
Staatsoper Hamburg
3|5 December




Conductor of Bernstein's West Side Story
Komische Oper Berlin
November 2013
Der neue Merker: "Die treibende Kraft ist das Orchester unter Koen Schoots"



Conducting Mozart and C.Ph.E. Bach with Konzerthausorchester
Berlin, Konzerthaus
30 Nov| 1 Dec

KONZERTHAUSORCHESTER BERLIN | JAN WILLEM DE VRIEND MAGALI MOSNIER - Flöte



Stage director of Verdi's La Traviata
Bern, Konzerttheater
November 2013
Der neue Merker: "eine spannende, sehenswerte Aufführung"



Recital Beethoven, Duparc and Schumann at Wigmore Hall
London, Wigmore Hall
November 2013
Financial Times: "stands out among his own generation"



Jochanaan in Strauss' Salome
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
8|16 November

Musikalische Leitung: Alexander Joel Inszenierung & Bühne: Michael Simon



Marchese di Calatrava in La Forza del Destino
Luxemburg
October 2013
Der Opernfreund: "Jaco Huijpen mit solidem Bass"



Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
Opéra de Tours
October 2013

Concertonet: "everyone is attracted by Don Ottavio"



Stage director of La Bohème
Theater Osnabrück
September 2013
Osnabrücker Zeitung: "very consistent staging"



Revival of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Antibes, France
October 2013
La Gazette de la Côte d'Azur: "la mise en scène extrêmement imaginative"



Evangelist in Matthäus Passion with René Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi
September 2013

Voix des Arts: "Güra, one of the finest tenors heard in Baroque music"



Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with philharmonie zuidnederland
Tour in NL
10-18 October




Montezuma in Rihm's Die Eroberung von Mexico
Madrid, Teatro Real
12|18 October




Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito
Brussels, La Monnaie
10-26 October




Prize winners at ARD International Music Competition 2013
Munich
September 2013
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "ungemein spannenden, vorwärtsdrängenden Beethoven"



Conductor of Tosca
Theater Basel
September 2013
Basler Zeitung: “starke Premierenabend”



Winners of Edison Klassiek Prize 2013
"The Debut"



Die Jahreszeiten with Trevor Pinnock
Eisenstadt|Salzburg|Meran
17|19|20 September




Stage director of Der fliegende Holländer
Staatstheater Wiesbaden
September 2013
Culture and Arts: "Bayreuth, watch and learn"



Bach transcriptions
Rotterdam, De Doelen
29 September




Rosetti, Bach, Mendelssohn with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
2|3|4 October




Conducting open air concerts with Het Gelders Orkest
Nijmegen, Apeldoorn, Almere, Arnhem
5|6|7|8 September




Schubert Quartets at Beethovenfest Bonn 2013
Bonn
8 September




5. Magd in Strauss's Elektra
Festival Aix-en-Provence
July 2013
Opera News: "magnificent singing of soprano Roberta Alexander"



Recital&live broadcast BBC Radio 3 Beethoven & Schubert
Edinburgh Festival
16 August




Stage director+design+conductor La Bohème Grachtenfestival
Compagnietheater Amsterdam
Première 12 August




Soloist in Saint-Saëns 5th Piano Concerto
Festival La Roque d'Anthéron
11 August




Donner in Rheingold
Bayreuther Festspiele
Premiere 26 July




Festival Radio France 2013
20 July Montpellier + Baillargues
21 July Aigues-Mortes
22 July Limoux



Lucio Sinna in Lucio Silla Salzburger Festspiele
Premiere 27 July




Lucio Sinna in Lucio Silla
Salzburger Festspiele
Premiere 27 July




Mozart's Don Giovanni
St. Moritz
July 2013
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "besonders anspruchsvollen Produktion"




Emma in Moessorgski's Khovanshchina
Antwerpen
Premiere: 31 October 2014




Dutch Premiere of Kurtag's Colinda-Balada
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
27 June




Magnificat & Jubilate with Jordi Savall
27 June Barcelona
28+29 June Versailles




Mozart's Don Giovanni
St. Moritz
Premiere 29 June | St Moritz
Premiere 30 August | Basel




Schubert Lieder
Schubertiade Schwarzenberg
15 June
St. John's Passion
Festival de Saint-Denis
18 June




Recital in Wigmore Hall
London
3 June




Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Bayerische Staatsoper
5|8 June




Soloist in Nielsen Songs
Odense, Nielsen Festival
5 June




World Premiere of Wie ich Welt wurde
Opernhaus Zürich
14 June




Gala concert with Marius Kwiecien
Bratislava, Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall
17 June




Urfassung Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer
Theater Koblenz
June 2013
Rhein-Zeitung: "Grandioses Dirigat"




Beethoven 4th piano concerto
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
15 + 16 May
De Volkskrant:"soepel en sierlijk"




Cassio in Verdi's Otello
Nationaltheater Mannheim
29 May (WA)




Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with Mo Blomstedt
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
15 & 16 May




Philipp II in Verdi's Don Carlo
Frankfurt Oper
3|5|9 May




Staging + Set/Costume Design in Così fan tutte
Staatstheater Braunschweig
April 2013
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "verdienter Jubel"




Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte
Staatstheater Braunschweig
April 2013
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "Yildiz glänzt als Guglielmo"




Title Role in Myslivecek's Olimpiade
Prague National Theatre Opera
Premiere: 2 May




Haydn's Nelsonmesse
Vicenza, Basilica di S. Felice
3 May




Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt
Theater Lübeck
Premiere: 5 April




Recitals with Chopin's Préludes
NL tour
20|25|28 April




Song recital with Wagner and Strauss in Series "Grote Zangers"
Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
10 April




St Matthew's Passion with St Luke's Orchestra
New York, Carnegie Hall
March 2013
Seen and Heard Int.: "Most to be praised was mezzo Barbara Kozelj"



Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata
Deutsche Oper Berlin
22|26 April




Stage director + set designs + Guglielmo in Così fan tutte
Staatstheater Braunschweig
Premiere: 28 April




Bach's St Matthew Passion with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Rotterdam, De Doelen
27|28|29 March




Wagner's Parsifal with Inbal/Gürbaca
Antwerp/Ghent, Vlaamse Opera
Premiere: 26 March




Wolfram in Wagner's Tannhäuser
Strasbourg, Opéra National du Rhin
March 2013
Bruno Serrou's blogspot: "la voix est solide et le timbre plaisant"



Bach's St Matthew Passion with Netherlands' Bach Society
Naarden, NL
March 2013
NRC: "memorable countertenor Maarten Engeltjes with his clear sound"



Bach's St Matthew Passion with Residency Orchestra
Den Haag, NL
29|30 March




Tambour Major in Berg's Wozzeck
Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatstheater
Revival: 29 March




Lille John in Frank Schwermer's Robin Hood
Oslo, den Norske Opera
Premiere: 22 March




Director | designer of Evgeni Onegin
Theater Bielefeld
March 2013

Westfalen-Blatt: "ein Glücksfall"



Die Schöpfung with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
Paris, Cathédrale Notre-Dame
5|6 March




Mozart, Arensky and Schubert
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
11|13 March 2013



Oswald in Schubert's Des Teufels Lustschloss
Theater Würzburg
Premiere: 16 February




Sieglinde in Wagner's Die Walküre
Palermo, Teatro Massimo
Premiere: 21 February




Gerhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre
Paris, Opéra National de Paris
Premiere: 17 February




Bruckner's f-moll Messe with Orchestre de Paris
Paris, Salle Pleyel
20|21 February




Conductor of Massenet's Manon
Theater Basel
February 2013
ResMusica: "un évident chef de fosse"



Don Carlo in Verdi's Ernani
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
February 2013
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "wonderful warm and powerful baritone"



Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Montpellier, Opéra National
February 2013
Concertclassic.com: "unchallengeable brilliance"



Tambour-Major in Wozzeck
Avignon|Reims|Limoges|Rouen
January 2013
Forumopera: "un timbre clair et chaleureux"



Stage director of Smetana's Die verkaufte Braut
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
January 2013
Next performance: 7 February



Hans in Smetana's Die verkaufte Braut
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
January 2013
Wiesbadener Tagblatt: "ansprechendes Timbre zeigt Dusseljee"



Lucio Cinna in Lucio Cilla with Marc Minkowski
Salzburg, Mozartwoche
January 2013
Nachrichten.at: "Kalna meisterte beeindruckend die Partie"



Davide Penitente with Berliner Philharmoniker & Mo Langrée
Berlin, Philharmonie
23|24|25 January




Stage director + set/costume design of Puccini's La Bohème
Theater an der Wien (Kammeroper)
January 2013
OE24.at: "Großer Beifall"



Jubilee concert with Quirine Viersen and Liza Ferschtman
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
27 January




Junius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Oslo, Den Norske Opera
10-20 January 2013




Conducting Mozart, Weber, Beethoven
Luxemburg, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
20 January




Stage director of Britten's Owen Wingrave
Opera Trionfo
January 2013
Volkskrant: "this works impressively well"



Lensky in the revival of Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin
Mannheim, Nationaltheater
January 2012
Morgenweb.de: "one should go to the theatre for Brickner, Lenski"



Winning Kersjes Prijs 2012
Netherlands' incentive Music Prize
October 2012



Saint-Saëns, Martin, and Beethoven "Arch Duke Trio"
Rotterdam, De Doelen
8 January




Mahler's Rückert Lieder
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
5|6 January




BLUE at Jazz in Arnhem
Arnhem, Musis Sacrum
11 December




Mendelssohn's Lobgesang with Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Cologne, Essen, Dortmund
December 2012
Kölnische Rundschau: "top-class performance"



Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata
Brussels, La Monnaie
December 2012
Berliner Morgenpost: "Saturova fasziniert durchaus"



Awarded Dutch "Kersjes Prijs 2012"
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
December 2012
Video clip: vimeo.com/54524440



Stage director of Cavalleria rusticana/Der Bajazzo
Staatstheater Darmstadt
December 2012
Frankfurter Allgemeine: "eine Meisterleistung. Chapeau"



Mendelssohn's Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
Utrecht, Vrijdag van Vredenburg
14 December




Beethoven's Piano concerto no 5 "Emperor concerto"
Tilburg|Eindhoven (NL)
15|16 December




Weihnachtsoratorium with Kammerochester Basel
Luzern|Freiburg
22|23 December




Amonasro in Verdi's Aida
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
September 2012
Opernglas: "balsamische Bariton, mit perfekter Atemtechnik"



Händel/Mozart with Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vienna, Musikverein
November 2012
diepresse.com: "Werner Güra, virtuos wendiger Tenor"



Title role in Rossini's Semiramide
Copenhagen, Royal Danish Opera
November/December 2012
Berlingske: "Henriette Bonde-Hansen is a star"



Stage director of Massenet's Manon
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
November 2012
dichtbij.nl: "Lotte de Beer succeeds"



Conducting revival of Braunfels's Jeanne d'Arc
Deutsche Oper Berlin
November 2012
Berliner Morgenpost: "Foremny hält der Musik unbeirrt die Treue"



Stage director of Bizet's Carmen
Delft, the Netherlands
November 2012
Operamagazine: "Floris Visser has it under his belt"



Recital at Festival "l'Esprit du piano"
Bordeaux
12|14 November




Winning 1st Prize and Audience Prize at Wagnerstimmen
International Song Competition for Wagner Voices 2012
October 2012




Mozart and Handel with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
November 2012
NRC: "De Vriend deserves a big compliment"



Franz Schreker's Die Ferne Klang
Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Opéra du Rhin
October|November 2012




Revival title role Werther
Mannheim, Nationaltheater
28 October
Der Opernfreund: "sang Brickner intonationssicher"



Title role in Shostakovitsch's Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Hannover, Staatstheater
October 2012
Operanederland.nl: "Kelly God is overwhelming as Katerina"



Shoko in world premiere of Wagemans' Andreas Weent
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
October 2012
Operamagazine: "Yves Saelens, eminent tenor"



Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Challenge Classics
Released 2012
Gramophone: "Geert Smits: persuasive and firmly exhortative"



Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Challenge Classics
Released 2012
Gramophone: "don't miss de Vriend"



Schubert's Winterreise with Menahem Pressler
Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw
October 2012
Eindhovens Dagblad: "what an exquisite voice"



Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Oslo Opera
October 2012
Dagbladet: "magnificent"



Conductor of Verdi's Rigoletto
Oper Leipzig
October 2012
Leipziger Volkszeitung: "exquisit durchgehörten Orchester"




Conducting Verdi's Rigoletto
Oper Leipzig
October 2012
Mitteldeutsche Zeitung: "Foremny, wohltuend auf die Balance"



Release debut CD
Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Loevendie
March 2012
BBC Music Magazine: "space, energy and terrific timing"



Herodes in Strauss's Salome
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
October 2012
NWZ Online: "Bonnema erreicht hohe Glaubwürdigkeit"



David in Handel's Saul
Theater Bielefeld
October 2012
Online Musik Magazin: "Höhepunkt ist Clint van der Linde"



Tristan in concert version of Tristan und Isolde
Paris, Salle Pleyel
13 October




Title role in Massenet's Werther
Mannheim, Nationaltheater
Revival: 28 October




Revival of Ringetje at De Nederlandse Opera
Amsterdam, Muziektheater
Revival: 7 October




Blue solo performances
Amsterdam, Kleine Komedie
Premiere: 8 October




Mahler Das Lied von der Erde with Asko|Schönberg
Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
September 2012
NRC: "Saelens has a stylish sound"



Conducting Janacek's Kat'a Kabanova
Theater Basel
September 2012
Oper Aktuell: “ausgesprochen klangmagisch”



Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Oslo, den Norske Opera
September 2012
Dagbladet: "Soeberg's vocals are formidable"



New Album '88' TOUR
Rotterdam, LantarenVenster
13 September




Beethoven's Symphony no. 4 with the Brabant Orchestra
Eindhoven|Breda|Amsterdam|Eindhoven
13|14|15|16 September




Donizetti's Maria Stuarda with National Philharmonic of Russia
Moscow
29 September




Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal
Theater Lübeck
September 2012
Unser Lübeck: "großartigen Kundry der Ausrine Stundyte"



Awarded Deutscher Musikpreis ECHO "Best Lied Recording 2012"
Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied
July 2012




Awarded Tom Wilhelmsen Opera Prize 2012
August 2012



Grieg piano concerto with Limburgs Symfonie Orkest
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
2 September




Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with Eliahu Inbal
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
24 August




Opera arias at Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Limburg Symphony Orchestra|Jac van Steen
August 2012
NRC: "touching intimacy with Miricioiu"



Hobson in Britten's Peter Grimes
Savonlinna Opera Festival / Den Norske Opera
Performances: 2 and 4 August




Concert at Berlin International Music Festival
Berlin, Französischer Dom
25 July




Purcell's The Fairy Queen
Glyndebourne Opera Festival
5-26 August




Awarded with Dutch Radio 4 Prize 2012




Title role in Bizet's Carmen
Heidenheimer Opernfestspiele
6-28 July




Recitals at summer festivals
Bad Kissingen | Montpellier
15 | 19 July




Title role in J.C.Bach's Temistocle
Mannheim, Nationaltheater
July 2012
Dradio.de: "Brickners Temistocle impressed"



Die Jahreszeiten with Sir Roger Norrington
Zürich, Tonhalle
July 2012
Musicweb: "Güra was honey-toned and in full command"



Concert at Festival Chaise-Dieu
La Chaise-Dieu
26 August 2012



Zuniga in Bizet's Carmen with Dmitri Jurowski
Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp
June 2012
Klassiekcentraal: "Huijpen zingt met krachtige stem"



ECHO Rising Stars series

6 January 2014 | Paris, Cité de la Musique
19 January 2014 | Brussels, BOZAR
22 January 2014 | Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
24 January 2014 | Luxemburg, Philharmonie
9 February 2014 | Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus
10 February 2014 | Vienna, Musikverein
19 February 2014 | Amsterdam, Het Concertgebouw
7 March 2014 | London, Barbican Centre
15 March 2014 | Stockholm, Konserthus
3 April 2014 | Barcelona, L'Auditori
10 May 2014 | Lisbon, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

(rest of dates to be announced)



Staging + sets of Robin de Raaff's Waiting for Ms Monroe
Amsterdam, De Nederlandse Opera
World premiere June 2012

New York Times: "outstanding is Lotte de Beer’s production"



Stage director of Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Essen, Aalto-Musiktheater
Premiere: June 2012

WN: "erstaunlich gut funktioniert"



Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro
Opéra National de Bordeaux
19|21|23 June




CD release Michiel Borstlap Trio '88'
Challenge Records International
June 2012
Parool: "Borstlap is overwhelming"



Ishmaela in Olga Neuwirth's The Outcast
Mannheim, Nationaltheater
June 2012
Mannheimer Morgen: "Lunds Ishmaela klingt prächtig"



Hermia in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Rome, Teatro dell'Opera
Premiere: 19 June




CD release Beethoven Symphonies nos 2 + 3
Challenge Classics
2011
Allmusic.com: "Crisp articulation, sharp attacks"



Winner of Edison Award 2012 "Debut"
Edison Classical Awards
May 2012



Conducting premiere of Schweitzer's Rosamunde
Schwetzinger Festspiele
May 2012
Südkurier: "unter Jan Willem de Vriend dynamisch akzentuiert"



Prince de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur
Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu
May 2012
ABC: "Giuseppini, voz grande y expresiva"



Cio-cio-san in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Seattle Opera
May 2012
The SunBreak: "Stundyte delivered her notes, as if gift-wrapped"



Brahms' Liebeslieder-Walzer with Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Rotterdam, De Doelen
24 May




Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
May 2012
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "smooth abundance"



Graf in Le Nozze di Figaro
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
May 2012
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "Wunderbar trumpft Orhan Yildiz auf"



Performing at Deventer Jazz Festival
Deventer Schouwburg
12 May




Edison Award for Wagner's Parsifal
Amsterdam Concertgebouw | Jaap van Zweden
December 2010



Recording of Silvio in Handel's Il Pastor Fido
Harmonia Mundi
March 2012
The Guardian: "Van der Linde's vocally athletic Silvio"



Title role in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Innsbruck, Landestheater
April 2012
Tiroler Tageszeitung: "technisch meisterhaft"



Conductor + Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro
Netherlands, Nationale Reisopera
April 2012




Missa Solemnis with Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam, London
April 2012




Evangelist + Jesus in St John's Passion
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
5 April




Release solo CD
Rachmaninoff, Ravel
October 2011
Gramophone: "he's a natural talent"



St Matthew's Passion with Enoch zu Guttenberg
Munich, Philharmonie
6 April




Graf Elemer in Strauss' Arabella
Weimar, Nationaltheater
April 2012



Amanasro in Verdi's Aida
Oslo, Den Norske Opera
28 April




St Matthew's Passion with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
30 March |1 April




Mandryka in Strauss' Arabella
Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
23 March




Soprano in Bach's St John's Passion with Ton Koopman
Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Música
23|24|25 March




Klingsor in Wagner's Parsifal
Copenhagen, Royal Danish Opera
26 March




Saint-Saens and Franck with Brabant Orchestra
Dutch concert halls
15|16|17|18 March




Alfredo in La Traviata
Weimar, Nationaltheater
18 March




Oronte in Handel's Alcina
Weimar, Nationaltheater
3 March




Stage director of Janacek's Das schlaue Füchslein
Oper Leipzig
February 2012
Der Neue Merker: "bitte mehr davon!"



Violetta in La Traviata
Staatsoper Hamburg
14|16|18 February




Il Marchese di Calatrava in La Forza del Destino
Antwerp, Vlaamse Opera
February 2012
NRC: "unapproachable Calatrava"



Solo recital Rachmaninov and Ravel
Breda, De Nieuwe Veste
February 2012
BN De Stem: "Minnaar is winnaar"



Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
February 2012
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "easy virtuosity"



Recital with Roger Vignoles at Wigmore Hall
London
February 2012
The Times: "Güra's tenor, perfect in its control"



Piacere in Handel's Il Trionfo
Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden
January 2012
Berliner Zeitung: "Grossartig"



Main roles La Vida Breve and Cavalleria Rusticana
Theater Lübeck
January 2012
Die Welt: "Unbedingtheit...wie Maria Callas"



Alfredo in La Traviata
Weimar
December 2011
Ostthüringer Zeitung: "höchst disziplinierter Szabolcs Brickner"



Mendelssohn's Lobgesang with Dutch Symphony Orchestra
Dutch concert halls
December 2011
Twenteuitdekunst: "Van Wanroij maakte indruk"



Soloist in Chopin's 1st Piano Concert
Dutch concert halls
December 2011
Eindhovens Dagblad: "briljante techniek"



Solo concert with L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
Genève, Victoria Hall
December 2011
Le Temps: "Inga Kalna est une découverte"



Stage director & set designer of Thomas' Hamlet
Zagreb, Croatian National Theatre
November 2011
Le Post: "époustouflante"



Solo recital in Serie Grote Zangers
Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
December 2011
NRC: "Hurray, Charlotte Margiono is back!"



Soloist of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Haarlem
November 2011
Haarlems Dagblad: "prachtig ingetogen"




Conductor of Liszt and Mahler
Halle
November 2011
Mitteldeutsche Zeitung: "schnörkellos (...) ausserst effektiv"




Stage director & set designer of Hamlet
Croation National Theatre
Premiere: 19 November




Soloist of Rachmaninoff 3rd Piano Concerto
North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Concerts: 17 + 19 November (Groningen/Drachten)




Conductor of Liszt/Mahler
Oper Halle
Concerts: 13 + 14 November




tenor + bass in Die Schöpfung
Rotterdam, De Doelen
Concerts: 10 + 11 november




Nastasja in Tsjarodejka
Gent, Flemish Opera
Performances: 8 November




title role in Agrippina
Lille Opera
Performance: 9 November




Stage director of Tosca
Leipzig
October 2011

Sächsische Zeitung: "entlarvend schön"



Performance with Sabrina Starke at Festival Boulevard
's-Hertogenbosch
10 August




Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata
Opera Hedeland
July/August 2011
Politiken: "close to perfection"



Schmidt's The Book with Seven Seals
Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival
12|13 August




Beethoven's 9th with Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Amsterdam
July 2011
Het Parool: "shining bass Geert Smits"



Netherlands Symphony Orchestra | Beethoven's 9th
Enschede, Münster, Amsterdam
June/July 2011
NRC Handelsblad: "impetuous, driven Beethoven"



Releasing Beethoven Symphonies 7+8
Challenge Classics
2011
AllMusic: "De Vriend gives these works robust energy, sharp attacks, crisp rhythms, and some tone colors that are simply remarkable"



Stage director of Donizetti's Anna Bolena
Opera St. Moritz
June 2011
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "besonderes Inszenierungskonzept"



Recording "Beethoven, the birth of a master" by label Naïve
Le Cercle de l'Harmonie | Jérémie Rhorer
June 2011
Cadences Magazine: "Coku, voix lumineuse et théâtrale"



Tenor in Mozart's C-moll Messe with Roger Norrington
Dresden, Frauenkirche
June 2011
Der Neue Merker: "außergewöhnlich schöne Stimme"



Elettra in Idomeneo with Jérémie Rhorer
Paris, Théatre Champs-Élysées
June 2011
Le Journal de Dimanche: "la formidable Electre"



Marguerite in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots
Brussels, La Monnaie
June 2011
Le Monde: "voix ferme et voluptueuse"



Double bill Pagliacci|Cavalleria Rusticana
Theater Bielefeld
June 2011
Die Glocke: "Bonnema beeindruckte"



Hagen in Wagner's Götterdämmerung
Hannover, Staatsoper
June 2011
Dewezet.de: "Pesendorfer als alles überstrahlender Hagen"



Stage director of Théodore Gouvy's Le Cid
Staatstheater Saarbrücken
June 2011
Trierischer Volksfreund: "Mijnssen schafft ein Kunststück"



Foresto in Verdi's Attila
Estonia
June 2011
Eesti Päevaleht: "superb was Erik Fenton as Foresto"



Das Lied von der Erde at Operadagen Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Schiecentrale
May 2011
klassiekcentraal.be: "with warm faultlessly tenor"



Stage director of Arriaga's Die arabische Prinzessin
Oper Leipzig
May/June 2011
Leipziger Volkszeitung: "blitzgescheit und humorvoll inszeniert"



Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Strasbourg|Mulhouse, Opéra du Rhin
May 2011
Altamusica: "seductive colour, very manly"



Nemorino in Donizetti's Elisir d'amore
Opera Zuid, Netherlands
May 2011
Cultuurbewust: "best acting of the night by Giovannini"



Old Hebrew in Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
May 2011
Operamagazine: "Van Heijnsbergen sang wonderful"



Title role in Donizetti's Maria Padilla
Warsaw, Beethoven Festival
April 2011
PolskieRadio: "the evening of Miricioiu, legend of bel canto"



Title role in Don Giovanni
Staatstheater Braunschweig
May 2011
BS-Live.de: "Ein überzeugender Verführer!"



Conducting Monteverdi/Maderna Orféo
Montpellier, opéra Berlioz
April 2011
Hérault du jour: "a divine Orfeo"



Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Roma, Teatro dell’Opera
April 2011
Giornale della Musica: "Huijpen is a great Osmin"



Johannes Passion with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
April 2011
Telegraaf: "very convincing"



La folie/Thalie in Rameau's Platée
De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam
April 2011
Altamusica: "Inga Kalna, breathtaking virtuosity"



Aria's in scenical St John's Passion
Dutch Touring Opera
April 2011
Volkskrant: "subdued Passion play"



Stage director and conductor of Handel's Orlando
Zwolle, De Spiegel
April 2011
Operamagazine: "inspired and refined Orlando"



The Count in Strauss' Capriccio in the MET
New York, Metropolitan Opera
March 2011

New York Times: "Larsen was wonderful as the Count"



Winner of the BBC Music Magazine Award "Vocal" 2011
Schubert's Die Winterreise by Harmonia Mundi
April 2011
BBC Music Magazine: "freshness and sensitivity"



Margherita in Boito's Mefistofele
Theater Lübeck
March 2011
Lübecker Nachrichten: "die glänzende Ausrine Stundyte"



Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro
Opéra de Lyon
March 2011
Operamagazine: "Rosen capably sings the role of Conte"



Drum major in Berg's Wozzeck
Marseille, Opéra
March 2011
La Marseillaise: "Hugh Smith is a great Tambour Major"



Arminda in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera
Brussels, La Monnaie
March 2011
La Libre: "superb cast, the sulky coolness of Bonde-Hansen"



König Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin
Lyric Opera of Chicago
March 2011
Musicweb: "Zeppenfeld offered a powerful King Heinrich"



Conducting Mozart's Così fan tutte
Oper Leipzig
March 2011
Neue Musikzeitung: "Stoehr: ausgewogen, fein differenziert"



Lortzing's Regina with Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Munich, Prinzregententheater
January 2011
Das Opernglas: "Pesendorfer Idealbesetzung für Simon"



Directing Strauss' Salome with Peter Konwitschny
Tokyo, Nikikai Opera Theatre
February 2011



Martin's Jedermann Monologe with Philippe Herreweghe
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
February 2011
Parool: "delivered passionately by Larsen"



Mahler lieder with Hartmut Haenchen
Brussels, BOZAR
February 2011
Gopera.com: "Birgit Remmert was brilliant"



BBT Fellowship Winner 2011
London, Borletti-Buitoni Trust
February 2011



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Orlofsky in Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Welsh National Opera
February 2011
Western Mail: "Lepalaan sang Orlofsky with finesse"



Brander in Berlioz' La Damnation de Faust
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
February 2011
Operamagazine: "Van Heijnsbergen zong verdienstelijk"



Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo
Erfurt
January 2011
Operapoint: "begeisterte Mulder mit gladklaren Stimme"



Main role Festus in Wagemans' Legende
Amsterdam, Netherlands Opera
February 2011
Financial Times: "Saelens brings intelligence and wit"



Fenton in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Bern, Stadttheater
Januari 2011
Der neue Merker: "Cloete als Fenton einfach wunderbar"



Junius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Oslo, Den Norske Opera
January 2011
Aftenposten: "Søberg: extraordinary secure and good"



Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Braunschweig, Staatstheater
January 2011
Braunschweiger Zeitung: "wunderbar Kräftig, kernig"



Herodes in Strauss' Salome
Theater Bielefeld
January 2011
Opernglas: "Bonnema ist ein höhensicherer Herodes"



Stage director/set designer of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Wiesbaden
January 2011
Frankfurter Allgemeine: "Eine Entdeckung"



Stage director/set designer of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Wiesbaden
January 2011
Wiesbadener Tagblatt: "kongeniale Ästhetik"



Conductor + title role Emma di Resburgo
Konzerthaus Wien
November 2010
Opernglas 1/11: "Wahrhaft ein Plädoyer für Meyerbeer!"



Recital with Malcolm Martineau at Serie Grote Zangers
Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
January 2011
Operamagazine: "Florian Boesch: a real entertainer"



Stage director of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatstheater
22 January




Ein junger Seemann in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
Weimar, Nationaltheater
Premiere: 22 January




Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Riccardo Chailly
Leipzig
December 2010
Leipziger Volkszeitung: "strahlt Bonde-Hansen superber Sopran"



Prince in Rusalka
Finnish National Opera
December 2009
Seen and Heard International: "a fine Prince"



Leicester in Maria Stuarda
Staatstheater Darmstadt
April 2010
Frankfurter Rundschau: "Fenton war die Offenbarung des Abends"



Filippo in Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera
New York
December 2010

New York Times: "capable and dignified"



Bruckner Mass No. 3 | Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin
Berlin, Essen
December 2010
Kulturradio: "besonders berührte Sopranistin Inga Kalna"



Conducting Handel's Herkules
Essen
December 2010
Ruhr Nachrichten: "Barockspezialist am Pult"



Stage director of Dvorák's Rusalka
Theater Dortmund
December 2010
Volkskrant: "Mijnssen verovert Duitse operapodia"



Title role Alcina with Musiciens du Louvre
London, Barbican Hall
December 2010
The Guardian: "Inga Kalna, impeccable technique"



Lucano/1st soldier in L'incoronazione di Poppea
Glyndebourne Touring
October 2010
Opera: "Gijsbertsen's Lucano was outstanding"



Schubert recital | GROTE ZANGERS
Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
November 2010
Volkskrant: "almost divine"



Recital Winterreise at Musikverein
Vienna
November 2010
Wiener Zeitung: "herrliche Stimme"



Angelica in Orlando furioso with Andrea Marcon
Santiago de Compostela
July 2010
Opera magazine: "the sensitivity of Inga Kalna"



Gutrune in Götterdämmerung
Theater Lübeck
September 2010
Orpheus: "darstellerischer Potenz"



Stage director of Moonstruck Intoxication
Amsterdam
August 2010
Orpheus: "kraftvollen Regie von Lotte de Beer"



Angelica in Handel's Orlando
Lille, Paris and Dijon
November 2010
Opéra: "an irresistible Angelica"



Title role Peter Grimes at Flanders Opera
Antwerp|Ghent
June 2010
Opera Magazine: "Silvasti's Grimes made a strong impact"



Stage designer and director of Hänsel und Gretel
Gelsenkirchen
November 2010
Der Opernfreund: "imaginative, intelligent, precise"



CD release Colori d'Amore with Le Musiche Nove
SONY Music
2010
The Guardian: "Laser-like voice, mind-blowing technique"



Leonora in Il Trovatore
Klagenfurt
November 2010
Die Presse: "darstellerisch grandiose Dinara Alieva"



SOLO2010 theatre tour
Netherlands
2010-11
Steenwijker Courant: "Michiel Borstlap fascinates with advanced jazz piano"



Mère Marie in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites
Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper am Rhein
October 2010
Westddeutsche Allgemeine: "Piland triumphiert"



Revival of Le Nozze di Figaro
Oslo, Norske Opera
October 2010
Dagbladet: "Søberg as Figaro stands out"



Herodes in Strauss's Salome
Bielefeld
October 2010
Opernnetz: "Bonnemas Herodes eine gekonnte Mischung"



Kurt Weill: Mahagonny Songspiel | Die sieben Todsünden
Vienna, Theater an der Wien
October 2010
Tiroler Tageszeitung: "Saelens stach gesanglich hervor"



Conducting Handel's Alcina
Theater Chemnitz
October 2010
Sächsiche Zeitung: "hervorragende Interpretation"



Title role in Dona Branca
Lisbon, Teatro Sao Carlos
September 2010
Crítica de Ópera: "Stundyte interprets artful and powerful"



Ferrando in Il Trovatore
Arena di Verona
August 2010
Das Opernglas: "Giuseppini a concise articulating Ferrando"



Uriel in Die Schöpfung with Harnoncourt
Graz, Styriarte
July 2010
Das Opernglas: "grossartig gelang Güra"



Virgin Classics DVD release of Verdi's Rigoletto
Dresden, Semperoper
September 2010
Das Opernglas: "Georg Zeppenfeld erste Klasse"



Britten's Horn Serenade
Leuven, Flemish Festival
October 2010
Klassiek Centraal: "an unforgettable performance"



Angelotti in Tosca
Oslo, Norske Opera
September 2010
Dagsavisen: "Soeberg as Angelotti captures our attention"



Sieglinde in Die Walküre
Enschede, Dutch Reisopera
September 2010
Orpheus: "Kelly God war eine prächtige Sieglinde"



Wotan in Die Walküre
Enschede, Dutch Reisopera
September 2010
Het Parool: "Peeters gaf de oppergod fraai gestalte"



Conductor of Don Giovanni
Koblenz
September 2010
Rhein-Zeitung: "grandiose Leistung"



König Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin
Bayreuther Festspiele
July 2010
Das Opernglas: "ausdrucksstarker König Heinrich"



Schubert Recital
London, Wigmore Hall
April 2010
Opera Now: "Güra the master of his art"



Release of Handel and Croft "Peace of Utrecht"
Channel Classics
2010
Gramophone Editor's choice: "marvellous disc"



Programmer and performer at Haarlem Jazz
Haarlem, NL
August 2010
Haarlems Dagblad: "brilliant Michiel Borstlap"



Tannhäuser for children at Bayreuth Summer Festival
Bayreuther Festspiele
August 2010
New York Times: "dynamic young conductor Keil"



Conducting Die Zauberflöte Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen July 2010
Der neue Merker: "musikalische Leitung durchaus solide"



Linton in Les Hauts de Hurlevent (Wuthering Heights)
Montpellier, Festival Radio France
July 2010
Classique Toulouse: "Saelens, admirable de phrasé"



Winner 3rd prize Queen Elisabeth Competition
Brussels
May 2010
NRC: "jonge pianist van internationale allure"



Sieglinde in Die Walküre
Hannover
June 2010
Das Opernglas: "Kelly God eine vollblütige Sieglinde"



Hunding in Die Walküre
Hannover
June 2010
Opera magazine: "excellent diction, powerful interpretation"



Lieder by Alma and Gustav Mahler
Festival Classique, The Hague
June 2010



Marquis in Prokofiev's The Gambler
Barcelona, Liceu
June 2010
musicweb-international: "Rügamer an excellent Marquis"



Donna Anna in Don Giovanni
Cologne
June 2010
Opera magazine: "her aria was a lesson in vocal artistry"



SOLO2010 at Zuiderzee Jazz
Enkhuizen, Zuiderzeemuseum
14 August



Stage director of Le Nozze di Figaro
St Moritz, Opera Festival
June 2010
Engadiner Post: "absolut hervorragendes Regie-Handwerk"



Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro
St Moritz, Opera Festival
June 2010
fotoSwiss news: "Mulder verzauberte mit Ihrer Stimme"



Berg's Lulu in Gatti/Stein production
Milano, Vienna
May/June 2010
Die Presse: "wie markant Rudolf Rosen"



Gershwin, Piazzolla with Philharmonic Orchestra Vormpommern
Greifswald, Germany
June 2010
Ostsee-Zeitung: "Professionell, authentisch"



CD release Schubert's Die Winterreise
Harmonia Mundi
March 2010
Gramophone: "elegant recording"



CD Mahler's Symphony no 1 Hamburg 1893 Version
Challenge Classics
2010
Gramophone: "Don't miss this one."



Dorotea in Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena
Amsterdam, De Nederlandse Opera
June 2010
Parool: "extremely beautiful (...) Inga Kalna"



World premiere of A Dog's Heart
Amsterdam, Nederlandse Opera
June 2010
Financial Times: "musical excellence"



CD Dvorak's Requiem with Maris Janssons
Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice
July 2010
Gramophone: "magnificent reading of the Requiem"



Dutilleaux's Correspondances
Sevilla
May 2010
ABC: "bellisima"



Sacerdote in Dallapiccola's Il Priogioniero
Amsterdam, De Nederlandse Opera
March 2010
Opera: "Nanco de Vries (...) convincingly"



Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos
Antwerp, Flemish Opera
March 2010
Opera: "Huijpen’s impressively dark-toned Inquisitor"



Maintop in Billy Budd
Glyndebourne Opera Festival
May 2010
Arts desk: "Gijsbertsen's Maintop makes his mark"



Andronico in Händel's Tamerlano
Göttingen, Händel-Festspiele
May 2010
Musical America: "Clint van der Linde sang passionately"



Orest in Elektra
Toulouse, Théâtre du Capitole
May 2010
La depeche: "Oreste d'une juste sobriété"



Baron Kronthal in Der Wildschütz
Weimar, Nationaltheater
April 2010
OT Zeitung: "stimmschön und musikalisch präsent"



Operalia World Opera Competition
Milano, Teatro alla Scala
May 2010
3rd Prize Winner



Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Barcelona, Liceu
April 2010
Musicweb international: "Huijpen offered a good performance"



Debut with Mozarteum Orchester
Salzburg, Mozarteum
April 2010
Drehpunktkultur: "De Vriend liess energisch musizieren"



Admeto in Gluck's Alceste
Oper Leipzig
April 2010
NMZ: "vortrefflich gesungen, überzeugend dargestellt"



Conductor of Cavalli's La Calisto
Genève, Grand Théâtre
April 2010
Le Temps: "vive et colorée"



Belfiore in La finta giardiniera
Bern, Stadttheater
April 2010
Opernglas: "Cloete verfügt über Strahlkraft und helles Timbre"



Oroveso in Bellini's Norma
Brussels
April 2010
Opera: "dark-voiced Oroveso of Giorgio Giuseppini"



Release album SOLO2010
Gramercy Park | Harmonia Mundi
March 2010
Harmonia Mundi Award: "Best Selling Album 09/10"



Matthäus Passion with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
March 2010
Volkskrant: "wonderful tenor Werner Güra"



Maddalena in Rigoletto
Liège, Opéra de Wallonie
March 2010
Le Soir: "la riche Maddalena de Helen Lepalaan"



Title role Haydn's Orfeo
Budapest
February 2010
Mundoclasico: "realmente brillante"



Wolfram in Tannhäuser
Oslo, Den Norske Opera
March 2010
Opera: "Wolfram was sonorous, beautifully phrased"



Conducting Puccini's La Rondine
Frankfurt
March 2010
Offenbach-Post: "Feinfühlig, flüssig und brillant"
Frankfurter Neue Presse: "ein Könner am Pult"



Haydn and Mozart with Beethoven Orchester
Bonn, Beethovenhalle
February 2010
General-Anzeiger: "hochmusikalisches Können"



Main role in Oscar Strasnoy's Le Bal
Hamburg, State Opera
March 2010
Kieler Nachrichten: "zauberhaft jugendlich gesungen"



Alfredo in La Traviata
Frankfurt
December 2009
Mundoclasico: "wonderful revelation"



CD release Schumann Szenen aus Goethes Faust
Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orchestra | Harnoncourt
2009
Opernglas: "wunderbaren lyrischen Tenor"



Liederabend Schubert Winterreise
Basel
February 2010
Basler Zeitung: "ungewönhlich intensive Darstellung"



Menelaos in Offenbach Hélène auf Enfers
Brussel, La Monnaie
December 2009
Opernwelt: "überzeugt Yves Saelens"



Conductor of Gounod's Faust
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
December 2009
Orpheus: "wunderbar"



Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
December 2009
Orpheus: "Prachtvoller Bass"



Zaccaria in Nabucco
Palermo, Teatro Massimo
January 2010
Giornale di Sicilia: "authoritatively"



Hansel in Hänsel und Gretel
Karlsruhe, Badisches Staatstheater
December 2009
Der Neue Merker: "hervorragende Leistung"



Timur in Turandot
Barcelona, Liceu
July 2009
l’opera: "vocal solidity"



Title role in Agrippina
Theater Erfurt
January 2010
Thüringer Landeszeitung: "kunstvoll sang Marisca Mulder"



Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Montpellier
January 2010
L’Hérault du jour: "superbe"



Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro
Oslo, Norske Opera
January 2010
Aftenposten: "majestic and glorious voice"



Conductor of Kiss Me, Kate
Oper Köln
January 2010
General-Anzeiger Bonn: "mitreissend"



Zdenka in Arabella
Hamburg, Staatsoper
December 2009
Opera: "Kari Postma, who sang and acted Zdenka to perfection"



Evangelist in Weihnachtsoratorium
Concerto d'Amsterdam, Enschede
December 2009
Tubantia: "ras-evangelist"



LAVA CD release
Sony Music
January 2010
Orpheus: "ein Höhepunkt des Plattenjahres"



LAVA CD release
Sony Music
December 2009
Gramophone: "A hot recommendation"



Franz Schmidt Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln
Wiener Philharmoniker / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Musikverein Wien / Brucknerhaus Linz
17 - 21 December




Haydn Die Schöpfung
The Hague Philharmonic / Christopher Hogwood
18 | 20 December




Christmas Concerts
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Richard Kaufman
18 | 19 December




Mozart and Haydn with Beethoven Orchester
Bonn
December 2009
Bonner Rundschau: "auf sehr schönem, inspirierten Niveau"



New production of Madama Butterfly
Theater Basel
December 2009
Musik & Theater: "herausragende Produktion, holländische Weltklasse"



J.S. Bach Weihnachtsoratorium
Stichting Twentse Matthäus Passion
16, 17, 18 December




New production of Xerxes
Stockholm Royal Opera
December 2009
Opernwelt: "fein gespannte melodische Linien"



Conducting Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Bonn, Beethovenhalle
6 December




Mozart's Requiem
Salzburg, Mozarteum
6 December




Ilia + Elettra in Idomeneo
Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
5 December




Die Zauberflöte with Akademie für Alte Musik
Berlin, Philharmonie
November 2009
Berliner Zeitung: "durchslagskraftig Inga Kalna"



Page in Salomé
De Nederlandse Opera
November 2009
Operamagazine.nl: "great voice"



Faust in La damnation de Faust
Freiburg, Konzerthaus
November 2009
Badische Zeitung: "Yves Saelens' Faust ideal besetzt"



Maddalena in Andrea Chenier
Lübeck
November 2009
Orpheus: "ganz großen Höhepunkt"



Mendelssohn's Elias
Hamburg, Bach-Wochen
November 2009
Hamb. Abendblatt: "Güra verströmte lyrischen Schmelz"



Haydn's L'infideltà delusa with Harnoncourt
Vienna, Musikverein
November 2009
Kurier: "der kraftvolle Werner Güra"



Stage director of Madama Butterfly
Theater Basel
September 2009
Opernwelt: "grösster Gespanntheit"



Conducting Bartók and Beethoven
Warsaw, Philharmonic Concert Hall
27|28 November




with Groot Omroepkoor in Vrijdag van Vredenburg
Utrecht, Jacobikerk
27 November




Silvia in L'isola disabitata
Apeldoorn
November 2009
NRC: "excellent singing Julia Westendorp"



Gernando in L'isola disabitata
Apeldoorn
November 2009
Operamagazine: "rich tenor sound"



Recital with Charles Spencer
Eindhoven, Philips Hall
2 December




Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème
Oper Leipzig
Revival: 14 November




Conducting Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Philharmonie
3|4 December




Amenaide in Tancredi
Theater an der Wien
October 2009
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "stimmlich virtuos"



Title roles in Handel's Flavio and Tolemeo
London, Britten Theatre
October 2009
Musicalcriticism: "outstanding performance"



Participant in Michael Schade's competition
Stella Maris on board of MS Europe
26 October




Title role in La Clemenza di Tito
Opéra de Tours
October 2009
Classique-news: "aplomb vocal et scénique"



CD Release: G. Pierné's opera Sophie Arnould
Timpani Records
June 2008
Das Opernglas: "das Orchester brilliert"



King Mark in Tristan und Isolde
Glyndebourne, Opera Festival
August 2009
Opera: "marvellous display of lyrical bass singing'



Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte
Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
September 2009
Altamusica: "précise et fluide"



König Heinrich in Lohengrin
Hamm, Operndinner
September 2009
Das Opernglas: "legitimer Nachfolger Kurt Moll"



Siegmund in Ring an einem Abend
Mannheim, Nationaltheater
July/October 2009
Mannheimer Morgen: "mit heldischem Aplomb"



Conductor of Les Troyens
Innsbruck, Landestheater
September 2009
Krone: "überaus dynamisch"



Germont in La Traviata
Oslo, Operafestival
September 2009
Aftenposten: "very impressive"



Appointed new musical director
Vereinigte Bühnen Wien
January 2010



Wotan in Das Rheingold
Enschede, Dutch Reisopera
September 2009
Operamagazine.nl: "frankly imposing"



LAVA CD release
Sony Music
September 2009
Orpheus: "Phänomenal"



Sibelius' Serenade with Radio Philharmonisch Orkest
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
September 2009
Volkskrant: "masterly performance"



Title role in Händel's Rinaldo
Edinburgh International Festival
August 2009
The Times: "most strikingly Clint van der Linde"



Marcello in La Bohème
Oscarsborg Opera
August 2009
NRK klassisk: "Søberg stands out"



CD release Haydn and Gatti Schöpfungsmesse
Dresden, live-recording
Carus
Kwadratuur.be: "intense and well-aimed tenor"



Release of Kodály Art Songs
Hungaroton, Hungary
June 2009
Musicweb: "Brickner is definitely the star"



Opera Gala
Wiesbaden
July 2009
Wiesbadener Kurier: "sicheren hohen Tönen"



Conductor of Offenbach's La Haine
Montpellier, Festival Radio France
July 2009
Le Figaro: "profonde, nuancée et très émouvante"



Conductor of Rigoletto
Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen
July 2009
Der neue Merker: "kundigen Leitung"



Mendelssohn: Elias
Tonhalle Zürich
July 2009
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Idealbesetzung"



Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung
Venice, La Fenice
June 2009
Operatoday: "simply excellent"



Jochanaan in Salome
Toulouse
May 2009
Scherzo: "un Jochanaan sólido"



Donna Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia
Copenhagen
May 2009
Politiken: “real triumph”



Kristina in The Makropoulos Affair
Amsterdam
May 2009
Volkskrant: "remarkable!"



Cupid in King Arthur
Toronto, Masque Theatre
April 2009
Globe and Mail: "Anne Grimm was brilliant"



Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
Weimar
May 2009
OTZ: "überaus anständiger höhensicherer Don Ottavio"



Concert with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis
Göttingen, Händelfestspiele
May 2009



Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
Dijon
May 2009
Opéra: "un superbe Edgardo"



Conductor of Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Bonn
March 2009
Orpheus: "Totale Begeisterung"



Conductor of Samson et Dalila
Cologne
May 2009
Tagesspiegel: "musikalisch sehr ansprechenden Aufführung"



Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor
Brussels
April 2009
Theater Centraal: "true Italianità"



Haydn's The seven last words of Christ on the Cross
Prague
April 2009
Musicweb-international: "in excellent form"



Asprano in Vivaldi's Motezuma
Rome, Teatro Olimpico
April 2009



Laca in Janacek's Jenufa
Marseille
March 2009
Opéra: "comble toutes nos attentes au finale"



Giunnone in Cavalli's La Calisto
Brussels
February 2009
Opera: "fine coloratura"



Marguerite in Gounod's Faust
Montpellier
March 2009
Opéra: “the staggering Marguerite”



Licone in Haydn's Orlando Paladino
Amsterdam
March 2009
Operaclick: "young promise"



Angelica in Haydn's Orlando Paladino
Amsterdam
March 2009
Trouw: "magistral soprano Henriette Bonde-Hansen"



Poulenc's La Voix Humaine
Rotterdam
January 2009
Orpheus: "ganz großer Divenauftritt"



Conductor Fidelio
Duisburg
February 2009
Opera: "precise and emphatic"



Conductor: Eugen Onegin
Stuttgart
November 2008
Orpheus: "musikalisch gehört die Aufführung zum Besten"



Chef de la Garde in Affaire étrangère
Montpellier
February 2009
Opéra: "un remarquable Chef de la Garde"



Frère Laurent in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Venice
February 2009
Il Gazettino: "imposing bass Giorgio Giuseppini"



Herodes in Salome
Aachen
January 2009
Orpheus: "hervorragender vokaler Konstitution"



Conte in Nozze di Figaro
Hamburg
February 2009
Orpheus: "tadellos"



Conductor: Ravel, Dutilleux, Chausson
The Hague
February 2009
AD Haagsche Courant: "an excellent feeling for the clear lines and the sensual colourfulness"



Debut with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Amsterdam
February 2009
Het Parool: "De Vriend makes the best early music orchestra in the world out of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra"



Winterreise
Geneva
February 2009
Le Temps: "à l'image d'un Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ... Güra parmi les tout grands"



Title role Radamisto
Karlsruhe
February 2009
Badisches Tagesblatt: "mit wundervoll poliertem Mezzosopran"



Titelrol in Nabucco
Utrecht
January 2009
Trouw: "Nanco de Vries saves strong Nabucco..."



Feldmarschallin in Der Rosenkavalier
Bern, Stadttheater
January 2009
Berner Zeitung: "ihrer wunderschönen Stimme..."



Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges
Rotterdam
January 2009
Orpheus: "hervorragend"



Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges
Rotterdam
January 2009
NRC: "excellent soloists"



Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges
Rotterdam
January 2009
De Limburger: "excellent"



Conductor: New Year Concert
Works from Bizet, Ibert, Milhaud and Offenbach
Bern
January 2009
Berner Zeitung: "Pointiert und charmant"



Rosaura in Wolf-Ferrari's La Vedova scaltra
Montpellier
November 2008
Opéra Magazine: "on admire tout autant la classe que le brio"



Marie in La Fille du Régiment
Maastricht
November 2008
Orpheus: "eine wunderbare Marie"



Schöpfungsmesse: Haydn + Gatti
Dresden
September 2008
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten: "schönem, lyrischem Tenor"



Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus
Amsterdam
December 2008
De Telegraaf: "a strong vocal cast"



Le Lepreux in Messiaen's St. François d'Assise (concert)
Director: Myung-Whun Chung
Paris, Salle Pleyel
October 2008
Opéra Magazine: "les voix d'hommes sont belles"



Kaspar in Der Freischütz
Geneva
October 2008
Orpheus: "kräftigem und doch flexiblem Organ"



Banco in Macbeth
Nice
November 2008
Opéra Magazine: "on apprécie le Banco de Giorgio Giuseppini"



Recital (Schubert, Moesorgski, Schumann)
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
November 2008

NRC: "outshining"



Winterreise
Hall in Tirol
November 2008
Tiroler Tageszeitung: "genauester Kalkulation von Timbre, Vibrato, Artikulation, Dynamik"



Title Role in Madame Butterfly
Cologne
November 2008
Das Opernglas: "Idealbesetzung für die Titelpartie"



Conductor in Madame Butterfly
Cologne
November 2008
Orpheus: "farbenreich und differenziert"



Male Chorus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Flemish Opera
November 2008
De Standaard: "excellent"



Conductor Messiaen Concert
Oslo
November 2008
Dagbladet: "one of the great Messiaen Conductors"



Fauré, Ravel, Roussel and Debussy
Granada
October 2008
Granada Hoy: "equilibró las fuerzas tímbricas"



Flosshilde in Das Rheingold
Essen
November 2008
Das Opernglas: "farbenreiche Auslotung"



Recital (Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer en Bretan
Den Haag
November 2008
Trouw: "a royal evening"



Jaquino in Fidelio
Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
October 2008
Met Opera News: "winning Jaquino with a full, fresh sound"



Conductor in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
Caen
October 2008
Resmusica: "précise et spirituelle"



Title Role in Rossini's Matilde di Shabran
London, Royal Opera House
October 2008
The Guardian: "staggering"



Die Schöne Müllerin
Luxembourg
Oktober 2008
Luxemburger Wort: "Prégardien und Gees begeistern mit Schubert"



Soprano in Die Schöpfung
Naarden,The Netherlands Bach Society
October 2008
NRC: "Soprano Martina Rüping exulted..."



Tristan in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
Linz, Brucknerfest
September 2008
Neues Volksblatt: "einen echten Heldentenor"



Tenor in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor
Cologne
September 2008
Kölnische Rundscahu: "eine stimmlich wie gestalterisch souveräne Leistung "



CD-release: Cinna in Lucio Silla
Conductor: Adám Fischer
Da Capo
Opernglas: "Koloraturfeuerwerke"



Mimi in La Bohème
Basel
September 2008
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "ihr... Timbre passt wunderbar"



Title role in Tosca
Dortmund
September 2008
Opera Nederland: "...ihr überwältigendes Rollendebut"



Conductor: Die Zauberflöte
Nationale Reisopera (NL)
June 2008
Opera: "peppy tempos throughout"



Timur in Turandot
Flemish Opera
September 2008
De Morgen: "een menselijke, gevoelige Timur"



Mandarino in Turandot
Flemish Opera
September 2008
TheaterCentraal.nl: "goed gefraseerde en gepunteerde Mandarino"



Tenor in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
The Hague
September 2008
NRC: "bevochten stemschoonheid"



Conductor: Gounod's Faust
Basel
May 2008
Orpheus: "das von Enrico Delamboye geleite Orchester glänzte"



Tenor in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Kissinger Sommer
July 2008
Saale-Zeitung: "bravourös"



Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Wiener Staatsoper
September 2008
Wiener Zeitung: "mit einer bravourösen Stimmbeherrschung"



Winterreise
Shubertiade Schwarzenberg
August 2008
Liechtensteiner Volksblatt:"Sternstunden mit Schubert"



Title role in Berlioz' La Esmeralda
Montpellier
July 2008

Orpheus: "..bemerkenswerte Maya Boog"



Le Lepreux in Messiaen's St. François d'Assise
Amsterdam
June 2008
Opernwelt: "Grandios an seiner Seite Hubert Delamboye"



Cornelia in Händel's Giulio Cesare
Karlsruhe
April 2008
Opera: "Ewa Wolak, a fruity alto"



Bramino in Albert Roussel's Padmâvatî
Spoleto Festival
June 2008

Il Messaggero: "Il perfido Bramino..."



CD release: Mozart - Lieder und Klavierstücke
Pianist: Christoph Berner
Harmonia Mundi
July 2008
Opernwelt: "neue, kräftige, unverzärtelte Dimension"



Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo
Bordeaux
May 2008
Opéra: "une Ilia idéale"



Varlaam in Moussorgski's Boris Godounov
Zürich
May 2008
Opéra: "un Varlaam débordant de vitalité"



Lieder of Brahms, Robert Schumann and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Kissinger Sommer
June 2008
Main Post: "harmonische Gestaltung in Stimme und Mimik"



Conductor: Lucia Silla
Düsseldorf
June 2008
Rheinischer Post: "...prächtig artikulierten Mozart"



DVD release: Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
Conductor: René Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi
Gramophone: "one of the best Mozart tenors ..."



Works of Vierne, Schlee, Schroeder, J.S. Bach and Franck
Neuss
June 2008
NGZ-Online: "... die großartig gestaltende Sängerin..."



Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro
Covent Garden
June 2008
Opera: "her strongest impression here"



Lackner in Torsten Rasch's Rotter
Cologne
April 2008
Opera: "... special praise..."



Maddalena in La Resurrezione
Halle, Händelfestspiele
June 2008
mz-web.de: "grandiose Koloratur-Kunst"



Soprano in Dvořák's Stabat Mater
CD-release (Naïve)
May 2008
L'Education Musicale: "solistes triés sur le volet"



Conductor in Kiss me Kate
Berlin, Komische Oper
June 2008
Orpheus: "... Koen Schoots und seinen fetzig spielenden Musikern ...



Gorgo in Strauss'Des Esels Schatten
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
May 2008



Donna Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia
Toulouse
April 2008
Opéra Magazine: "sa Fiorilla de grande classe"



Conductor in Händel's Semele
Essen
May 2008
Westfalenpost: "Barockoper vom Feinsten!"



Juno in Händel's Semele
Essen
May 2008
Recklinghäuser Zeitung: "Mezzo-glanz"



Stage director of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Opera Zuid
May 2008
NRC: "vakwerk"



Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Opera Zuid
May 2008
Volkskrant: "uitstekende zanger-acteurs"



Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia
Opera Zuid
May 2008
Volkskrant: "uitstekende zanger-acteurs"



Tenor in Schumann's Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust'
Amsterdam + Brussels
April 2008
Volkskrant: "ontzagwekkende bijdrage"



Rodolfo in La Sonnambula
Flemish Opera
April 2008
La Libre Belgique: "le Rodolfo puissant"



Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
New York, Metropolitan Opera
April 2008
New York Sun: "surprise hit of the evening … spirited, compelling, and graceful"



Title Role in Tosca
Weimar
April 2008
Thüringer Allgemeine: "großartige Catherine Foster"



Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos
Dublin
April 2008
Opera: "...sang and acted ... splendidly"



Soprano in Johannespassion
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Santiago de Compostella
April 2008



Conductor Lucio Silla
Copenhagen
December 2007
Opera: "unqualified succes"



Gunia in Lucio Silla
Copenhagen
December 2007
Opera: "outstanding performer"



Tenor in Haydn's Schöpfung
Frankfurt
April 2008
Frankfurter Rundschau: "... einer der besten Lied- und Oratorientenöre ..."



Concert Series: Van Alma tot Gustav
Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam
April 2008
Trouw: " ... een wonder van mooie timbres ..."



Conductor: The Rake's Progress
Rennes
March 2008
Ouest France: "... un talent sûr ..."



Tenor in Bach's Matthäus Passion
München
March 2008
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "... mit Kern singende Tenor Werner Güra."



Evangelist in Bach's Matthäus Passion
Groningen, Workum, Oldenzaal
March 2008
Friesch Dagblad: "...kon men in Nico van der Meel geen betere treffen."



Alto in Bach's Matthäus Passion
Haarlem
March 2008
Haarlems Dagblad: "Veel indruk maakt de alt Cécile ..."



Conductor Die Jüdin von Toledo
Düsseldorf
March 2008
Tanznetz.de: "souveränen Stabführung"



Conductor: Gounoud’s Faust
Basel
March 2008
Frankfurter Allgemeine: "… mit viel Einfühlungsvermögen und französischer Leichtigkeit …"



Conductor Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts
Bonn
March 2008
General Anzeiger: " ... großartigen Leistung ... "



Dircé in Médée
Theater an der Wien
March 2008
Das Opernglas: "…zauberhaften Vokalen Vortrag ..."



Le prince charmant in Massenet's Cendrillon
Opera Zuid
February/ March 2008
Trouw: "De hoogtepunten kwamen van Helen Lepalaan"



Recital: Schumann + Mahler
Groningen
February 2008
Dagblad van het Noorden: "Mooier kon het namelijk niet …"



CD release: W. A. Mozart Lieder und Klavierstücke
Harmonia Mundi
January 2008
Diapason d’Or / February 2008
Gramophone: "Güra's voice is an exceptionally attractive instrument."



Operaconcerts
Groningen + Amsterdam
February 2008
Dagblad van het Noorden: "een ster zonder ijdele fratsen"



To our deepest regret Inga Nielsen passed away Feb 11. Despite her severe illness, the ‘Kgl. Kammersangerinde’ remained active until the end: she did a recital tour last December, two weeks ago she spoke at an international opera conference in Lisboa, and she was scheduled to sing the opening night of Elektra, later this month, in ‘Teatro la Fenice di Venezia’. The Danish soprano is cover of the latest edition of Opernglas. Her key roles included Leonore, Elsa, Elisabeth, Chrysotemis, Salome and Erwartung. Over 40 years Ms Nielsen sang at the Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris – Bastille, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She had strong artistic relationships with Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Sir Georg Solti and Antonio Pappano. ‘92 Ms Nielsen was honoured by the Queen of Denmark with the Order of the Dannebrog.

We express our deepest condolences to Inga’s mother and brother; and family and friends. We enjoyed working for Inga as she was always full of warmth and sympathy towards all of us in the office.




Der Heerrufer des Königs in Lohengrin
Amsterdam
February 2008
Opera: "... a muscular bass-baritone with a ringing top"



Conductor: L'Italienne à Alger
Caen
December 2007
Ouest France: "... sous la direction précise et incisive de Nicolas Chalvin."



Il Talpa + Simone in Il Trittico
Maastricht
November 2007
Opernglas: ... eine dichte musikalische Rollengestaltung und wache Bühnenpräsenz ...



Blumenmädchen in Parsifal
Rome
January 2008



Don Diègue in Massenet’s Le Cid
Zürich
January 2008
ART-TV: "… wusste als Don Diegue zu begeistern "



Conductor in New Years Concert Wien bleibt Wien
Reutlingen
January 2008
Reutlinger General-Anzeiger : "…fast wie in Wien …”



Conductor in Händel’s Messiah
Bonn
December 2007
General Anzeiger: “ein Dirigent, der sich mit Händel auskennt … ausgezeichneten Solisten”



Soprano in New Years Concert Wien bleibt Wien
Reutlingen
January 2008
Reutlinger General-Anzeiger : "…brillanter Stimmführung …”



Concert: Bach’s Jauchtzet Gott in allen Landen
Quirinusmünster (Germany)
December 2007
Neusser Feuilleton: "…brillierte der ... markante Sopran Sabine Schneiders"



Concert: Lieder from Alma Mahler
Nijmegen + Arnhem (The Netherlands)
December 2007
Trouw: “...wonderschoon en met veel diepgang … ”



title role Alcina
Vienna (Konzerthaus) + Aix en Provence
December 2007
Wiener Zeitung: “…nuanciert in den Farben.”



J. S. Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium
Conductor: Nicolas Harnoncourt
CD release (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)
Gramophone: “Werner Güra’s narration with both unequivocal delivery and an impressive bravura ”.



Stage director: Ravel’s Das Kind und der Zauberspuk
Komische Oper Berlin
October 2007
Opernwelt: Das die Geschichte (...) verstanden und goutiert wird, zeigen die Reaktionen im Publikum..."



Adina in Elisir d’amore
Royal Opera House-Covent Garden
November 2007
The Observer: “a potential new superstar in sprightly young Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak”



Title role Hänsel
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
November 2007
Der Neue Merker: "die wunderbar tiefsinnig und ausgesprochen schön singende Mezzosopranistin Tamara Gura"



Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten
Styriarte Graz
July 2007
Das Opernglas: "…ein Liedsänger von hohen Graden, gepflegt und intelligent."



Küchenjungen in Rusalka
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe>br> October 2007
Der Neue Merker: "die wunderbar tiefsinnig und ausgesprochen schön singende Mezzosopranistin Tamara Gura"



Xantippe in Telemann’s Der geduldige Sokrates
Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik
August 2007
Opernwelt: "Inga Kalna ist eine hinreissende Xantippe, die stimmlich Feuer und Geifer spucken kann"



CD release: Voices
Chandos Records
October 2007
Opernwelt: "immer wieder wird man überwältigt"



Ännchen in Der Freischütz
Salzburger Festspiele
August 2007
Opera: "Aleksandra Kurzak’s Annchen sparkled."



Bianca in Eine florentinische Tragödie
Festival de Opera de Tenerife
October 2007
Diario de Visos: "La mezzo María Riccarda Wesseling bordó su papel escénico aunque vocalmente también se vio algo afectada por la excesiva intensidad orquestal."



World première: title role Henze’s Phaedra
Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin + La Monnaie Brussels
September 2007
Opéra Magazine: "servi avec intensité par Maria Riccarda Wesseling"



Conductor: Ezio
CD release
Opéra: « On rebondit sans cesse, de surprise en surprise ...".



Lilaque le père in Boulevard Solitude
Liceu Barcelona
DVD release
Opernglas: "Deutlich schönstimmiger ist Hubert Delamboye als aalglatter Lilaque le Père."



Sister Rose in Dead man walking
Theater an der Wien
September 2007
Opernglas: "eine sympathische und zuverlässige Sister Rose"



Adina in L’elisir d’amore
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Premiere: 13 November 2007




conductor: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Hamburgische Staatsoper
October 2007
Opera: "... who brought out all the magic of the music."



Norina in Don Pasquale
Teatro Massimo di Palermo
September 2007
La repubblica – Palermo: "una Norina deliziosa per il temperamento, l’aplomb scenico, il fraseggio ora spiritoso ora sensuale ora viperino con cui anima il personaggio."



Pamina in Die Zauberflöte
Capitole de Toulouse
June 2007
Opéra: "L’exquise Pamina de Henriette Bonde-Hansen: voix lumineuse, clarté de l’expression, musicalité sans faille."



Canio in Pagliacci
Opéra National de Lorraine et Nancy
June 2007
Opera News: "a performance of searing intensity"



conductor: Pelléas et Mélisande
Deutsche Oper am Rhein-Düsseldorf
September 2007
Opera magazine: "pure magic"



Recital
Victoria
September 2007
Times Colonist: " … a captivating voice …"



CD release: Regina in Mathis der Mahler
Hamburgische Staatsoper / Simone Young
Opernglas: "Mit Inga Kalna ist die zweite Sopranpartie der Regina ebenfalls hervorragend besetzt."



Solo recital: Händel Heroines
Teatro Rosalia Castro - La Coruña
July 2007
Opera Actual: "... la mezzo se mostró extraordinariamente musical y sensible, de cálido timbre y variedad en el decir."



Conductor: Samson et Dalila
Antikenfestspiele Trier
June 2007
Opernglas: "…gewann das Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg unter Marc Soustrot sehr schnell an Charakter ..."



Soprano in Mozart’s Exultate Jubile
Victoria
August 2007
Times Colonist: " … virtuosic singing …"



Eva in Die Meistersinger
Bayreuther Festspiele
July 2007
Bloomberg: "Amanda Mace's sweet-voiced Eva"



Concert
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
August 2007
NRC: " … een fenomenale uitvoering …"



Mozart + Haydn
Mannheimer Mozartsommer + Nationaltheater Mannheim
Juli 2007
Mannheimer Morgen: "Güras kultiviert geführter Tenor hat einen dermassen charmanten Schmelz…"



Operngala: Eboli, Sieglinde etc.
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
June 2007
Rheinische Post: “Allen voran triumphierte naturgemäß Jeanne Piland mit Arien und Szenen“



Raymondo Bidebent in Lucia di Lammermor
Opéra National du Rhin
May 2007
Musique: “L’autre palme du chant revient indubitablement à la basse Giorgio Giuseppini“



Sara in Roberto Devereux
Bayerische Staatsoper München
July 2007
Süddeutsche Zeitung: “mit schönem, leuchtendem Mezzo: Jeanne Piland“



Brünnhilde in Der Ring
Oper Dortmund
April-May 2007
Opernwelt: "in denkbar guter stimmlicher Verfassung"



Opera Gala Concert
Kissinger Sommer
June 2007
Main Post: "Zentrum des Abends"



5th solo CD release: Schubert’s Schwanengesang
Harmonia Mundi
Record Review: “Werner Güra is a very fine Schubert singer of a particular kind”



Title role in Bizet's Carmen
Opera Zuid
May/ June 2007
Brabants Dagblad: "indrukwekkend"



Bianca in Eine florentinische Tragödie
+ Duchessa in Luci mie traditrici
Opéra National de Lyon
April 2007
Diapason: "…parfaite actrice, avec une voix puissante, timbrée, diseuse..."



Marionette in Wolf Ferrari’s La veduva scaltra
Opéra de Nice
April-May 2007
Opéra Magazine: "la pimpante et très talenteuse Marionette d’Henriette Bonde-Hansen."



Cornelia in Giulio Cesare
Göttingen, Händel Festspiele
May 2007
The Opera Critic: "Vocal honours go to Cécile van de Sant ..."



Hunding in Die Walküre
Nationaltheater Weimar
April 2007
Opernglas: "Jaco Huijpens Auftreten als Hunding fand in seinem aufbrausenden Gesang die vollkommene Entsprechung"



Renée + Alice in Neuwirth’s Lost Highway
CD release
Kairos Records
Opernwelt: "Famos auch Constance Hauman"



Title role Händel’s Rodrigo
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris
May 2007
Concertonet.com: "émouvant"



Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare
Cologne Opera
May-June 2007
Bonner Generalanzeiger: "Eine Klasse für sich der Altus-Martin Wölfel"



Polissena in Radamisto
Hamburgische Staatsoper
May 2007
Die Welt: "ein Feuerwerk an blitzenden Koloraturen"



Minister Fraarte in Radamisto
Hamburgische Staatsoper
May 2007
Hamburger Morgenpost: "virtuoser Gesang"



Lilaque le père in Boulevard Solitude
Liceu Barcelona
March 2007
Orpheus: "mit prägnanter Diktion und reifem Charaktertenor."



Alfredo in La Traviata
Teatro dell'Opera-Roma
April 2007
Quintavalle: "ottimo il tenore Marius Brenciu"



Sieglinde in Die Walküre
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
CD release
Opéra Magazine: "Charlotte Margiono campe une Sieglinde sensible et ardente de meilleure santé vocale"



Stage director of Ravel’s
Das Kind und der Zauberspuk
Komische Oper Berlin
Premiere: 21 October 2007

Berliner Zeitung: "Komische Oper im Aufwind"



Ännchen in Der Freischütz
Deutsche Oper Berlin
March 2007
Opéra Magazine: "Délicieuse"



Guido Bardi in Eine florentinische Tragödie
Opéra National de Lyon
April 2007
Opéra Magazine: "l’excellente ténor Hugh Smith"



Conductor: Messager’s Véronique
Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy
January 2007
Opéra Magazine: "Précis, Nicolas Chalvin nuance, enflamme, colore."



Jim in Mahagonny
Opéra national de Nancy et de Lorraine
April 2007
Resmusica: "…remarquablement à l’aise et détendu, voix claire et déliée..."



Florestan in Fidelio
Opéra d’Avignon
April 2007
La Provence: "Le timbre chaleureux (…) est à son tour bouleversant"



Lenski in Eugen Onegin
Opéra National de Lyon
January 2007
Opernweld: "stimmstark: Marius Brenciu"



Title role Tannhäuser
Nikolaus Lehnhoff – Hartmud Haenchen production
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
February 2007
Opéra Magazine: "Tannhäuser de belle tenue, surmontant avec une vaillance et une endurance à toute épreuve l’éprouvante tessiture du rôle"



soprano in Petite Messe solenelle
Philharmonie Essen / Alessandro di Marchi
March 2007
WAZ-Essen: "klare Konturen und brillantes Timbre"



Siegmund in Die Walküre
Lithuanian National Opera Vilnius
March 2007
Bravissimo-Vilnius: "a brilliant performance as Siegmund"



soprano in Ives’ Five last songs
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
March 2007
24 heures: "la profondeur du timbre et la chaleur du chant de Roberta Alexander"



Woglinde in Das Rheingold
Opera national du Rhin-Strasbourg
Feburary 2007
Opera: "Cécile de Boever’s strong soprano as Woglinde"



Chrysothemis in Elektra
Megaron Athens
March 2007
Opera Magazine: "…and her shining top register in the finale was properly thrilling."



Evangelist in Matthäuspassion
Concerto d’Amsterdam
March 2007
Leeuwarder Courant: "Nico van der Meel, een tovenaar van klinkers (…) Dirtzen Rinkleff zette een prachtige ‘Erbarme dich’ neer."



Sieglinde in Die Walküre
Lithuanian National Opera Vilnius
March 2007
Lietuvos Rytas-Vilnius: "The American soprano Amanda Mace turned in an outstanding performance as Sieglinde"



Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus
Capitole de Toulouse
December 2006
Forumopera: "une csardas fort réussie"



Siegmund in Die Walküre
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
CD release
Gramophone: "John Keyes’s virile, baritonal Siegmund is simply the Rolls Royce cast of the day."



Evangelist in Matthäuspassion
Würzburger Dom
March 2007
Mainpost: "stilsicher, mühelos in der Stimmführung sowie mit Natürlichkeit und Überzeugungskraft"



Concert: Dutilleux’ Correspondances
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
March 2007
Berlingske-Copenhagen: "she went right into everybody’s heart"



recital: Mozart + Schubert
Wigmore Hall London
Classicalsource: "a wide range of vocal colours, with subtle gradations"



Piacere in Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Händel Festspiele Karlsruhe
March 2007
Die Rheinpfalz: "in ganz besondere Schönheit und zartester Empfindung"



CD release: François Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres
Channel Classics
Classics Today: "a lovely, warm voice, accurate intonation, and an expressive technique"



Carmina Burana
Noord Nederlands Orketst / Jaques Mercier
February 2007
Dagblad van het Noorden: "Schneiders Dulicissime! Ah! bracht de feestelijkheid terug in de muzikale superlatieven..."



Brünnhilde in Die Walküre
De Vlaamse Opera-Ghent
February 2007
Le Soir-Bruxelles: "Jayne Casselman termine dans une émotion magistrale"



Idamante in Idomeneo
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
February 2007
Der Neue Merker: "mit einem wirklich wunderbar warmen Timbre ausgestatttet"



2nd Soprano in C.P.E. Bach’s Die Israelitin in der Wüste
Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
January 2007
Zürcher Oberländer: "Schöne Frauenstimmen"



Cassio in Otello
RAI-Amsterdam
February 2007
AD: "een jong en aanstormend zangtalent"



Weihnachtsoratorium (with Nicolaus Harnoncourt)
Musikverein Wien
January 2007
Wiener Zeitung: "mit souveränem Können"



Camille de Rosillon in Die lustige Witwe
Opera Bern
December 2006
Berner Zeitung: "stimmlich und darstellerisch schlichtweg brillant."



Orlowsky in Die Fledermaus
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
January 2007
Badische Neueste Nachrichten: "mit farbig fein nuanciertem Mezzo"



Cherea in Glanert’s Caligula
Opera Cologne
December 2006
Kölner Stadtanzeiger: "ein bassfester Andreas Hörl "



Conductor: Cosi fan tutte
Grand Théâtre de Genève
November 2006
Opernwelt: "die anregende musikalische Leitung von Nicolas Chalvin"



Alfredo in La Traviata
Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie-Bruxelles
December 2006
Karl-Ernst & Ursel Herrmann
La Libre Belgique: "une voix solaire, naturelle, juste, très brillante dans l'aigu, guidée par une musicalité raffinée"



Donna Elvira + Marcellina in Don Giovanni + Le nozze di Figaro
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
November 2006
Opernglas: "In beiden Fällen brachte Margiono einen fülligen, expressiven Sopran von souveräner Gestalltungskraft zu Gehör"



Gilda in Rigoletto
Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse
November 2006
La Dépêche: "Aleksandra Kurzak remporte un succès mérité"



Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
December 2006
Stuttgarter Zeitung: "Grosses Kompliment an Tamara Gura, und (..) für lupenreinen Rheintoechter-Gesang"



CD release: Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 24
Harmonia Mundi
November 2006
BBC Music Magazine: "the palm must go to Werner Güra”



Conductor: Mozart, Mendelssohn etc.
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
December 2006
Reutlingener Generalanzeiger: "Das grösste Kunststück gelingt Chalvin im Hochzeitsmarsch"



Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West
Concertgebouw Amsterdam / NPS ZaterdagMatinee
Edo de Waart / Dutch Radio Orchestra
December 2006
NRC Handelsblad: "Hugh Smith viel op als een krachtige Johnson"



Cesare Angelotti in Tosca
De Vlaamse Opera (Antwerp-Ghent)
October 2006
Opéra Magazine: "solide"



Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus
Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse
Jean-Louis Grinda / Günter Neuhold production
24 December 2006



Title role Tristan
Théatre Royal de la Monnaie-Bruxelles
October 2006
Opéra Magazine: "John Keyes franchit sans faiblir les écueils du rôle"



Title role Boccaccio (Franz von Suppé)
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
November 2006
Der Neue Merker: "in jeder Hinsicht überzeugend"



Stage director: world premiere Pinocchio
Komische Oper Berlin
November 2006
Berliner Zeitung: "ein Erfolg: das ist dem sicheren Theaterinstinkt von Jetske Mijnssen zu verdanken."



Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia
Théâtre Municipal de Lausanne
September 2006
Opéra Magazine: "La distribution est dominée de très haut par Inga Kalna"



Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles
De Vlaamse Opera-Antwerp
October 2006
Deutschlandfunk: "Der souveräne Bariton Geert Smits"



Pollione in Norma
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
DVD release: fall 2006
Grammophone – Editor’s choice of the month:
"Hugh Smith is a sturdy Pollione"



Abbé von Chazeuil in Adriana Lecouvreur
ZaterdagMatinee / Concertgebouw Amsterdam
September 2006
Il Giornale.it: "e va menzionato anche l’ottimo Philippe Do nell’Abate Chazeuil"



CD release: Wesendoncklieder & Arias
Limburgs Symphony Orchestra / Ed Spanjaard
Fall 2006




Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier
Nürnberg Opera
October 2006
Opernglas: "Prächtig"



Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik
August 2006
DNO: "exemplaire Ottavio en Werner Güra"



Marcelline in Fidelio
Châtelet Paris
June 2006

Le Figaro: "Délicieuse, la Marcelline d’Henriette Bonde-Hansen"



2nd Fairy in Mendelssohns’ A midsummer night’s dream
NPS ZaterdagMatinee / Concertgebouw Amsterdam
October 2006
De Volkskrant: "met (…) Sabine Schneider kreeg het stuk (…) vleugels "



Gilda in Rigoletto
Opera North
October 2006
Opera Magazine: "lovely singing"



Schubert’s Missa solemnis in As-Dur
Münchner Philharmoniker / Hartmut Haenchen
October 2006
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "…das gleichsam eigenständige Musizieren, das Alexandra Coku (…) gestattet wurde, war doch außergewöhnlich."



Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles
De Vlaamse Opera-Antwerpen
Premiere: 31 October 2006



title role Adriana Lecouvreur
ZaterdagMatinee / Concertgebouw Amsterdam
September 2006
Trouw: "een triomf"



Tamino in Die Zauberflöte
Johannesburg Opera
July 2006
Roodepoort Record: "Andries Cloete stars as Tamino"



Livietta in Galuppi’s Le nozze di Dorina
Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
June 2006
Scherzo: "con mucha resolucion"



title role La fille du régiment
Hamburgische Staatsoper
June 2006
Orpheus: "Star des Abends war Aleksandra Kurzak"



Tenor in Robert Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt
AVRO-TROS / Vredenburg
September 2006
Telegraaf: "sublieme vertelkunst"



Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth
ZaterdagMatinee / Concertgebouw Amsterdam
September 2006
Trouw: "Het was aan Marius Brenciu om werkelijk indruk te maken"



Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Théatre Royal de la Monnaie-Bruxelles
Christof Loy production
September 2006
Le Soir: "le très credible Jaco Huijpen."



Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer
Basler Sinfonieorchester / Marc Minkowski
September 2006
Basler Zeitung: "Grossartig sang die Schweizer Mezzosopranistin Maria Riccarda Wesseling."



title role Amadigi
Festival de Radio France et Montpellier
July 2006
Gazetta: "tous les souffrages"



title role Iphigénie en Tauride
Opéra National de Paris-Palais Garnier
June 2006
Scenes Magazine: "…une entrée en matière impressionnante de ferveur…"



concert: Mozart arias
Salzburger Festspiele
August 2006
Salzburger Nachrichten: "Aleksandra Kurzak wurde allen Anforderungen auf fabelhafte Weise gerecht"



Siegmund in Die Walküre
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
DVD release
Gramophone: "John Keyes's masculine Siegmund is in terrific voice."



1. Dame in Die Zauberflöte
Salzburger Festspiele
July 2006
FAZ: "tadellos: Inga Kalna"



title role Lady Macbeth of Mzensk
Nationaltheater Mannheim
June 2006
Orpheus: "die superbe Jayne Casselman"



Brünnhilde in Der Ring
Opera Cologne
April 2006
Opera: "… triumph with the unstinting generosity of her singing of the Immolation..."



Loge in Der Ring
Opera Cologne
April 2006
Opera: "Hubert Delamboye’s world-class Loge "



Rusticone in Salieri’s La cifra
Opera Cologne
June 2006
Opernwelt: "Andreas Hörl gibt mit stämmigen Bassbariton den rustikalen Komplotteur."



Norina in Don Pasquale
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
July 2006
The Observer: "…the discovery of a star in making: the Polish soprano, Aleksandra Kurzak..."



Gluck’s Orpheus und Euridice
Magdeburg Opera
January 2006
Orpheus: "Ulrike Mayer mit guter Stimmführung (...) Mit klarem Sopran: Evmorfia Metaxaki."



Telemann’s Der Tod Jesu
closing event / Telemann Festival Magdeburg
May 2006
Orpheus: "mit einer überragenden Ulrike Mayer"



Mahler’s 2nd symphony
opening Dresdner Musikfestspiele
with Hartmut Haenchen
May 2006
Sächsische Zeitung: "Alexandra Coku stand ohne hörbare Anstrengung in jedem Moment klar über Chören und Orchester"



Leonore in Fidelio
Leipzig Opera
June 2006
Leipziger Volkszeitung: "Auch die dramatische Wucht Amanda Maces sollte man erlebt haben."



Gérard in Deibes’ Lakmé
Opéra de Metz
January 2006
Opera Magazine: "Philippe Do sang a poetic, chaste Gérard capable of substantial outbursts."



Masetto in Don Giovanni
Opéra National du Rhin-Strasbourg
Opera: "Nicolas Testé’s rich-toned Masetto made you want him hear in bigger roles."



Andrej in Mazepa
Welsh National Opera
May 2006
Opera Magazine: “Hugh Smith as Andrey was impressive…“



Sara in Roberto Devereux
Bayerische Staatsoper München
DVD release
Opernglas: "In jeder Hinsicht Respekt gebietet die Leistung von Jeanne Piland."



conductor: La clemenza di Tito
Deutsche Oper am Rhein-Düsseldorf
February 2006
Orpheus: “Andreas Stoehr ist der Motor der Aufführung“



Biondello in L’oca del Cairo
Kammeroper Wien
May 2006
Wiener Zeitung: "… und der prägnante Tenor von Andries Cloete machen Laune"



Concert: Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
Philharmonie Köln
May 2006
Kölnische Rundschau: "Bei den Solisten nahm Amanda Mace mit ihrem instrumental geführtem Sopran (…) für sich ein."



Concert: Mozart arias
Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Marek Janowski
May 2006
Jyllands Posten-Copenhagen: “Henriette Bonde-Hansen lagde hele sin perlende virtuositet og ukunstlede inderlighed i to koncertarier af Mozart.”



Ilia in Idomeneo
Hamburgische Staatsoper
May 2006
Hamburger Abendblatt: “Inga Kalna leuchtete als Herzengute den Weg durch die Partitur.“



title role Simon Boccanegra
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
May 2006
Trouw: “Enig lichtpunt hier, en in de hele opera, is de fantastische Poolse bariton Andrzej Dobber…“



Reine Gertrude in Thomas’ Hamlet
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
April 2006
Opernwelt: "mit Jeanne Piland als Gertrude exzellent besetzt"



CD release: Fraarte in Radamisto
Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis
Virgin
Opera Magazine: “delightful”



Brahm’s Ein deutsches Requiem
Festival Hamburger Ostertöne
April 2006
Hamburger Morgenpost: "Der frenetische Applaus nahm kein Ende"



CD release: Wien 1900
Claves
Revue Musicale Suisse: “…Maria Riccarda Wesseling est absolument magnifique.”



Tamino in Die Zauberflöte
Opéra de Lille
March 2006
Opéra Magazine: "…avec le beau Werner Güra, dont les qualités mozartiennes ne sont plus à démontrer..."



Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte
Opéra National du Rhin-Strasbourg
December 2005 + January 2006
Opera Magazine: "…extravagantly pretty – and prettily sung…"



4th solo CD release: Hugo Wolf’s Mörike Lieder
Harmonia Mundi
Opernwelt: “vorbildliche Diktion, subtile Schattierungen und feiner Witz”



Debussy, De Leeuw, Mozart, Haydn
Amsterdam
March 2006
Trouw: "dashingly and with passion"



CD release: Asprano in Vivaldi’s Motezuma
Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis
Deutsche Gramophon / Archiv Produktion
Opernwelt: “Kabinettstück der Vivaldischen Koloraturkunst”



title role Elektra
Opera Saarbrücken
February 2006
Opernwelt: "Tragödin grossen Stils: suggestive Aura (…) hochdramatische Durchschlagkraft"



Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algerie
March 2006
Augsburger Allgemeine: "Star des Abends"



La mort de Cleopatre + Shéhérazade
with Bernhard Klee
March 2006
Deventer Dagblad: “Uitstekende vertolking”



La voix humaine
Théâtre de Villefranche-sur-Saône
March 2006
Le Progrès-Lyon: "Interprète unique"



concert: Liszt, Strauss, Wagner, Puccini and Verdi
with Boris Gruzin
March 2006
Trouw: "Magistrale Margiono laat haar sopraan weer magisch stralen"



Gérard in Deibes’ Lakmé
Opéra de Metz
January 2006
Opéra Magazine: "Philippe Do (…) avec un timbre lyrique et ronde, une diction impeccable et des demi-teintes raffinées."



Despina in Cosi fan tutte
Opéra d'Avignon
January 2006
Opéra Magazine: "…on retrouve toujours avec plaisir Cécile de Boever..."



duorecital: a.o. Schumann, Grieg, Gounod, Berlioz, Brahms, Strauss, Berg and Quilter
Concertgebouw Amsterdam
February 2006
De Telegraaf: "…met een stem die gelijk de zon warmte en licht uitstraalt…"



conductor: La clemenza di Tito
Deutsche Oper am Rhein-Düsseldorf
February 2006
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "faszinierende Transparenz"



Le Pèlerin in L’amour de loin
Finnish National Opera-Helsinki
Peter Sellars Production
February + March 2006
Etelä-Suomen Sanomat-Lahti: „The cast was completed excellently by mezzo-soprano Maria Riccarda Wesseling…“



world premiere Togo in Dusapin’s Faustus, The Last Night
Staatsoper Berlin
January 2006
Corriere della serra: „Jaco Huijpen coi corretti toni dramatici“



role debut Gluck’s Orpheus
Magdeburg Opera
January 2006
Magdeburger Volksstimme: „...bravouröse sängerische Leistung von Ulrike Mayer...“



title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Nürnberg Opera
January 2006
Nürnberger Zeitung: "... eine lyrische fein austarierte, bewegliche Stimme, der Volumen und Grandezza nicht fehlen."



Nadia (Valencienne) in La veuve joyeuse (Die lustige Witwe)
Capitole de Toulouse
December 2005
Opéra Magazine: "Cécile de Boever et Gilles Ragon font preuve d’une belle application."



Chief-Conductor Brabants Orkest
Eindhovens Dagblad: "...trok het HBO uit het moeras."



Hauptmann in Wozzeck
Liceu-Barcelona
Sebastian Weigle / Calixto Bieito
January 2006
El Pais: "con relieve Hubert Delamboye."



Bass part in Schostakowitsch’s 14th Symphony
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
January 2006
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Der so voluminös wie geschmeidige Bass Andreas Hörls (...) krönte die bemerkenswerte Aufführung."



Opera Gala Concert: Rossini, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Saint-Saëns and Bizet
January 2006
DNA-Strasbourg: “…la révélation d’une cantatrice suisse de grand avenir.”



Nadia (Valencienne) in La veuve joyeuse (Die lustige Witwe)
Capitole de Toulouse
December 2005
La Gazette du Midi-Toulouse: "Le couple Nadia-Camille (…) est lui aussi très en situation et s’intègre parfaitement à la classe qui préside au spectacle."



conductor La vie parisienne
Opéra de Lausanne
December 2005
Le Temps-Genève: "…une joyeuse bande que dirige d'un geste alerte et ciselé Nicolas Chalvin…"



Wagner’s Wesendoncklieder
December 2005
Südostschweiz-Chur: “Das Göttliche im Profanen - Wesseling berückt mit Richard Wagners Wesendonck-Liedern”



Concert Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder
Vredenburg Utrecht (The Netherlands)
December 2005
Trouw: “Margiono leverde niets minder dan een topprestatie”



Siegmund in Die Walküre
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam + Staatstheater Stuttgart
September/October 2005
Opera: “… John Keyes repeated his extremely sympathetic Siegmund, his dark, heavy voice well suited to this doomed figure…” (Die Walküre/Ring in Amsterdam)



Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte
Opéra National de Rhin-Strasbourg
December 2005 (Strasbourg) + January 2006 (Mulhouse)
AFP: “Solide comme le roc…”



Recital Diepenbrock, Pfitzner en Wolf
Concertgebouw Amsterdam
December 2005
Dagblad Trouw: “Geert Smits heeft power (...) De bas-bariton Geert Smits is Neêrlands trots in de internationale operawereld“



Beroè in Henze’s The Bassarids
De Nederlandse Opera-Amsterdam
December 2005
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: “Mit bezückendem Mezzo und einer faszinierend gespielten Unterwürfigkeit erfüllte Anne Gjevang ihre Rolle der alten Sklavin...“



Hedwig in Offenbachs Die Rheinnixen
Opéra National de Lyon
December 2005
Le Progrès-Lyon: “Le mezzo-soprano Maria Riccarda Wesseling séduit par l’étendue de sa tessiture, les reflets cuivrés de son timbre et l’engagement dramatique de son personnage”



Dido in Berlioz’ Les Troyens à Carthage
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
October/November 2005
Opernglas: "eine zutiefst intensive Rolleninkarnation"



Irene in Händel's Atalanta
San Francisco
2005
San Francisco Chronicle: "Cecile van de Sant lavished warm tone and luxuriant phrasing..."



Isolde in Tristan und Isolde
Opera National de Bordeaux
April 2005
Mittelloge.de: "Jayne Casselman war die Sensation des Abends"



Works of Berlioz, Dvorak
Hannover, NDR Radiophilharmonie
February 2005

Neue Presse: "mit vollem Körpereinsatz"



Frank Martin's Le Mystère de la Nativité
Utrecht
December 2004
Volkskrant: "als een vis in het water"



Works of Debussy
Münchner Philharmoniker
Juni 2004
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "ganze Klasse"



Medea in Händel's Tesseo
Bury St. Edmunds/ Britten Theatre London
ResMusica.com: "... an ideal gift for any gifted singer ..."



Tauride in Arianna in Creta
Nationale Reisopera (NL)
October 2003
Algemeeen Dagblad: "fel, expressief en trefzeker"



La Messageria in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
Amsterdam
2000
" een hartverscheurende boodschapster ..."



 

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